Feb 1, 2023
Certified Crop Advisor, AgroLiquid
Agronomist, Next Level Ag, Inc.
Three agronomy experts join us to share soil testing tips along with ways to leverage the results for enhanced nutrient availability. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of all a soil test can do for you and your crop nutrition plan.
1. A soil test is like a blood test.
The composition of your soil changes over time. Regular soil testing tells you what changes you need to make for the overall health of your crop. But, like blood test results, you have to have the right context to take action.
2. Micronutrients are just as important as primary and secondary nutrients.
You just need them in smaller quantities. Watch AgroLiquid’s Back 2 Basics videos to understand how micronutrients enhance primary and secondary nutrients.
3. Micronutrients should be tested every time you take a soil sample.
If you’re zone sampling, include micronutrients on each test. When grid sampling, generally every two to five acres, including micronutrients in every 10 samples should give a good representation across that field.
The Agronomy Economy
Feb 1, 2023
National Sales Manager, AgroLiquid
Regional Sales Manager, AgroLiquid
Good agronomy can help bridge the gap between high prices and quality yields, but unexpected events, high input costs and product scarcity can all derail your harvest outcomes. In our Thursday panel discussion, AgroLiquid experts Galynn Beer and Brian Waugh walk you through their planning process.
1. A soil test, a budget and a knowledgeable agronomist are your best guides.
In a perfect world, cost would be no issue and everyone’s soil would be perfectly balanced. But in reality, crop nutrition is all about managing trade-offs. That starts with a soil test and a bit of math.
2. Nitrogen recommendations have changed.
“When I was growing up, our common recommendation for nitrogen was 1.3 pounds of nitrogen for a bushel of corn,” says Gaylnn Beer, AgroLiquid National Strategy and Product Management Lead. “Over time, we’ve learned we can be more efficient with nitrogen and that helps keep your budget in check.”
3. In-season applications may help you make up for slow starts.
We can’t predict how weather, timing and other events will impact our crop during pre-season budget planning. Foliar applications can be made once growers have more information from the field, including tissue test results, signs of deficiency in the field or weather challenges. Leaving room in your budget for foliar applications may help mitigate those challenges.