Jake's Farm Journal

The Nitrogen Grand Challenge

Environmental Stewardship and Liqui-Grow Environmental Stewardship is essential to what we do at Liqui-Grow. We are extremely committed to helping farmers gain more crop yield per dollar spent on fertilizer while also protecting the environment. Since this is a mission at Liqui-Grow, we’ve decided to take part in the Nitrogen Grand Challenge. What is the…
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Fertilizer Placement to Improve Crop Nutrient Acquisition and Yield

Summary Fertilizer placement in soil improves plant nutrient-acquisition. Many fertilizer placement techniques have been developed. Fertilizer placement leads to higher yield than broadcast. Fertilizer placement leads to higher plant nutrient-content than broadcast. NH4+ + P or Urea + P placed at 10–20 cm soil depth shows best plant growth effects. Liqui-Grow YouTube Channel Subscribe to be alerted when we upload…
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New Research Comparing Ortho/Poly-Phosphate Ratios for In-Furrow Seed Safe Starter Fertilizers

Article Summary Ortho-phosphates are 100% plant available, but a high percentage of poly-phosphates in starter fertilizers convert to ortho-phosphate within just two days of application. This quick conversion from poly- to ortho-phosphate suggests expensive “high” ortho starter fertilizers are not likely to result in increased corn yields compared to seed-safe fluid starters containing a higher…
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Highlights from the 2015 Walcott Research Farm

The 2015 growing season at the Walcott research farm was wetter and cooler than normal. June and July were particularly wet, with about 14.5 inches of precipitation falling in these two months alone.  The wet weather caused periodic ponding and nitrogen loss which was noticeable in the corn, particularly in the lowest laying parts of…
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