Soil Management

The ROI of Salvage Applications on Potassium-Deficient Beans

eKonomics News Team

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In the Mid South, many growers have changed from a monoculture cotton system to a corn and soybean grain-based system. As a result, a lot more potassium is being removed from the soil, and fertilizing for beans has not kept pace the way that it should. The result is more potassium deficiencies in fields.

If you did not take care of your potassium needs with fall or spring fertilization, it may not be too late to do something in-season if you see potassium deficiency occur. Dr. Bobby Golden explains how a salvage application all the way through R3-stage beans can result in as much as a 12-bushel per acre increase in yields.

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