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4 Tips to Help With 2016 Fertilizer Decisions By: 09/17/2015 @ 3:49pm

An uncertain future waits as crop prices decline and fertilizer prices remain constant. Antonio Mallarino, Iowa State Extension fertility specialist, says this is…

BASF Launches Limus to Limit Ureas-Based Nitrogen Losses By: 05/11/2015 @ 3:47pm

If you’re looking to curtail nitrogen (N) losses in urea-based fertilizers, BASF has launched a product this year…

Crop Diversity Key in Helping Soil Sequester Carbon By: 10/01/2015 @ 12:44pm

Researcher Mark Liebig describes soil as earth’s “biogeochemical regulator.” Soil’s important work earns the…

Healthy Soil Converts Nutrients Efficiently By: 09/22/2015 @ 3:26pm

By Raylene Nickel  When the soil biota are healthy, a veritable jungle thrives underfoot. Some critters are easy to spot: the beetles, worms, ants, and maggots. Yet, a host of others indiscernible to the…

Spend Wisely Now to Avoid Late-Season Troubles By: 06/02/2015 @ 12:16pm

Much of the heavy lifting is already done regarding 2015 inputs. Still, you aren’t out of the woods yet. Some decisions remain. Here’s a look at three input decisions you may have to make later this…

Research Tracks Soil Nitrogen By: 06/02/2015 @ 12:12pm

In an effort to see if additional nitrogen (N) is justified, researchers from the University of Illinois initiated a new study. The goal of the study is to evaluate four different application methods of 200…

Don’t Forget About Potassium in 2015 By: 05/11/2015 @ 4:27pm

Of the big three crop nutrients of nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K), K often is often an afterthought. In some areas like some parts of northeastern South Dakota, K is naturally plentiful. Not so…

Study Evaluates Different N Programs By: 04/16/2015 @ 3:45pm

Most 2015 fertility plans are in place and underway at this point, whether that includes fall ammonia application, early spring nitrogen (N) application, or planning late applications.“In recent years there…

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