The Fallacy of Perfect Soil Reports
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Soil analysis should be used as a milestone to monitor progress towards growing healthy crops; they should not be used as a goal. Every nutrient and soil amendment application needs to produce a strong crop response, not just a soil analysis response. When we apply this understanding properly it means that we will not apply uneconomical quantities of soil amendments to balance a soil analysis that do not first provide a benefit to the crop.

 

On the mini-episode this week, I talk about 

  • where soil tests are needed for optimal farm performance
  • how a soil test can be a detriment 
  • what to look for in a soil report
  • what the numbers aren’t telling you
  • why you can decrease your annual fertilizer inputs and get a better crop response

 

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This show is brought to you by AEA, leaders in regenerative agriculture since 2006.

If you are a large-scale grower looking to increase crop revenue and quality, email hello@advancingecoag.com or call 800-495-6603 extension 344 to be connected with a dedicated AEA crop consultant.

 

Resources

https://www.advancingecoag.com/soil-samples-analysis 

 

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