Agronomy Handbook

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The Agronomy Handbook is a comprehensive resource that discusses soil properties, plant essential nutrients, as well as soil test results and recommendations. It also covers soil sampling, fertilizer application methods, nutrient deficiency symptoms in plants, plant tissue analysis, nutrient uptake and removal in crops, and conversion factors for U.S. and metric measurements.

Agriculture-related analyses are indispensable in supplying accurate, current information for making management decisions regarding soil fertility and plant nutrients. Maximum benefit can be gained if the samples are taken properly, analyzed reliably, and interpreted correctly. Increasing world demand for food, feed, and fiber, is challenging our present agricultural production systems to satisfy an expanding world population. More food production requires increased acreage devoted to agricultural crops and increased yields.