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Is This Corn Really Sulfur Deficient?

by Daniel Hudson, UVM Extension Agronomist A farmer called several weeks ago and said that his corn was looking ‘striped.’ The agronomic jargon for this condition is ‘interveinal chlorosis.’ Indeed, it was faintly, yet distinctly exhibiting those symptoms. His theory … Continue reading

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Elements of Soil Health

Every experienced farmer can identify the best and worst soils on their farm, and they usually have a theory or two about what makes them that way. While there are technical words that soil scientists use to describe soils, farmers … Continue reading

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June 30 Corn Nitrogen Update!

Everyone suspects that there has been a fair amount of leaching of soil nitrate from corn fields in the Northeast this year, but how much?  Since most of the corn is more than 12 inches tall, it is too late … Continue reading

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Managing to Optimize Your Corn Silage Yield After a Difficult Start

by Daniel Hudson, UVM Extension Overview Excessive rain has likely caused significant leaching and/or denitrification in corn fields.  Recommendations generated by the pre-sidedress nitrate test (PSNT) are not nearly as useful in years when weather is as far from normal … Continue reading

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Be Careful When Considering ‘Fertilizer Enhancers’

By Daniel Hudson, UVM Agronomist Some timely, serious, and even controversial questions have recently been raised about the efficacy and safety of various “fertilizer enhancers.”  Urease inhibitors are one such product, and they are a relevant subject for those who … Continue reading

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