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The role of boron in plants

Boron is thought to play important roles in cell wall synthesis and sugar transport. As such, it affects cell wall strength and resistance to disease, as…
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The importance of foliar nutrition in soybeans

Foliar fertilization of soybeans is a critical step in achieving greater yields. In recent years, we have burnt the proverbial candle at both ends when it…
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The other livestock on your farm

In a healthy soil a small sample the size of the tip of your little finger or about 1 gram of soil contains about 10 billion…
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The 4Rs – Doing Right in a Changing Fertilizer Environment

We all seek to minimize nutrient losses to surface waters. No farmer wants to lose purchased nutrients.  Whether you are farming in the highly regulated Lake…
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Maintain Soil Fertility Now to Avoid Intensive Intervention Later

Key Points: Soil P and K test levels do not increase pound-for-pound with fertilizer applications. Fertile soils take 9 pounds fertilizer P2O5(phosphate) and 4 pounds fertilizer…
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Managing Nitrogen Through Nitrate Testing

End-of-season stalk nitrate testing can help you measure whether your crop received adequate nitrogen. The test measures the amount of nitrogen returned to the stalk after…
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Soybeans and Potassium

Potassium’s primary plant function is to regulate the direction of water flow between cells and different plant tissues.  The xylem and the phloem, which is the…
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The Importance of Plant Tissue Testing

Soil tests measure what is in the ground, not in the plant. Tissue test is the only way to know what the plant needs. Use tissue…
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