Over the past few months, farmers at each county agronomy meeting have asked about liquid lime. After a little investigation, we found out that what was being marketed as a liquid lime with neutralizing value was in fact calcium chloride (CaCl2). This was bad news because CaCl2 provides no liming value and is in fact not “liquid lime.”
By Mike Stamm and Dorivar Ruiz Diaz, Kansas State University
To maximize the yield potential of winter canola, producers should topdress with nitrogen, sulfur, and possibly boron in the winter. Producers should make topdress applications with consideration for the environmental conditions, the nutrients needed, and the application method.
Over the last several decades there have been substantial yield improvements in soybean. Because of new varieties and new agronomic practices, the yield potential in soybean is higher now than ever before. But a lack of updated information on the nutritional needs of soybean crops may be limiting the crop's potential.
A first-of-its-kind chelating agent that enhances and maximizes nutrient efficiency for crops is now available to growers. Levesol, exclusively from West Central, is made from the purest ortho-ortho EDDHA chelating agent that exists and is the only pure chelating agent that can be mixed directly with liquid fertilizer and applied in-furrow.
H.J. Baker, announced the release of Tiger XP, an innovative new sulphur bentonite product with a propriety activator that sets a new industry standard for release rates and overall product performance.
By James DeDucker, Michigan State University Extension
Gypsum (CaSO4·2H2O) is a mineral mined from sedimentary deposits created by the evaporation of saline water, where sulfuric acid comes into contact with calcium carbonate. A number of productive gypsum quarries have operated in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula over the last 150 years, marketing the mineral as plaster, stucco and fertilizer.
Rentech Nitrogen Partners, L.P. announced that it has signed a long-term agreement with Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. (TKI), the North American subsidiary of Brussels-based Tessenderlo Group, to supply TKI with ammonia produced from its East Dubuque, Ill., facility.