Results for pages tagged with "soil test"
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A representative soil sample is of great economic benefit in crop and forage production. Applying a fertilizer or soil amendment that is not needed, excessive, or not enough to reach the intended yield goal is costly.
Soil testing is the basis of a sound fertilizer program; however, it is important to understand that the decisions made as a result of soil tests are only as good as the samples themselves.
The total number of forage, hay and feed samples processed by ATS in 1998 were up 1.82 percent over the average (3,625) of the past three years. Soil sample numbers (3,146) were down 1.17 percent for the same time frame. These numbers seem to indicate that the past year's harsh weather conditions had little affect on the sample counts.
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.
I've assembled six steps - from start to finish - that I think are essential for any soil fertility program.
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.
Sometimes, a rancher takes a soil sample, sends it to a laboratory and the recommendation calls for phosphorus (P) and potassium (K). The rancher knows nitrogen should be applied near the time of...
Consider weather, variety, soil, seedbed preparation, equipment and seed quality.
The contributions of soil organic matter and how to maintain or increase it.