Louisiana: Pesticide Resistance Highlighted at Field Day

🕔Feb 15, 2018More than 100 agricultural producers heard from LSU AgCenter experts on how to manage for herbicide, insecticide and fungicide resistance at the Northeast Louisiana Crops Forum held Feb. 8 at […]

Midsouth Soybeans: Time to Update Soil Testing Forms for Yield Level

🕔Feb 6, 2018It is common knowledge that changing Midsouth soybean cropping systems have resulted in an upward trend in soybean yields in recent years (click here and here for documentation). It follows, then, that these increased […]

Ohio: Soil Health – How Effective Are Conservation Practices?

🕔Jan 9, 2018INTRODUCTION Soil health is defined as the continued capacity of soil to function as a vital living ecosystem that sustains plants, animals, and humans (USDA NRCS). Soil health indicators are […]

Missouri: Soil Testing Kits Are Available at Local MU Extension Centers

🕔Dec 18, 2017Submitting soil samples to your local University of Missouri Extension center is easy, says Manjula Nathan, director of the MU Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory. Now is the best time […]

Flint on Crops: Drought Can Affect Soil Test Results – Commentary

🕔Dec 4, 2017We have discussed this topic several times through the years, but it seems to be one of those things that can’t find a good place to stay in our minds. […]

Missouri: Inexpensive Soil Tests Can Save Farmers Thousands

🕔Nov 24, 2017Soil tests can save farmers thousands of dollars, says Manjula Nathan, director of the University of Missouri Soil and Plant Testing Laboratory. Too often, farmers follow routine fertilization schedules and […]

Florida: Now Is the Time to Soil Test Crop Fields

🕔Nov 7, 2017Your peanut fields are harvested and you’re probably waiting for those last few bolls to bust open to finish cotton harvest. After that, it’s time to soil test! Fertilizer expenses […]

Michigan: Why Soil Test in the Fall?

🕔Oct 13, 2017Soil 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 […]

Minnesota Corn: 4 Tips for Accurate Pre-Sidedress Nitrate Tests

🕔Jun 16, 2017The pre-sidedress nitrate test (PSNT) is a tool for making decisions on supplemental nitrogen application. Taken during June prior to side-dress N application around the V6 stage of corn growth, […]

Iowa: Soil Sampling – A Recipe for Success

🕔Oct 26, 2016Fall is a great time to take soil samples and test the soil to see where the nutrient levels are. The results of soil tests can help make critical management […]

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