Describes the use of postharvest soil nitrate testing as a tool for assessing nitrogen management in manured cropping systems west of the Cascades. The first section gives general information on the test and is designed for use...
It's time to plant cool-weather vegetables like greens and peas; wait for the soil to warm before planting tomatoes, squash and peppers.
Predicting Nitrogen Availability from Organic Amendments: laboratory, Field, and Computer Stimulation
A study to improve the ability to predict nitrogen availability from organic soil amendments, including improved accuracy of Nitrogen availability estimates, to target amendment application rates to meet crop N needs.
By tapping nutrients from bedrock, red alder trees play a key role in healthy forest ecosystems.
Most Christmas tree growers fertilize with nitrogen (N) intending to improve tree color, growth, and ultimately value. Where does the fertilizer go after application? How much is actually taken up by the trees, stored in the ...
Nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium aren't just an alphabet soup of chemicals. They are essential plant nutrients that, when used correctly, help to grow a healthy garden. Learn what fertilizers to apply when in this handy guide.
Cover crops are used by many farmers, but very few know how much nitrogen (N) or dry matter they are getting from their cover crops. There are some methods in the literature for estimating cover crop contributions. We are ...
Land-grant soil scientists in the Pacific Northwest have written this publication to share information and to relate in-depth the wheat and N management issues related to grain protein enhancement. The focus is on irrigated wheat, but many of the principles will apply to rain-fed wheat as well.
The process of solarization kills weeds, diseases and insects