Many enjoyed a long weekend filled with friends, grilling and lots of food. Ever notice how the first bratwursts tastes way better than the fifth?
I might have over done it on brats, burgers, cookies, and ice cream this weekend!
By Monday afternoon the only thing that sounded good was a couple of Rolaids and a nap.
The same thing happens when you over feed your soil. You don’t get near the yield (enjoyment) from the last 50 pounds of nitrogen as the first 50. In fact adding too much nitrogen requires that you add lime to you soil. Liming your soil works like Rolaids in your belly. It reduces the acidity of the soil, so when you add more food (N), you enjoy higher yields.
With the costs of fertilizer inputs, now is the time to look at a program to lime fields that have proper fertility levels. By keeping you pH neutral you can increase plant available N, P, and K 25%-100% versus letting your soil get acid.
Avoid low available fertilizer, poor root growth, and low yields by keeping your pH neutral with SuperCal 98G
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