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    I was wondering if anyone is familiar in applying wood ash as a lime or fertilizer for your crops produced from a power plant? Did you see any noticeable differences in yield or soil fertility? How was the process of spreading it as it is such a fine particulate? Any additional advice on wood...
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    I was wondering if you apply liquid fertilizer will it burn the grass, costal. We don't seem to be getting any rain in the next few weeks and I wasn't sure if I could add liquid fertilizer? Want to get something on the field to keep it going. Been using dry fertilizer. North Texas, costal hay.
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    Bermuda grass hay fields.How long will it take for P and K to get in the ground so that the plant is able to use it. Some people around my area put a O grade fertilizer 0-15-40 fertilizer in the fall and others put a O grade fertilizer in the spring. There are some people that will put the P...
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    http://www.farms.com/news/california-governor-sets-aside-funds-to-promote-soil-health-117761.aspx This doesn't seem like a good idea to me. Another means of the government trying to take over every aspect of farming. Sure hope this "idea" stays in California and doesn't spread to other states...
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    I have an existing 10 acre pasture that was originally ran on by dairy cows then horses and now is just overrun with broad leafed weeds and tough reed grass. There are large areas with good field grass on them but I could not say if the field has ever been seeded with anything. It is bone dry...
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    I'd like some Pro /Con Thoughts on Post 1st cut Alfalfa application of K/Boron...This is on a last fall planted field , With a full dose of nutrient @ that time. Being a new field it's gonna gobble K/boron like pac-man. My concern is foliage damage with liquid....Am I over thinking this ??
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    I have used pelletize gypsum on my Lawn last fall and aerated. I did not do a lot else nor did I use lime prior. So that ,no data. But the Lawn is better . My question is anyone using gypsum in their Timothy Hay fields? Here is attachment wih some gypsum trials ...
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    Coastal Bermuda Hay Field Fertilization Which is a better method, Liquid or Granular in the examples? Which works better overall for growth, root development and soil improvement? What's the cost differences? Example 1: Season is late Spring / Early Summer You have done the soil testing...
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    Just got my soil samples back from Midwest Labs from 2 different bermuda grass hay fields. OM on one is .8 and the other is 1.2 both of which are very low. A quick background on both fields. They used to be in cattle some 20 yrs ago then was just left to their own devices. I started to spray...
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    So I've heard a few presenters lately at conferences say it's a good idea to disturb the soil every 4 years or so even if you're a no-till operator, to keep nutrients from stratifying in the top few inches of soil, and help them incorporate into the deeper soil profile. If you're a no-till...
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    Hey guys we planted about 32 acres last august of Alfalfa, Tree foil, Timothy, and Brome. It only came up about 5 inches. And it didnt come in thick yet. Does anyone know any good jump starters to apply this spring to help it be ready for first cut?
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    Fertilize at less than $10.00 per acre! Renew your soil - The manure provides the source for the micorbes while the food and catalyst promote the growth and multiplication of the microbes in the tea. Liquid bio organic fertilizers supply soluble nutrients and bio active compounds to the plants...
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    Here are some soil testing resources. http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM287.pdf http://www.soiltesting.okstate.edu/Extn_Pub/F-2207web.pdf http://www.soil.ncsu.edu/publications/Soilfacts/AG-439-30/ http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/crops/00500.html...
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