Nitrogen Availibility This Spring

Nitrogen is an integral nutrient when it comes to plant health. Crops find it both in the soil and through fertilizers applied in early spring. Unfortunately, nitrogen is susceptible to loss via ammonia volatilization, nitrate leeching and denitrification. Rainfall, soil types and fertilizer application play a roll in how much of your nitrogen investment gets…

Managing Soybean Cyst Nematodes

While many pests threaten soybean yields, none are so devastating in the United States as the soybean cyst nematode (SCN). To keep SCN at bay, regular soil root examinations and soil assays are necessary. Once this pest sets in, there is no getting rid of it. Management practices may be taken, however, to help reduce…