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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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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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A Virtual Pasture/Plot Tour in Cabot, Vermont

The best time to see a set of forage variety plots is at about the least convenient time of year — right when dairy farmers are trying to take first cut and/or planting corn.  It is not uncommon for someone … Continue reading

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