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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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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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Doubling Up

Higher soybean prices may push double-cropping farther north this year.
With soybean prices for fall delivery more than $10 per bushel, some small grain growers may be checking out new double-cropping opportunities.
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