A recap of the LIFT Agriculture Summit told through 31 tweets by people and organizations who attended the event.
Many people aren’t sure how to create a successful fertility program for their soybeans because options can vary so much between different soil types, even on the same farm. Check out what Dr. Fred Below, Professor of Crop Physiology at the University of Illinois, has to say about soybean fertility in a LIFT Quick Listen.
If you are dealing with soil that’s low in phosphorus, applying more phosphorus won’t necessarily fix the deficiency.
Sometimes the problem isn’t that the nutrients aren’t there. The nutrients may be tied up in the soil and unavailable for uptake by the plant. In this case, applying more phosphorus could result in wasting money, if it still isn’t getting to the plant. A better and more efficient option is to get more use from the phosphorus that you already have in your soil by unlocking it and making it available to the plants.