Soil health is the cornerstone of balanced crop nutrition. Up to 60% of yield is dependent on soil fertility. Setting the foundation for healthy soils provides greater crop productivity and sustains the land for generations to come.
Six outstanding members of the agriculture community were recognized in Mosaic's annual Harvest Heroes contest.
It takes a community to make harvest happen. Recognize those that go above and beyond to make the season a little easier. No matter the task, from something small like making coffee in the morning, helping get a stuck tractor out of the mud, or as big as coordinating grain donations for a farmer in need, Harvest Heroes are everyday helpers – in extraordinary or simple ways. Nominate your Harvest Hero today and they’ll be entered for a chance to win a Harvest Hero Prize Pack, including a YETI cooler, gear from the SharkFarmer and more.
Each harvest comes with a degree of soil nutrient removal, depending on the crop and yield. Consider a fall fertilizer application to maintain nutrients in the soil after harvest and prepare fields for the 2021 growing season. Read on to learn how interpreting soil test results and strategic application timing can set you up for success next year.
Building soybean fertility is a process that starts from the ground up. With the potential for higher soybean yields with each passing year, the need for a strong, healthy crop continues to rise. Soybeans have more complex nutrient needs than previously thought and require nutrients throughout the growing season.
Scouting is one of the simplest but most important tasks to complete during the growing season. Read on for five tips to help mitigate early-season deficiencies.
Working closely with your advisers on basic fertility needs is a tried-and-true strategy that Dr. Ross Bender, Director of New Product Development for The Mosaic Company, stresses. He suggests starting a crop plan by focusing on the fundamentals: getting a handle on pH, ensuring macronutrients are under control and maximizing the value of micronutrients.
As growers prepare to get into the field, consider offering these tips to help evaluate their needs. Ensure all bases are covered before they get seed in the ground during this time of uncertainty.
Five things to consider to get your growing season off to the best start possible.