Soil Fertility Workshop Will Help Producers Maximize Profitability

Topics will include the importance of soil testing and interpreting soil test results

March 4, 2020, 10:10 am | Aaron Saeugling

LOGAN, Iowa – Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the ISU Extension and Outreach Harrison County office are hosting a soil fertility workshop March 17 from 10 a.m. to noon at the ISU Extension and Outreach Harrison County office, (304 East 7th St.).

young field of green corn.The workshop will focus on interpreting soil test results to make more informed fertilizer decisions for both row crops and forage crops. The workshop will be led by Aaron Saeugling, field agronomist with ISU Extension and Outreach.

“With lower commodity prices, many farmers are looking to trim costs,” said Saeugling. “For fertilizer, don’t simply trim costs, but rather selectively maximize economic returns to fertilizer expense by understanding how to interpret soil test results and how to use the results to make fertilizer recommendations.”

Even if you already have soil testing and recommendations hired out to an agribusiness, you can still gain a better understanding of how recommendations are made. This workshop will help you to decide where it makes the most sense to reduce fertilizer costs while improving farm income.

Topics will include the importance of soil testing and interpreting soil test results, calculating nutrient removal rates and understanding the odds of getting a return on a fertilizer investment.

Feel free to bring a copy of your soil test results.There is no cost to attend.

Pre-register by March 16 by contacting the ISU Extension and Outreach Harrison County office at 712-644-2105, or cpoliver@iastate.edu.

 

Original photo: Field of young, green corn.

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