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Foliar Feeding for Soybeans

Foliar feeding is a complex subject, but in general it allows you to supply small amounts of deficient elements to plants (through their leaves, primarily) at the time they need them. Fertilizers applied to the soil before planting may not be available to the plants when they need them most—during peak growth and pod fill. […]

organic manure added to a field

Adding Organic Manure to Your Crops

Manures are an excellent source of nitrogen.

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Nutrients & Minerals Needed for Soybeans to Grow

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

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A farmer liming his fields after harvest.

Lime Restocks the Soil

When limestone is put on the soil, it accepts acidity from the clay, just as other minerals do in the rock weathering processes.

Walking through your fields to look at root strength and foliar health can give you evidence on what nutrients your plants are missing, or have in abundance.

How to Build a Non-Toxic Corn Fertilizer System

Toxic substances not only come from pesticides (herbicides and insecticides), but also are produced by anaerobic bacteria in tight or waterlogged soil, and from certain harmful fertilizers.

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Setting the Table to Optimize Fertilizers, Soil Amendments

It is a big mistake to consider that just adding enough fertilizer to grow the crop is what determines soil fertility.