From the Fields.

Ideas, information and insights from real farmers on effective crop nutrient management strategies.

What are all the essential nutrients for plant growth?

First off, the criteria for a nutrient to be “essential” means all the following are true: Plant cannot complete basic functions or complete its life cycle without that nutrient. A deficiency can be corrected only by the application of that specific nutrient and not substituted… Read More

What happens when I plant corn in soil that is too wet?

A: The main issue is called sidewall compaction. Sidewall compaction is soil that is compacted and smeared in and around the sides of the seed furrow. Since there is no way to alleviate sidewall compaction after it occurs, yield is reduced due to limited root… Read More

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