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Soil Phosphorus Availability and Lime: More Than Just pH?

If soils are too acidic, phosphorus reacts with iron and aluminum, making it unavailable to plants. But if soils are too alkaline, phosphorus reacts with calcium and also becomes inaccessible. However, liming can influence other ways by which phosphorus might become available to plants.
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Harvesting High-Yield Corn with Strip-Till

Moving from ridge-till to strip-till helps Steve Frahm get the most from his soil and push corn yields to near 250 bushels per acre.
As Steve Frahm began adding acreage to his irrigated Ashland, Neb., farm more than a decade ago, one mounting challenge was finding the time and labor to continue ridge-tilling.
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Tips For Anhydrous Application In Strip-Till

Many strip-tillers incorporate application of various fertilizers — nitrogen, phosphate and potash — when strips are being made. Anhydrous ammonia, a common source of nitrogen, can be toxic to germinating seeds and root systems when applied too close to the seed.
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