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Potassium Basics

Potassium (K) is an essential plant macronutrient taken up in large quantities, like nitrogen. In plants K does not become part of complex organic molecules. It moves as a free ion and performs many functions. Plants that are supplied with adequate K are better able to withstand stress, insect damage, and many plant diseases compared […]

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What are the four R’s?

When it comes to crop nutrients, nitrogen (N) is often the first nutrient that comes to mind. Nitrogen has a clear positive corn yield response; however, making the N applications maximize profits can be more difficult. When applying any nutrient you should always follow the 4 R’s: Right Source, Right Rate, Right Time, and Right […]

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