Content tagged "soil fertility"

Manure and Soil Biology

Animal Manure Management Updated: May 30, 2017

In the Manure and Soil Biology roundtable, our goal was to discover the influence of manure, both positive and negative, on soil biology. We discussed if...

Manure and Soil Health Testing

Animal Manure Management Updated: March 09, 2017

In the Manure and Soil Health Testing roundtable, our goal was to discover what current soil health tests help to quantify manure impacts on soil...

Good Soil Structure

Water Conservation for Lawn and Landscape Updated: January 20, 2015

Good soil structure is important for determining how soil particles bond to each other, how porous soils are, and how they respond to compaction.Soils in the...

Biochar: Prospects of Commercialization

Farm Energy Updated: October 31, 2014

Learn all about biochar--what it is, and how it benefits soils and the climate by sequestering carbon. Funded by AFRI. Learn More.Biochar is charred...

Soils and Composting: Composting

Gardens & Landscapes Blueberries Updated: August 09, 2013

Compost is often one of the least expensive and most readily available forms of organic matter for use in home gardens. Compost can be purchased at retail...

Soils and Composting: Soil Testing

Gardens & Landscapes Blueberries Updated: November 28, 2011

Soils and Composting | Soil Testing | Soil Type | Soil Improvement | Composting Links to external web pages are followed by the source's name in...

When and with what do I fertilize blueberries?

Gardens & Landscapes Blueberries Updated: October 06, 2011

Soil fertility should be adjusted prior to planting blueberries, based on the recommendation from a soil test. Once the plants are installed, side-dress at...

How can I get my soil tested?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: September 24, 2010

Why is it important to plant crops according to their soil pH preferences? Which vegetables prefer to grow in acidic soil, and which prefer alkaline soil?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 25, 2010

In soils with high levels of calcium carbonate and low levels of gypsum, what soil amendment may be used to provide better soil tilth? I live in New Mexico.

Updated: August 07, 2008

Raising Soil pH and Soil Acidification

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: August 06, 2008

Adapted from Carl J. Rosen, Peter M. Bierman, and Roger D. Eliason. Department of Soil, Water, and Climate. University of Minnesota.[1] Ground limestone is...

Soils and Composting

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: March 26, 2008

Soils and Composting | Soil Testing | Soil Type | Soil Improvement | Composting Soils and Composting content reviewers share their expertise with...

Soils and Composting: Soil Type

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: March 26, 2008

Soils and Composting | Soil Testing | Soil Type | Soil Improvement | Composting Links to external web pages are followed by the source's name in...

Why does my St. Augustine lawn turn yellow?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 07, 2008

What sources of calcium can be used by organic gardeners?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 07, 2008

Is there an organic source of potassium for my vegetable garden?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 07, 2008

Is there an organic source of phosphorus for my vegetable garden?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 07, 2008

How much manure should be added to a vegetable garden?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: January 07, 2008

Nutrients in fresh animal manures (All values rounded and approximate):Average Nutrient Composition (%) Moderate Application Rate Nutrients Applied (lb per...

My large Christmas cactus isn't doing well. Healthy branches turn yellow and eventually brown and die. Meanwhile, my smaller, younger Christmas cacti look fine. What can I do?

Gardens & Landscapes Updated: December 19, 2007

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