Articles Tagged with ''soil test''

[Podcast] Understanding Nutrient Cycling and Soil Tests

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Yetter Mfg., we catch up with Ray Ward of Ward Laboratories, at the 2019 National No-Tillage Conference where he gets into the nitty-gritty on nutrients that are removed from a field during harvest or foraging.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Yetter Mfg., we catch up with Ray Ward of Ward Laboratories, at the 2019 National No-Tillage Conference where he gets into the nitty-gritty on nutrients that are removed from a field during harvest or foraging.
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Crop Rotation, Grazing Rebuilds Soil

Soil gets tired. After years of supporting a rotating cast of crops, the soil’s nutrient supply is often exhausted. The tilling, turning, and planting also degrade the organic matter in the soil and its ability to stay hydrated.
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No-Till Notes: Improving Efficiency in Your No-Till Fertility

Take soil tests, select efficient fertilizer products and consider timing and placement to reduce nutrient loss and economically build up soil levels.
Every year we evaluate our management practices to see how we can improve our efficiency. Selecting the right hybrids and varieties are key to our success, but fine-tuning our fertilizer program has also paid big dividends.
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No-Till Notes: How to Plan Your Summer Fertility Program

Soil test to determine what’s available to your crops and follow with tissue or sap testing to detect possible deficiencies.
Planning your crop’s fertility begins with soil testing, followed by planning your fertilizer application, followed by summer tissue testing. Some nutrients will go on in the fall, others in the spring and the rest in the summer, depending on you and your agronomist’s approach to nutrient management.
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