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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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Take Time to do Your Soil Sampling Properly

Daniel Hudson, UVM Extension Agronomist Soil sampling can feel like a lowly task, especially when you have other urgent things to do, but your crop yields and forage quality depend on you having good information.  Getting good information depends on … Continue reading

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Probing for Essential Information

Daniel Hudson, UVM Extension Agronomist Have you ever felt like you should check some health metric, but didn’t want to face the possibility that the news might not be favorable?  If my cholesterol is high, they are going to put … 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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