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No-Tillers Ready to Make Slight Cuts with Fertilizer

After increasing per-acre spends on fertilizer in 2014, no-tillers will try to trim expenditures mostly through cuts to soybean applications.
Year after year, fertilizer is the big gorilla in the room when it comes to farm expenditures. In 2014, the readers of No-Till Farmer spent an average of $85,513 per farm to feed their crops — far outpacing the average of $69,732 spent on average, per farm, for land rent.
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Consider Topdressing Wheat with Chloride

With wheat prospects looking reasonably good so far this season in many areas, producers may be wondering if it would pay to add chloride to their topdressing blend. Chloride is a highly mobile nutrient in soils, so split or topdress application may be beneficial, especially in regions of sufficient precipitation or with coarse texture soils that may cause leaching.
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Study Challenges Soil Testing For K, Value Of KCl

In the chemical age of agriculture that began in the 1960s, potassium chloride (KCl), the common salt often referred to as potash, is widely used as a major fertilizer in the Corn Belt without regard to the huge soil reserves that were once recognized for their fundamental importance to soil fertility.
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When Do Crops Need Nutrients?

Whether it’s nitrogen credits, sidedressing, soil and tissue sampling or crop fertility, Ray Ward shares his no-till expertise on feeding crops.
At a recent conference, Ward Laboratories president Ray Ward answered farmers’ questions about making the most of soil nutrients in no-till systems.
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There’s More To Soil Fertility Than N, P And K

Mastering the A, B, Cs of soil fertility means managing nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium first, then taking care of secondary nutrients and micronutrient levels, a soil-testing expert says.
When no-tillers get the nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium levels in their fields at optimum levels to maximize yields, they need to focus on secondary and micronutrients, says Ray Ward, owner of Ward Laboratories Inc. in Kearney, Neb.
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