Research is a major aspect for a lot of universities, which is why many universities provide significant funding for top industry experts to perform research in their respective fields.
Because these experts have the resources to collect and analyze data, conduct studies and perform experiments, universities are recognized as some of the most trusted resources available.
Many universities have agriculture extension departments that research and provide information about relevant agriculture topics for growers and agricultural professionals. For example, nutrient management is an important topic in the agriculture industry, and the University of Minnesota has a webpage devoted to helping agriculture professionals navigate nutrient management research.
The University of Minnesota Nutrient Management webpage is an incredible resource for growers and retailers looking to educate themselves further on nutrient management.
You’ll find the following information on University of Minnesota’s Nutrient Management webpage:
- Crop Nutrient Calculator Apps for iPhone or Android, developed by the University of Minnesota to help growers determine necessary nutrients to grow a specific crop.
- Links from the Minnesota Crop News blog that are relevant to nutrient management.
- Soil & Plant Sampling: Articles and studies.
- Nutrient Guidelines: Articles and studies.
- Detailed information about nutrients including phosphorus, nitrogen, potassium, secondary macronutrients, and micronutrients.
- Historical information about nutrient management.
- Updates on current research that’s being done in nutrient management.
The University of Minnesota Nutrient Management team has top tier researchers on staff, including Dr. Daniel Kaiser:
“Nitrates are one of the things we are looking at that can actually have some effect within the plant, in terms of causing the plant have issues utilizing iron. There are a number of things that go on, and it’s not always a deficiency of other nutrients or that we have a lack of a particular element in the soil, it’s just that the plant can’t take up what is there.” – Dr. Daniel Kaiser
Dr. Kaiser and the entire Nutrient Management team at the University of Minnesota are doing great work in the plant nutrient arena, and we’re excited to see what new information they will uncover.
The Leaders of In-Furrow Technology encourage all growers and retailers to make connections with their local university extension departments to stay updated on nutrient management and other relevant agriculture topics.