Entries by Andrea Meyer

Are You Keeping Up With Sulfur in Your Fertility Program?

  In visiting with producers about their soil tests and soil fertility, I often have noticed that they haven’t tested for sulfur. A recent article in No-Till Farmer magazine stresses the importance of testing for sulfur and adding sulfur in your fertility program. See this link below: https://www.no-tillfarmer.com/articles/7190-sulfur-the-missing-link-in-better-yields?v=preview   Figure 1. Alfalfa with sulfur deficiency. […]

What amount of heavy metals am I allowed to apply to my fields?

This is a question that we sometimes get regarding applications of biosolids.  Below is a table from the University of Missouri that was developed referencing EPA guidelines.  I think it is helpful information.  These levels are for soils with a pH of 6.5 or greater.  pH can have an effect on the availability of each […]

Gypsum = Calcium Sulfate Dihydrite

Recently there has been some misleading information concerning various gypsum sources.  According to this information, it would lead one to believe that their gypsum is the only truly calcium sulfate dihydrite.  This is not true.  First dihydrite simply means that with each molecule of calcium sulfate there are two molecules of water.  To truly be […]

PRO CAL 40 Improves Nutrient Uptake

This year one of our customers applied PRO CAL 40 to the area of his field where the poorest soils (highest magnesium and clayey soils) were. He did not apply any PRO CAL 40 on the better soils (Kennebec).  Otherwise he treated the field the same.  As the picture shows below, the soils that he […]

Gypsum Makes Soils Field Ready Sooner

We have had customers comment on where they have applied PRO CAL 40 their field conditions are better and these soils are “field ready” sooner than where they haven’t applied PRO CAL 40. This means timely operations and especially more timely planting.  Since we have applied gypsum on all our fields we don’t normally have […]

Solutions to Increasing Soybean Yields

Two recent articles on intensive soybean management research have similar themes and I thought would be worth sharing. One research article was from Better Crops magazine “Intensive  Soybean Management”…. Researcher was Gueillermo Balboa et al.  (Kansas State University) and the second article was in Corn and Soybean Digest “Understanding 120-bushel soybeans”….Researcher was Sotirios Archontoulis (Iowa […]

THANK YOU

In the fast paced world we live in today it is easy to forget to say thank you.  We don’t want to forget to say thanks to our PRO CAL 40 and NutraBio customers that had these products applied this past fall, winter or spring.  Soil Solutions feels very fortunate to have had a busy […]