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  • 2006
  • September

Residual Nitrogen Could Lower Fertilizer Bills

Soil testing pays, and I am certain you've heard this statement from one of Noble's soil and crops specialists before. We already have begun seeing soil test results with high residual nitrogen. These levels have been high enough at times to cause us to not recommend nitrogen fertilization for fall/winter pasture forage production.
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  • 2009
  • January

Poultry Litter for Fertilizer

There has been increased interest in using poultry litter as fertilizer since fertilizer prices have skyrocketed. Poultry litter has long been used near the point of production, but high transportation costs for its low analysis has limited its use to within about 50 miles of poultry houses.
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  • 2011
  • November

You May Not Need to Use Nitrogen on Wheat in 2011

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.
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  • 1996
  • November

How Much Detail Do You Know About Your Soil?

Those of you that have attended an NF Grazing School or New Cooperator Seminar have heard a discussion about doing a soil inventory. A soil inventory is simply an organized method of collecting and listing selected properties and potentials of the different soils contained within the boundaries of your farm or ranch.
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  • 2016
  • February

Organic matter serves important role in soil health

The contributions of soil organic matter and how to maintain or increase it.
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  • 2009
  • December

Five Steps to Get the Most From Your Soil Samples

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.
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  • 2015
  • September

Soil test values can vary across years

Following these steps should help you develop a better nutrient management program through use of soil testing.
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  • 1999
  • March

Changes are Coming to Agriculture Testing Services

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.
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  • 2005
  • January

Consider These Things Before Sprigging Bermudagrass This Spring

Sprigging bermudagrass is an expensive investment, but, if done correctly, it will quickly pay for itself.
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  • 2002
  • January

Understanding Phosphorus Behavior in Soils

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.
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