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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…

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…

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…


Whether you’re applying nitrogen (N) on your corn or wheat crop, knowing which nitrogen stabilizer to consider can be confusing! There are many out there. They protect from different types of loss, and they…

Evaluate Soil Health Tests and Boost Soil Biology By: 03/09/2015 @ 11:53am

These are different than the normal nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium test levels you normally glean from soil tests. Look at soil respiration through the Solvita soil test, says Jill Clapperton, principal…

The Skinny on Sulfur By: 03/05/2015 @ 3:51pm

By Gene JohnstonEvidence mounts that you should consider sulfur fertilizer for corn, particularly in fields low in organic matter. It can take as little as 10 pounds per acre of sulfur, typically at a cost of…

Online Help for N Rates By: 02/24/2015 @ 5:35pm

By Gene JohnstonMidwest corn farmers now have an easy-access way to help determine nitrogen (N) fertilizer rates. It’s an online calculator in which they put their location, cost of nitrogen, expected…

MRTN Calculator Q&A By: 02/24/2015 @ 5:33pm

By Gene JohnstonHere are some questions farmers likely have about the Corn Nitrogen Rate Calculator that uses the Maximum Return to Nitrogen (MRTN) and some answers from John Sawyer, an Iowa State University…

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