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Ray Ward

[Podcast] Ray Ward on Soil Testing and No-Till Nutrient Management

In this episode of the <em>Strip-Till Farmer</em> podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, Darrell Bruggink talks with soil scientist Ray Ward, who founded Ward Laboratories and was the Premier Lecture Series speaker at the 2017 National Strip-Tillage Conference, about the importance of identifying the need for a new approach to making soil fertility recommendations.
In this episode of the Strip-Till Farmer podcast, brought to you by Topcon Agriculture, Darrell Bruggink talks with soil scientist Ray Ward, who founded Ward Laboratories and was the Premier Lecture Series speaker at the 2017 National Strip-Tillage Conference, about the importance of identifying the need for a new approach to making soil fertility recommendations.
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2018 National Strip-Tillage Conference Speaker

Sensing an Evolution in Strip-Till Fertilizer Application Strategies

Kansas State University researcher Dr. Ray Asebedo to present comparative fertility research and discuss the expanded uses of sensing technology in strip-till at the 2018 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
Kansas State University researcher Dr. Ray Asebedo to present comparative fertility research and discuss the expanded uses of sensing technology in strip-till at the 2018 National Strip-Tillage Conference.
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2017 National Strip-Tillage Conference

Banding vs Broadcast Putting Phosphorus in Its Place to Maximize Plant Uptake

Precise placement of fertilizer in a strip-till system is often cited as a primary motivation for adoption of the practice. The benefits of banded applications can include higher yields, reduced runoff and increased availability of nutrients for growing plants, says David Mengel, emeritus Kansas State University agronomy professor and soil fertility expert. But how does placement of phosphorus (P) in strip-till compare to other tillage systems and application practices? Mengel, who currently operates a farm in Randolph, Kan., shares and analyzes results of recent research on P application to corn and soybeans in different tillage systems and offers agronomic considerations for how strip-tillers can be more efficient with P applications.
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Soil Test Report

How to Read a Soil Test Report

Ward Laboratories president Ray Ward offers a step-by-step explanation on interpreting soil test reports to aid strip-till management decisions.
Most strip-tillers understand the importance of soil testing, as they typically serve as the baseline for fertilizer and lime purchases and application.
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National Strip-Tillage Conference Announces First Speaker for 2017 Event

Emeritus agronomy professor and soil fertility researcher David Mengel will compare nutrient placement practices at the 4th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference on Aug. 3-4 in Omaha, Neb.
Emeritus agronomy professor and soil fertility researcher David Mengel will compare nutrient placement practices at the 4th annual National Strip-Tillage Conference on Aug. 3-4 in Omaha, Neb.
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Study Challenges Soil Testing For K, Value Of KCl

In the chemical age of agriculture that began in the 1960s, potassium chloride (KCl), the common salt often referred to as potash, is widely used as a major fertilizer in the Corn Belt without regard to the huge soil reserves that were once recognized for their fundamental importance to soil fertility.
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Growing Options For Strip Till Drills

Equipment from British manufacturers, as well as continental and US implement makers, is primarily geared towards cereal crops or oilseed rape, sugar beet and maize, with a view to reducing energy input and weed germination.
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Maximizing Nutrient Uptake In The Root Zone, Balancing Soil & Minerals - Bob Yanda - NSTC 2014 Presentation - MP3 Download

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Achieving proper soil fertility comes down to hitting the maximum level of nutrients that are exchangeable in the soil for optimal crop performance. This means nutrients are available in a form that the plant roots can absorb from the soil complex. Bob Yanda says the levels of nutrients are important, but it’s more critical that they be exchangeable to the root. View

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