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 […]

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 […]

Minnesota: Nutrient Management Podcast – Soil Sampling, Testing

🕔Mar 29, 2018This month’s podcast episode is all about soil sampling and testing. Have a listen to hear how you can ensure a representative sample and what outside factors could affect the […]

Minnesota: How to Get the Most Out of Spring Soil Sampling

🕔Mar 22, 2018The purpose of a soil test is to provide guidance in fertilizer application. Soil test results help you fine-tune your nutrient management practices based on real data, and ultimately protect […]

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. […]

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