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Fall Soil Sampling: Maximize Your Profit Potential

July 23, 2020 | By: Eric Phipps

We are rapidly approaching the end of the 2020 growing season.  After the combine is done and tillage has started, there is a very important step to consider: soil sampling.  Soil health and fertility rank high on the totem pole when it comes to high productivity.  Soil sampling allows us a portal into the world below, checking for essential nutrient levels like phosphorus and potassium as well as checking organic matter, soil pH, and macro/micronutrients. 


The correct balance of nutrients in the soil helps you grow the best crop with the correct amount of inputs.  Would you consider washing your car in the rain?  No, that is counter productive and a waste of time and money.  The same applies to nutrients and liming considerations.  Over applying is not recommended for many reasons; expense and environmental impacts lead the list.  With current soil samples, Farm Nutrients sales staff can accurately recommend economical application rates for both fertilizer and lime.  Many, if not all, farming inputs have continued to increase in price.  Utilizing a soil test will help you maximize your profit potential by making sure your soil has what it needs to produce a top yielding crop.  Fields can be enrolled now for fall sampling to occur in a timely fashion. 

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Fall Soil Sampling: Maximize Your Profit Potential

We are rapidly approaching the end of the 2020 growing season.  After the combine is done and tillage has started, there is a very important step to consider: soil sampling.  Soil health and fertility rank high on the totem pole when it comes to high productivity.  Soil sampling allows us a portal into the world … Continue reading Fall Soil Sampling: Maximize Your Profit Potential

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Mid-Season Plot Update

With farming, you get one chance every year to pick the right seed, fertilizer, and crop protection program. It’s essential you have confidence in the inputs you are choosing for your acres. That’s why we’ve planted plots throughout Iowa showcasing our seed brand offerings. This year Farm Nutrients planted eight corn plots and two soybean … Continue reading Mid-Season Plot Update

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Fungicides – Just a Yield Enhancer?

Another article about fungicides, I know (YAWN).  Back almost 20 years ago when Headline was sold by the tanker load as a yield enhancer, BASF set the tone.  Soon every company was selling a new version of fungicide to increase yield.

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