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[Podcast] Ray Ward on Soil Testing and No-Till Nutrient Management

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, <em>No-Till Farmer</em> editor Frank Lessiter talks with soil scientist Ray Ward, who founded Ward Laboratories after identifying the need for a new approach to making soil fertility recommendations.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer Influencers & Innovators podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, No-Till Farmer editor Frank Lessiter talks with soil scientist Ray Ward, who founded Ward Laboratories after identifying the need for a new approach to making soil fertility recommendations.
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In Depth: The Money-Making Power of Soil Microbes

Reducing soil disturbance, increasing plant diversity and adding livestock to farms accelerates soil health and productivity, helping growers stay profitable, soil experts say.
The challenge ahead for farmers is to produce more food on a declining land area, with soils and ecosystems that are continually being degraded — all while using less water, energy and natural resources under difficult economic circumstances.
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How to Read a Soil Test Report

Ward Laboratories president Ray Ward offers a step-by-step explanation on interpreting soil test reports to aid no-till management decisions.
Most no-tillers understand the importance of soil testing, as they typically serve as the baseline for fertilizer and lime purchases and application.
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