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‘Free aluminum’ could be costing you thousands of dollars worth of lost crop yield and quality – each year!

Daniel Hudson, UVM Extension Agronomist Minerals containing aluminum are natural and abundant in the soil. Acidic soils increase ‘free aluminum’ levels, which bind soluble (plant-available) phosphate, can cause plant toxicity, and ultimately can significantly reduce crop yield and quality. Lime … Continue reading

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Cover Crops at Work

By Daniel Hudson, University of Vermont Extension Agronomist In solidarity with interest groups concerned about anthropogenic climate change, I have recently installed solar panels. In our basement. They seem to work best when the bulkhead doors are open and/or when … Continue reading

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