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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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