Did you ever wonder why you need 1 lb on Nitrogen per bushel of corn and your neighbor needs 0.5 lbs per bushel?
From Science Daily http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/05/090511122416.htm
"Contrary to the prevailing view, cereal crops derive the majority of their nitrogen from the soil, not fertilizer. Soils differ considerably in microbial activities that determine nitrogen-supplying power, and these differences must be taken into account if nitrogen fertilizers are to be used efficiently. "
Having proper pH and high levels of available calcium are two of the basic steps to increasing the biological activity of your soil.
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