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Soil testing pastures and hayfields

Q & A with Nutrien Ag Solutions

Q. Why should I soil test my pastures and hayfields? A. Soil testing pastures and hayfields should be routine. Often these fields get an initial fertilization and then, after a few years of establishment, growers ask what could be missing to maximize output. Forages are big users of nutrients. In hay crops much of the nutrients taken up are removed from the field when the […] Read more


Choosing a new seed variety

Q & A with Nutrien Ag Solutions

Q: What factors should I consider when selecting new seed varieties? A: If you’re thinking about a new seed variety on your farm, don’t let yield be the only deciding factor. Selecting a top yielder is important but remember to look at other agronomic factors as well. One of the factors that should be considered […] Read more



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Soil temperature and crop emergence

Q & A with CPS

Q: What’s the impact of soil temperature on crop emergence? A: Seeding into warm soils ensures the best start for the crop. Proper crop emergence is the fundamental start to reaching the crop’s yield potential. Seeding into cold soils may result in slower emergence. This places crops at risk of infection by soil pathogens. Pathogens […] Read more