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Excessive ‘N’ Application Burning the Carbon Pool

Soil microbes make quick work of soil nitrogen not taken up by plants, so it’s best for no-tillers to tailor applications to crops and not treat their soil profile as a bank, Richard Mulvaney says.
Soil microbes make quick work of soil nitrogen not taken up by plants, so it’s best for no-tillers to tailor applications to crops and not treat their soil profile as a bank, Richard Mulvaney says.
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Proper Soil pH is Key to Molybdenum Availability

Most problematic for legumes, molybdenum deficiencies are sometimes misdiagnosed as nitrogen deficiencies, but with a soil pH greater than 6.0, a response to applications is unlikely.

Editor’s note: This is the seventh of seven articles to be published in the No-Till Farmer newsletter on micronutrients essential to plant health.


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Environment, Genetics Play Key Roles In Maximizing Root Growth

No-tillers looking to develop a healthier, stronger root system will want to focus on how to create optimal soil environments that interact well with good genetics.
No-tillers may keep an eye on what’s going on aboveground throughout the growing season, but what's taking place belowground can also have a big impact on crop health and yield.
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