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Recently, we concluded harvesting the first tomato crop in our new hoop house. This was our first experience with this growing system. Not everything went as planned, but generally speaking I'm pleased with the results.
Two things that will affect the need for topdressing winter pasture with nitrogen (N) fertilizer in the spring are drought this fall and the amount of N fertilizer applied at or since planting.
Some expert observers of the fertilizer market have estimated that there may be another 20 percent increase in price by spring 2008.
How many of us have been scared by the fertilizer recommendation on our soil test results? To grow introduced forages to meet livestock demand or yield goal, it is important to fertilize according to a soil test recommendation.
As the current cattle cycle enters its second year, the outlook for cattle prices is in direct contrast to the outlook for energy costs. The higher costs/lower revenue squeeze will emphasize the need for efficient use of all inputs - especially fuel and fertilizer.
Lately, forage producers have seen the cost of fertilizer increase sharply. Let's look at how to determine the "true" cost of nitrogen by fertilizer source.
The Noble Research Institute is helping fund Oklahoma State University's variable fertilizer rate research project. In addition to supplying grant funds, the Noble Research Institute Agricultural Division also furnishes land for variable rate research at both the Headquarters Farm and the Red River Demonstration and Research Farm.
As everyone has no doubt noticed, fertilizer prices have shot through the roof over the last year. Producers must first have an idea of base fertility reserves and soil pH. Without this basic information, every other fertility decision is only a guess. With careful planning and attention to all the details, fertilization can still produce the lowest-cost forage available.
Sprigging bermudagrass is an expensive investment, but, if done correctly, it will quickly pay for itself.
Phosphorus is an essential element for plant growth. If soil test phosphorus levels are low, we must supply additional fertilizer phosphorus to successfully achieve high crop yields.