Articles Tagged with ''soil test''

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Putting The Fertility Puzzle Together

Yearly soil and tissue tests, cover crops and timely fertilization to avoid ‘hidden hunger’ in plants can boost yields, says no-tiller and crop consultant Ed Winkle.
It’s not likely you’ll find Martinsville, Ohio, no-tiller Ed Winkle running on automatic. When harvest is over, the work is just beginning as he explores how to make the soils on his farm work better.
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Do You Need Secondary Macronutrient And Micronutrient Analyses?

Most soil tests for these nutrients are not very reliable, so if a result is high, you will know that your crop won't suffer a yield loss related to that particular nutrient, but a medium or low test result doesn't necessarily mean that applying the nutrient will produce a crop response.
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Fertility An Investment, Not A Cost

Wisconsin no-tiller Bill Hurtgen is using tips gained at ‘night school’ to balance and build his soils and protect yields.
No-till fertility management and herbicide rotation have saved Downing, Wis., multi-tasker Bill Hurtgen time and money. All are nuggets the relatively new farmer picked up attending a night class at his local technical college.
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Do You Need Micronutrient Soil Tests?

Some Illinois soil test laboratories now offer secondary (Ca, Mg, and S) and micronutrient (Zn, Mn, Fe, Cu, and B) soil tests at no additional cost beyond the charge for the standard soil analysis.
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Don’t Stand Still With No-Till

These no-till innovators refuse to be comfortable with their success and continually look for new ideas to improve their cropping program.
The Rundahl family has had a highly successful 100% no-till program for more than 2 decades. But they've been quick to recognize that finding ways to improve is critical if you expect to continue with your no-till success.
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