TITLE

Soil Testing After Droughty Growing Season

PUB. DATE
September 2012
SOURCE
Corn & Soybean Digest Exclusive Insight;9/7/2012, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article presents guidelines on how crop farmers in the U.S. can test soils following a droughty growing season. During a drought, the nutrition content of the grain could be affected by the status of soil fertility and yield level. To determine whether there is a need for fertilization or limestone application, soil is tested for potassium, phosphorus and pH.
ACCESSION #
82034653

 

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