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Know your soil

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The soil is more than just a big blob of brown stuff. It has organic matter, mineral particles as well as a variety of microorganisms. The quantity of each of these determines the health of that soil.

Don’t expect miracle pastures from nitrogen alone

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Nitrogen alone cannot carry the responsibilities of other nutrients in the plant. That is why farmers need to have a balance of all essential plant nutrients in order to archive optimal growth.

The law of the minimum

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In order to gain anything from the law of the minimum, it is imperative that we know what the least available resource is.

The impact of Gypsum on sodic soils

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Do you have large cracks in your soil? This could be the result of excess sodium. Read this blog to see the positive impact of gypsum application on excess sodium and an improvement in soil structure.

Case study: Cation exchange capacity vs Total exchangeable cations, is this another potayto potahto case?

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The soil’s ability to hold nutrients is very closely associated with yield potential. Soil management practices that aim to improve cation exchange capacity guarantee higher and cost effective production.

The relationship between soil carbon and bulk density

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Soil fertility is the soils ability to provide essential nutrients in sufficient quantities as required by the plant. A soil that has a high bulk density will not be able to provide nutrients in sufficient quantities, because bulk density influences the soils ability to infiltrate and store water.