Adequate Soil Fertility

Soil Management

Don’t be Fooled by The Fantasy of Adequate Soil Fertility

eKonomics News Team

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Farmers and crop advisers face difficult economic decisions because of undesirable crop prices and lower-than-expected crop yields; due in part to unfavorable weather in 2015. Because soils with higher fertility levels are better able to supply plant nutrients during times of environmental stress and during peak crop uptake demand periods, soil fertility is a key area that farmers shouldn’t ignore.

The latest edition of IPNI Plant Nutrition Today highlights some fundamentals farmers should keep in mind when developing management plans for the 2016 cropping season.