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Illinois Corn: Timing Fall Nitrogen Applications

Illinois Corn: Timing Fall Nitrogen Applications

👤By Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 20, 2017

The substantial rain that fell over central and northern Illinois between October 5 and 15 mostly soaked into the soil that was dried out by crop water use, and harvest has moved back to full speed in most areas. With

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Ohio: Fall Manure Application Tips

Ohio: Fall Manure Application Tips

👤By Glen Arnold, CCA, and Kevin Elder, Ohio State University Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 18, 2017

With warmer than normal weather forecast for the next couple of weeks, corn and soybean harvest in Ohio is expected to get back on track. Livestock producers and commercial manure applicators soon will be applying both liquid and solid manure

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Minnesota: 5 Tips for Getting the Most out of Fall Soil Sampling

Minnesota: 5 Tips for Getting the Most out of Fall Soil Sampling

👤By Daniel Kaiser, University of Minnesota Extension Soil Fertility Specialist 🕔Oct 18, 2017

1. Sample at the correct depth We calibrate soil test results to a specific sampling depth, so it’s important to get this right. Immobile plant nutrients tend to accumulate near the soil surface, so shallow sample depths can inflate results.

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Michigan: Why Soil Test in the Fall?

Michigan: Why Soil Test in the Fall?

👤By George Silva, Michigan State University Extension Specialist 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Soil testing is a best practice recommended by Michigan State University Extension to achieve the desired agronomic, economic and environmental outcomes from fertilizer practices. Timing-wise, there are several advantages to soil test in the fall compared to spring. There is

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Minnesota: Inhibitors for Fall Nitrogen Application

Minnesota: Inhibitors for Fall Nitrogen Application

👤By Jeff Vetsch, University of Minnesota Extension Soil Scientist 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Soil temperatures are dropping and moving toward the 50 degree threshold for fall nitrogen applications. If you’re thinking about fall applications, should you use an inhibitor? Our research shows that nitrification inhibitors can protect fall nitrogen against loss and increase the

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Texas: Lower Rio Grande Valley Soil Testing Campaign Runs Through Jan.

Texas: Lower Rio Grande Valley Soil Testing Campaign Runs Through Jan.

👤From Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 11, 2017

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service in the Lower Rio Grande Valley is offering its annual soil testing campaign Oct. 11-Jan. 31, according to agency personnel. “We’re encouraging all commercial agricultural producers in Hidalgo, Cameron and Willacy counties to take

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Iowa: North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference, Des Moines, Nov. 15-16

Iowa: North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference, Des Moines, Nov. 15-16

👤By John Sawyer, Iowa State University Agronomist 🕔Oct 5, 2017

If you would like to learn more about current soil fertility issues and research being conducted at universities across the North Central region, then consider attending the 47th Annual North Central Extension-Industry Soil Fertility Conference to be held November 15-16,

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Nebraska: Managing Nitrogen to Reduce Losses as Nitrous Oxide

Nebraska: Managing Nitrogen to Reduce Losses as Nitrous Oxide

👤From University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension 🕔Oct 2, 2017

Maximizing the opportunity for crops to take up fertilizer nitrogen can boost yields while decreasing the loss of N to the environment. When N fertilizer is emitted into the air from the soil surface as nitrous oxide (N2O) gas, otherwise

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Texas Cotton: Testing for Residual Soil N Can Save Money

Texas Cotton: Testing for Residual Soil N Can Save Money

👤By Stephen Biles, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Oct 2, 2017

Two trials were conducted in 2017 the objective to evaluate the effect of reducing by the amount of residual nitrogen found in soil tests at depths up to 24 inches. Each of these trials were conducted with large plots in

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Arkansas: Rice Residue Burning – Pros and Cons

Arkansas: Rice Residue Burning – Pros and Cons

👤By Trent Roberts, University of Arkansas Soil Fertility Specialist; and Jarrod Hardke, University of Arkansas Rice Extension Agronomist 🕔Sep 28, 2017

Benefits of Residue Burning Crop residue burning is an inexpensive and effective method to remove excessive residue to facilitate timely planting and to control pests and weeds.  Mechanical residue management, such as disking and tilling, to achieve soil incorporation of

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