Monthly Archives: June 2011

Specifics on how to submit a PSNT sample, turn-around time, etc

There are questions about how to submit PSNT samples to the UVM Soil testing lab.  If your questions are not answered by the information below, please let me know. If the samples are dry they can be mailed, but this … Continue reading

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What About Sidedress-Nitrogen for Your Corn?

Farmers understand that corn needs nitrogen and the amount of nitrogen present in the field is affected by weather, among other things.  No matter how one describes a normal Vermont Spring, the spring of 2011 probably did not fit.  This … Continue reading

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Stage 3 forage

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Stage 2 seedlings

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Stage 1 grass seedlings in the plots at Harkdale farm

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Recent Agronomic Issues in the Northeast Kingdom and Connecticut River Watershed

Here are a few agronomic issues local farmers have had recently.  When one person has a question or problem, chances are that many others do as well. Pop-up Fertilizer Injury by Daniel Hudson, Agronomist, UVM Extension ‘Pop-up’ fertilizer seems to … Continue reading

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Now is the time to look for yellow rattle in your fields

As it turns out, weeds that are fascinating to agronomists and weed scientists are rarely good news for a farmer.  Yellow rattle is one such plant.  This unimpressive looking annual forb tends to favor moist areas of pastures and hay … Continue reading

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