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Sugar . . . For the Soil?

One practice that has been gaining traction in agriculture over the past few years has been to add sugar to fertilizer. Many growers wonder what the point of this is.  I was first told about the practice from the late Dr. Skow.  He claimed that it increased biological activity in the soil, that nutrient uptake was impacted by the amount of soil life. By adding sugar you could increase bacterial counts and activity and improve nutrient mineralization. He warned that too much would increase fungal growth and cause problems.  
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Glyphosate & Crop Nutrient Interactions

Glyphosate & crop nutrient interactions have been a topic of conversation during many of my recent visits with agronomists & dealers.   Articles that discuss this in more detail: http://www.calciumproducts.com/component/k2/item/524-losing-the-glyphosate-resistant-pigweed-battle-we-can-help-you-get-back-in-the-fight http://www.calciumproducts.com/component/k2/item/494-controling-3-major-yield-robbers-in-2010 http://www.calciumproducts.com/component/k2/item/481-glyphosate-induced-micronutrient-deficiency I also found this article by Dr. Don Huber a very good summary of what is going on: http://www.fluidjournal.org/1gsdgfs-S10/S10-A4.pdf
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