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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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Crop Planning for 2021

The 2020 growing season has been faced with many challenges.  Several areas have been affected by minimal rainfall and devastating winds. With all the obstacles we’ve faced, I know it can be hard to start thinking about 2021 but it’s very important to begin putting a crop plan together for the upcoming growing season. We … Continue reading Crop Planning for 2021

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New Seed Offerings: Rob See Co

Farm Nutrients is excited to announce that we’ve expanded our seed offerings to include Rob See Co. products in addition to their current offerings of Integra Fortified Seed & Blue River Organic Seed.

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Farm Nutrients Spreading Equipment

One of the most asked questions that we get about chicken litter fertilizer at Farm Nutrients is how will my litter be spread? What spreader does the best job? We at Farm Nutrients pride ourselves in having top of the line spreading equipment to service your application needs.

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