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Under most situations, all the required nutrients, as recommended by a soil test, should be applied and incorporated into the soil prior to planting - the only exception is nitrogen.
In a time of record high fertilizer and commodity prices, should you apply sulfur (S) fertilizer? Well, an economist would say, "It depends." As an agronomist, I would have to agree with them. Some critical factors for applying S fertilizer are S soil test level, soil type, yield goal for the crop, amount of nitrogen fertilizer being applied and the amount of S obtained from rain, irrigation and other sources.
Deciding what source to use for summer nitrogen can be difficult, because each has its pros and cons. The deciding factor for most producers is their tolerance for risk versus the cost for each type of nitrogen fertilizer.
Grazing bermudagrass pastures with stocker cattle is an important activity within 100 miles of Ardmore, Okla. Synthetic nitrogen (N) is commonly used by producers to supply the N requirements of their pastures.
One method to determine nitrogen fertilizer requirements uses nitrogen-rich strips to supplement the use of yield goals as a basis for making fertilizer recommendations.
Sprigging bermudagrass is an expensive investment, but, if done correctly, it will quickly pay for itself.
Small grain pasture will provide a source of high quality forage, which will supplement or even substitute for hay to carry your herd to next spring. In addition, the bermudagrass sod furnishes solid footing for cattle through wet periods of the season. Sod-seeding permits small grains to be grown in areas where seedbed preparation would not be feasible.
Nitrogen is the most important plant nutrient, and, when deficient, it significantly reduces productivity. Primarily, nitrogen improves plant efficiency, resulting in increased forage nutritive value and reduced fiber content.
Alfalfa (Medicago sativa) has probably been grazed for as many years as it has been planted. However, most of the grazing has been done as a minor component of a hay production system and not as a...
As we approach the end of 2011, many soil sample results have considerably higher than average amounts of nitrates, especially in wheat and winter pasture fields.