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soybean nodules

Nutrients & Minerals Needed for Soybeans to Grow

Soybean production factors out as fol­lows: a 50-bushel crop takes 280 pounds of nitrogen.

Yield and Calcium treatment

Soybean Plant Chemistry, with a Focus on Soil and Plant Calcium

Normal development of soybean plants, like any other growth performance, is distinctly a matter of proper nutrition.

Researchers measure weeds

Into the Weeds with Soil Balancing – The Ohio State University Soil Balancing Team

These two ideas stuck with Doohan – that soil balancing reduces weeds, and that standing water increases weeds. As he began to learn about soil balancing, the two concepts slowly merged into a possible hypothesis.

Ask the Plant

Book Excerpt: Ask The Plant by Charles Walters and Esper K. Chandler

The book Ask The Plant is based on the agronomy of Esper “K.” Chandler, and offers farmers and growers a better way to grow plants that involves reading the unique language of plants, utilizing leaf and petiole testing, and in turn knowing how to produce a better crop using only the fertilizers and soil-building ingredients […]

Soil management creates healthy corn

True Soil Health: Create the Capacity to Function Without Intervention

Appropriate intervention when absolutely needed is wise, but the goal is minimum intervention — in other words do everything you can to get the soils healthy and mineralized. Mineralize your soils using exchangeable nutrient sources that come from the carbon biological system. You have to create an ideal home for soil life and feed them […]

Raising soil pH is relatively inexpensive. Lime is the product of choice but there are two basic types of lime: high-calcium and dolomitic.

Soil pH: Making Adjustments to Boost Fertility

Soil pH adjustment may seem like a pretty straightforward operation, but there are many things to consider before undertaking such a bold step with soil chemistry. The first step is determine the direction you need to go and the products to use to achieve your goal. I cannot stress enough the importance of getting a good soil test. I’ve […]