There are a lot of ideas out there on how to manage pH of soil to optimize plant growth. One major issue with high pH soils is iron deficiency chlorosis […]
As growers receive results from their soil tests, I am commonly asked what is the difference between agricultural lime and gypsum. The follow up question is usually “can I use […]
When needed, liming materials can be major beneficial inputs for crop production in Minnesota. When soils are acid, lime will neutralize the soil to the ideal pH. pH can affect […]
Starting with the basics, this episode of the podcast is your guide to managing soil pH on the farm. Melissa Wilson, John Lamb and Dan Kaiser discuss how fertilizer and […]
Dry conditions this summer in some parts of Iowa will result in low and variable crop yield. Low or variable crop growth and yield significantly affect phosphorus (P) and potassium […]
According with the FSA, 26,323 acres of peanut were planted this year in Virginia; and the crop progresses well so far. The early May planted peanuts are getting close to […]
In 2017, several corn fields in Michigan’s Ingham and Eaton counties are showing excessive leaf striping, or interveinal chlorosis. Striped areas are sometimes interspersed with patches or rows of almost […]
Because the peanut plant is a deep-rooted legume that fixes nitrogen and is a good scavenger of “P&K’, most people say it doesn’t need a lot of fertilizer. That is […]
Episode 3 of the University of Tennessee’s Soil Smarts series focuses on the importance of soil pH in plant production.
How much difference does pH make in how well you can manage herbicide-resistant weeds? More than you might think. Much more, in fact, in certain conditions.