Texas: Soil Health – 5 Common Misconceptions

🕔Oct 10, 2018This week I was in Mitchell County, Texas to talk about cover cropping (see companion article in this month’s RCNL). As cover cropping has become a national topic of interest […]

Minnesota Corn: Nitrogen Credits – How Will Soybeans, Cover Crops Affect Next Season?

🕔Oct 5, 2018With a wet growing season in some areas of the Midwest, we’ve received a lot of questions about nitrogen credits in 2019. Here’s a look at how soybean and cover […]

Louisiana Soybeans: Where Nickel (The Nutrient) Fits Into Fertility

🕔Sep 7, 2018In late the 20th century scientists determined that nickel (Ni) was an essential component of urease, an enzyme necessary for the breakdown of urea in plant cells. Urease is the only […]

Minnesota Corn: Living Mulch – Kura Clover Improves Yields, Reduces Nitrogen Input

🕔Aug 17, 2018A living mulch is a cover crop under-seeded into annual crop production. Kura clover is a vegetatively-spreading, nitrogen (N)-fixing, winter-hardy perennial legume native to eastern Europe. Kura clover’s spreading habit […]

Minnesota: Fall Manure Applications – 8 Things to Keep in Mind

🕔Aug 16, 2018With a potentially tight window for getting on fall manure in the coming months, the best policy is to be prepared. Now’s the right time to start thinking about fall […]

Minnesota: Managing P and K in Flooded, Ponded Soils

🕔Jul 20, 2018The 2018 cropping season has been a challenging year for those in areas affected by heavy rainfall and saturated soils. Excessive water can result in the loss of soil nutrients […]

Alabama: Interpreting Soil Test Reports

🕔Jul 18, 2018Most Alabama soils are naturally low in plant-available nutrients and must be fertilized to maintain crop production. Soil testing is critical to improve soil fertility for production of row-crops, specialty […]

Georgia Peanuts: Time for Pegging Zone Soil Samples

🕔Jun 20, 2018It has been said, “If it don’t rain, it don’t matter.” We are putting out landplaster in peanuts now to supplement calcium. If we don’t have enough calcium, we get “pops”. This […]

Pennsylvania Corn: Is Your Nitrogen Still There?

🕔Jun 7, 2018There are many environmental factors that can lead to nitrogen losses, and nitrogen that is applied to a field significantly earlier than it will be utilized by the crop is […]

Michigan: Fertilizer Management for Economic Survival

🕔Apr 26, 2018Editor’s note: This information was originally published in 1985 and is largely relevant today. It has been lightly updated, and some information that was not relevant has been removed. The […]

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