Proper rates and application methods of manure are important keys to increased yields. These can be as high as 15%. However, silage crops may react the best due to the large amount of plant material produced. This allows for greater uptake of nutrients by the plant. The following information will help in understanding the manure analysis and recommendations that accompany your soil sample.
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A guide showing the ratings used on soil analysis reports and the levels for each rating.READ MORE
Properly collecting soil samples is the most important step in any nutrient/soil amendment management program. Soil sampling should reflect tillage, past fertilizer/soil amendment placement, cropping patterns (and correcsponding irrigation requirements), soil type (including drainage and slope characteristics) and perhaps old field boundaries (such as old feed lots, windorws, altered stream beds, etc.). Trends toward reduced and/or zero tillage and technology for variable rate fertilization (VRF) have especially demanded that soil samples be taken more comprehensively and intensively for more accurate fertilizer and soil amendment application. This brochure will discuss the many methods used for taking an accurate soil sample using various methods and under several different types of tillage solutions.READ MORE
Soil texture can be estimated from the cation exchange capacity, however for a more accurate determination, run a soil texture by hydrometer.READ MORE