"One concern I have is that some growers treat their P and K like balancing a checkbook, trying to calculate what is taken off the field and putting that amount back on in fertilizer. In almost all cases, this type of accuracy is not needed for removal-based guidelines," says nutrient management specialist Dan Kaiser.
Source: United States International Trade Commission
The U.S. International Trade Commission, which governs how tariffs are administered, voted this week to lift tariffs on ammonium nitrate from Russia and Trinidad and Tobago. This could be good news for farmers as fertilizer prices continue to soar.
Two ongoing studies are measuring how much soil is being blown across different fields, and how much nutrients lost with wind erosion might cost farmers. Overall, preliminary data indicates that management makes a difference: leaving residue on a field or planting cover crops, and less aggressive tillage, can slow down soil movement.
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