Science, Chemistry and Farming
With the farm and ranch report I'm Rick Worthington.
If you have any little future farmers in your household tell them to go heavy on the science and chemistry, it could come into play, and that's what we're starting to see in many areas around the farm today. Case in point, phosphorus is a key nutrient for your plants.
Steve Carlsen with Levesol and Crop Enhancement explains the importance of phosphorus for the growth and development of plants.
"It really drives a lot of the key processes in the plant's lifecycle ATP synthesis photosynthesis and all those things that really drive that life cycle centers around phosphorus. But it doesn't place on ice in the soil. We really have a lot of issues with it getting tied up with other micronutrients that are in the soil or soil conditions like P.H. or CDC and it just makes for a tough situation. It can be a very tricky nutrient to deal with."
But he says there are ways the growers can improve their phosphorus management.
"We have P.H. organic matter and he's either play a factor on phosphates So the simple answer would be to change those. Unfortunately I think as many growers and retailers and people in agriculture know amending things like organic matter or EPA it sure CCC is a tall order. So the easiest way I've seen to manage this one of them that's very easy is just putting our phosphates in closer proximity to plant rep.
Carlson's currently working on the phosphorus project groundbreaking research project designed to measure how phosphorus efficiency products can improve nutrient uptake.