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Soil Testing, Cover Crops Prove Crucial to Fertility Management

The 10th class of Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners utilizes yield maps, cover crops and variable-rate application in their successful quest for nutrient efficiency.
Recognized for their successful fertility practices, Jake Kaderly of Monticello, Wis., Stuart Lawrence of Rosetown, Saskatchewan and Richard Lyons of Harvel, Ill., were honored as the 10th class of Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners at the 2018 National No-Tillage Conference in Louisville.
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Timing, Placement and Soil Testing Key to Preventing Phosphorus Losses

Edge-of-field monitoring on 17 farms in Wisconsin and Minnesota highlights the need for no-tillers to apply ‘P’ under the soil surface and sample soils at varying depths.
Edge-of-field monitoring on 17 farms in Wisconsin and Minnesota highlights the need for no-tillers to apply ‘P’ under the soil surface and sample soils at varying depths.
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Relying On Soil Tests, Covers Make Fertility More Efficient

The 9th class of Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners has seen reduced fertilizer inputs and higher yields by monitoring the soil and using cover crops to hold nutrients in place.
Honored for how they manage their fertility practices, Jason Carter of Eastover, S.C., Mike Werling of Decatur, Ind., and Mike Taylor of Helena, Ark., were recognized as the 9th annual class of Responsible Nutrient Management Practitioners at the 2017 National No-Tillage Conference in St. Louis.
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[Podcast] Managing Micronutrients with Soil Testing and Fertilizer

In this episode of the <em>No-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., Ward Laboratories founder and president Ray Ward will discuss the two methods of evaluation: soil testing and plant analysis.
In this episode of the No-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Montag Mfg., Ward Laboratories founder and president Ray Ward will discuss the two methods of evaluation: soil testing and plant analysis.
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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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Managing Micronutrients with Soil Testing and Fertilizer - Ray Ward - NNTC 2016 Presentation - MP3 Download

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For many years, we’ve considered fertilizer to be nitrogen, phosphate and potash. But as yields have increased, we’ve continued to remove secondary nutrients and micronutrients at greater amounts. Higher yields also increase the daily demand for these nutrients, creating potential micronutrient deficiencies. How can we tell if our crop is deficient in micronutrients? Ward Laboratories founder and president Ray Ward discusses the two methods of evaluation: soil testing and plant analysis, and what the proper sampling protocol is for each. He also explains how to correct micronutrient deficiencies, including the timing of soil and foliar nutrient application for each micronutrient.

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Soil Testing to Achieve Adequate No-Till Nutrient Levels - Ray Ward - NNTC 2016 Presentation - MP3 Download

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Every time we remove crops from the field, we remove all of the plant nutrients. If the soil is short on available nutrients, either commercial or organic fertilizer must be applied to the field to maintain productive yields. But if the soil has a high supply of nutrients, soil testing is a must to avoid over-application, which may contribute to environmental problems. Ray Ward will discuss the essential nutrients plants need and the optimal soil test value of each nutrient. The founder and president of Ward Laboratories in Kearney, Neb., will also talk about the importance of returning animal manures to the fields at proper rates.

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