Soil Fertility and Management

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Oats as a cover crop have a high C:N ratio. Photo: Emelie Swackhamer
Farm-Tuning Soil Fertility With Cover Crop Mixtures - Articles Articles
Cover crops are important for recycling nitrogen and building long-term soil nitrogen reserves in soil organic matter (SOM). More
Photo credit: Steve Culman
Managing Soils - Articles Articles
The goal of good soil management is to meet essential plant needs for water, nutrients, oxygen, and a medium to hold their roots with as little management as possible. More
Soils
Soils - Articles Articles
Your soils and soil structure may determine the crops you can produce. More
The Penn State Agronomy Guide
The Penn State Agronomy Guide - Guides and Publications Guides and Publications

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Comprehensive information on crop, soil, and pest management for farms of all sizes. More
The Pennsylvania Phosphorus Index: Version 2 The Pennsylvania Phosphorus Index: Version 2 - Articles

The Pennsylvania Phosphorus Index: Version 2

Douglas Beegle, Ph.D., Peter Kleinman, Ph.D.

Gives descriptions of factors and how to determine them in developing a nitrogen-based nutrient management plan that will then be evaluated using the Phosphorus Index provided. More
Potassium for Crop Production Potassium for Crop Production - Articles

Potassium for Crop Production

Del G. Voight, M.S

Ways to insure optimum Potassuim fertilization on your farm. More
Winter Limestone Application
Winter Limestone Application - Articles Articles

Winter Limestone Application

Douglas Beegle, Ph.D.

Applying lime during winter months has some limitations. More
Andrew Koeser, International Society of Arboriculture, Bugwood.org
Can You Apply Limestone in the Winter? - Articles Articles
Liming should be a priority in your crop management plans. Winter liming may provide flexibility. More
Late Summer Limestone Application Late Summer Limestone Application - Articles

Late Summer Limestone Application

Douglas Beegle, Ph.D.

Consider this window of opportunity to get a jump on your liming requirements. More
Late Winter and Early Spring Manure Application Considerations
Late Winter and Early Spring Manure Application Considerations - Articles Articles
Select the best fields and timing to minimize the potential for loss. More
Reducing Soil Borne Diseases with Cover Crops
Reducing Soil Borne Diseases with Cover Crops - Articles Articles
Soil-borne diseases can be devastating to vegetable crops. More
Biosolids Quality Biosolids Quality - Articles
Application of sewage sludge to farmland has been a common practice in Pennsylvania for many years and allows this material to be recycled, rather than incinerated or disposed of in landfills. More
Effects of Biosolids on Soil and Crop Quality
Effects of Biosolids on Soil and Crop Quality - Articles Articles
Results of a three-year research project that investigated how agronomic biosolids utilization has affected soil and crop quality. More
Use of Biosolids in Crop Production Use of Biosolids in Crop Production - Articles
Characteristics of various types of biosolids and discusses management, regulatory, and other practical issues regarding their use on cropland. More
Avoiding Soil Compaction
Avoiding Soil Compaction - Articles Articles

Avoiding Soil Compaction

Sjoerd Willem Duiker, Ph.D., CCA

The increasing size of farm equipment may cause significant soil compaction that can negatively affect soil productivity as well as environmental quality. More
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