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- Published: Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2022
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Increases in fertilizer prices add to the cost of growing forage for grazing. This leads farmers to ask if they should buy hay or fertilizer, says University of Missouri Extension nutrient management specialist John Lory.Comparing ...
- Published: Thursday, Dec. 16, 2021
GALENA, Mo. – If there was ever a time to do a soil test, this is it, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Tim Schnakenberg. Rising fertilizer prices make it too expensive to guess on how to apply nutrients, says Schnakenberg.Soil ...
- Published: Monday, Nov. 8, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Some gardeners take a hands-off approach to leaves. But leaves left on lawns can pack down into a tight mat, preventing sunlight from reaching the grass, says University of Missouri Extension horticulturist David Trinklein. Leaves ...
- Published: Thursday, Nov. 4, 2021
COLUMBIA, Mo. – Farmers understand fertilizer prices fluctuate with time. “We are living through a substantial shift in potassium and phosphorus prices, from low prices in the 2020 growing season to the highest prices in the past decade for ...
Publication date: Aug. 16, 2021
This form is intended to provide a greater level of detailed nutrient analysis for precision agriculture purposes, as well as fertilizer recommendations. For precision agriculture clients submitting 50 or more samples at one ...
Publication date: April 1, 2020
Manure has value on a field only if it offsets the need to purchase other nutrients or soil amendments. The worksheet on page 2 allows users to calculate the fertilizer value of the manure for a specific field. Assemble the information specified in ...
Publication date: Dec. 11, 2019
This form is intended to analyze nutrients and metals in the soil in your growing environment.TopicsSoilPlantGardensLawnsCropsSeedNutrientsPages1
Publication date: Sept. 24, 2019
Spectrographic analysis of plant tissue is a relatively new and accurate method for determining levels of major and minor elements in growing crops. However, good results make proper sampling of crops necessary. Keep the following points in mind when ...
Publication date: July 31, 2019
This form provides options for testing soil samples for a variety of specific nutrient levels and soil attributes.TopicsSoilFertilizerPlantGardensLawnsCropsSeedNutrientsPages1
Find information and resources on nutrient management planning, manure management, feeding operation regulations and the environment at this site.