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In the previous instance, of this two-part podcast series, John Grove discussed the unique characteristics of no-till soil environments and how those conditions can affect the availability of nutrients to plants. The director of the University of Kentucky Research and Educa­tion Center also covered the role nutrient stratification in no-tilled soils might play in your plant nutrition program as you assess your crop’s needs.

To lead off the second half of this podcast series, Grove will shift his focus to nutrient management after crops have emerged. He’ll reinforce the importance of in-season crop assessments and knowing and recognizing nutrient deficiency symptoms to optimize yields, and the pros and cons of nutrient management tools like chlorophyll meters and crop sensors.

Grove also shares important insights about timing, placement and sources of nutrients in no-till systems and the nature of nutrient losses that can occur in different no-tilled soil types, as well as potential ways to avoid these losses. He’ll outline results of research that shows how the resiliency of no-tilled soils can stabilize yields when weather conditions are less than perfect.

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