Applying fertilizer solutions through irrigation water is not a recent development. The first agricultural use of anhydrous ammonia was through application in irrigation water in the early 1930’s. With the mechanization of irrigation, particularly with the development of center pivot sprinkler systems, new application techniques have been developed for fertilizer and chemical solutions. New words describing these application techniques include fertigation, chemigation, fungigation, herbigation, insectigation, and pestigation.
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Guides based on the manure source and facility, are available to assist in handling and spreading manure.READ MORE
An agricultural testing laboratory offers many different types of analyses to help growers, ag retailers, and crop consultants maximize yields and economic returns. This document provides an overview of the types of analyses useful for crop production in a typical Midwestern corn-corn or corn-soybean rotation system. Even though much of the discussion is oriented to corn and soybean production in the Midwest, many of the topics covered can be applied to other crops and environments. Emphasis will be on how to use the information from individual tests and how the various tests can be used to complement each other. Analysis relevant to corn and soybean production includes soil fertility, plant tissue, stalk nitrate, manure, fertilizer, and lime analysis.READ MORE
The lightness or heaviness of a soil, or soil texture, can be learned from the cation exchange capacity of the soil.READ MORE