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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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Can foliar diseases in forage grasses cause economic losses for livestock producers?

By Daniel Hudson, UVM Extension Agronomist Most garden enthusiasts are familiar with fungal diseases in fruit and vegetable crops. These diseases can induce a range of experiences from mild gardener irritation to complete crop loss.  Late blight in tomatoes, powdery … Continue reading

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