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Minnesota Corn: 5 Tips for Profitably Managing Sulfur

Minnesota Corn: 5 Tips for Profitably Managing Sulfur

👤By Nora Nolden, University of Minnesota 🕔Jan 18, 2018

Sulfur is becoming increasingly important to crop production in Minnesota. Soil organic matter is a large storehouse for sulfur, but we still run into situations where the crop needs fertilizer S to maintain high yields. Here are five tips for

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Pennsylvania: Can I Apply Potash in Winter?

Pennsylvania: Can I Apply Potash in Winter?

👤From Pennsylvania State University Extension 🕔Jan 16, 2018

The frozen ground with variable snow cover across the state has led to some farmers choosing to take the time to spread delayed fall potassium applications. The frozen ground provides ideal conditions for reduced compaction from heavy fertilizer equipment. Winter

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Minnesota: Evaluating the Need for Sulfur in High Organic Matter Soils

Minnesota: Evaluating the Need for Sulfur in High Organic Matter Soils

👤By Daniel Kaiser, University of Minnesota Extension Soil Fertility Specialist 🕔Jan 5, 2018

Approximately 95 percent of the total sulfur in soils is found in organic matter. As soil organic matter breaks down, the S in the organic form mineralizes to sulfate-sulfur, the only form that plant roots can absorb. While we have

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Minnesota: Winter Nutrient Management Considerations – Podcast

Minnesota: Winter Nutrient Management Considerations – Podcast Updated

👤From University of Minnesota Extension 🕔Dec 29, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, Dan Kaiser, Jeff Vetsch, Fabian Fernandez and Brad Carlson talk about managing nutrients as we head into winter. We’re talking fall urea, tile flow, cover crops and hard freeze, and how all those factors

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Minnesota: Nutrient Management Courses Scheduled for Feb. 6 and Feb 20

Minnesota: Nutrient Management Courses Scheduled for Feb. 6 and Feb 20

👤From University of Minnesota Extension 🕔Dec 20, 2017

Farmers, agronomists and other ag professionals with an interest in nutrient management and water issues are encouraged to attend upcoming conferences showcasing the latest research on fertilizer and manure management, water quality and tile drainage, and more.   The Fourth Annual

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Illinois: 4 Upcoming Crop Management Conferences in Jan., Feb.

Illinois: 4 Upcoming Crop Management Conferences in Jan., Feb.

👤By Dennis Bowman, University of Illinois 🕔Dec 12, 2017

Registration is open for the 2018 Crop Management Conferences. These regional conferences provide a forum for discussion and interaction between participants and university researchers. We are looking forward to introducing new specialists from the University of Illinois, and have adjoining

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Missouri Corn: Fall Anhydrous Applications Carry Risks and Rewards

Missouri Corn: Fall Anhydrous Applications Carry Risks and Rewards

👤By Andy Luke, University of Missouri Extension Specialist 🕔Dec 7, 2017

As harvest winds down, many farmers begin applications of anhydrous ammonia before the frozen ground forces them to park their tractors for the winter. While this is a widespread practice, fall nitrogen (N) applications may not be the best source

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Minnesota: 5 Best Practices for Late Fall Fertilizer Management

Minnesota: 5 Best Practices for Late Fall Fertilizer Management

👤By Daniel Kaiser, Paulo Pagliari, and Fabian Fernandez, University of Minnesota Extension Specialists 🕔Dec 7, 2017

Late fall can present challenges when it comes to fertilizer application. If you don’t apply fertilizer at the right time in the fall, you risk loss of nutrients via runoff. As soil temperatures move toward freezing, the chance of nutrients

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Michigan Wheat: Why Does My Crop Have Purple Leaves?

Michigan Wheat: Why Does My Crop Have Purple Leaves?

👤By Dennis Pennington, Michigan State University Extension Specialist 🕔Dec 7, 2017

Wheat fields across much of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula are showing signs of purpling, yellowing and tip burn. This has become a widespread problem this fall. Temporary phosphorus deficiency can cause purpling of plant leaves. This can happen late in the

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Minnesota: Nutrient Management Podcast – High Yields and Nutrient Removal

Minnesota: Nutrient Management Podcast – High Yields and Nutrient Removal

👤By Nora Nolden, University of Minnesota 🕔Dec 1, 2017

On this episode of the podcast, we’re talking nutrient removal in high yield cropping systems. Hear from Dan Kaiser, Jeff Vetsch, Melissa Wilson and Carl Rosen on covering removal rates with fertilizer and manure, maintaining soil tests and how to

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