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The Fluid Journal Archives Index 2002-2004
Fluids Outdual Granular In Australian Wheat Trials Dr. R.E. Holloway, Dr. I. Bertrand, Mrs. A.J. Frischke, Mrs. D.M. Brace, and Dr. M.J. McLaughlin
Fluid sources of P, N, and Zn performed markedly better than granular fertilizers in terms of promoting dry matter, P uptake, and grain yield.
Calcium’s Role In Plant Nutrition Dr. G. W. Easterwood
Research shows soluble calcium fertilizer plays vital role in production of high-quality crops.
Fluid Starters Bump Cotton Yields Drs. C.W. Bednarz, G.H. Harris, and W.D. Shurley
Net economic returns were also higher than untreated check in 23 of 30 comparisons.
P and K Reserves Growing Thinner Drs. P.E. Fixen and T.S. Murrell
Do we know enough about optimum soil test levels and nutrient needs at high yield levels is the question being asked.
Sidedressing Nitrogen in Corn Makes Sense
It is not only friendly to the environment but also improves return on investment and crop yields.
Liquid N Shines in Turf Applications Dr. C. F. Mancino, Ms. Dianne Petrunak, and Mr. Douglas Wilkinson
Shows less N loss compared to granulars in 1999 Penn State University putting green trials.
Micronutrient Response Enhanced By Fluid Starters Dr. Alan Blaylock
Mixed solutions create intimate contact between nutrient compounds in the various carriers combined.
Fine-tuning Soil/Plant Needs Critical In Potato Production Drs. Terry A. Tindall and Dale Westermann
Western scientists probe into factors affecting potato crop needs for potassium.
One Good Way To Add Punch To Starters: Include Sulfur Dr. John G. Clapp
Industry agronomist says potential yield increases from adding sulfur to starters should be even more positive in the
future due to a decline in atmospheric sulfur.
Are You Approaching Yield Thresholds? Dr. Achim Dobermann, et al.
Nebraska researchers suggest the answer is “no.” Increased plant populations and nutrients can bring higher corn yields, plus the added benefit of increased carbon sequestration.
Starters Bump Grain Sorghum Yields Drs. W.B. Gordon and D.A. Whitney
Kansas experiments were conducted on both minimum-till and no-till systems, using 2 x 2 and dribble methods of
How Far Have We Progressed With Precision Agriculture? Dr. Paul E. Fixen
We’re not as far down a road bumpier than we expected, author claims. However, enironmental pressures will speed its acceptance in making it a permanent fixture.
What About N in NPK Starters? Dr. R.e. Lamond, Dr. W.B. Gordon, B.J. Niehues and C.J. Olsen
Be careful, Kansas researchers warn, about how high you raise those N rates.
Do Starters Work Better in Reduced-Till Systems? Dr. Larry G. Bundy
Research suggests that beneficial responses to starter may be more frequent, and the size of the response greater in high residue systems, specially in no-till.
P Starters Bump Yields In Corn/Soybean Rotations Dr. Gyles Randall and Jeffrey Vetsch
Researchers stress that optimum placement of phosphorus (P) is essential in reduced-till systems, especially in soils
testing low in P.
Evaluating Soil Fertility Production Practices for No-Till Cotton Fertilization Dr. D D. Howard
Researcher explores effects of starter, nitrogen, phosphorus, and potassium on cotton yields in different placement
What About Starter Placement in High Phosphorus Soils F. Ronald Mulford
Maryland researcher takes a look at alternative methods of placing starters in soils testing excessively high (above
205lbs/A of P2O5).
Searching for a Right Balance in Plant Population and Nitrogen Fertility Drs. J. M. Blumenthal and D. J. Lyon
Nebraska studies on dryland corn show interesting correlations between yields and management of plant populations and nitrogen fertility.
Calcium Boosts Peanut Yields Naveen Puppala, Dr. R. D. Baker and Dr. Ronald B. Sorensen
New Mexico studies in irrigated fields document not only significant yield increases but monetary returns as well.
Foliar Fertilization Improves Nutrient Use Efficiency Robert C. Dixon
Studies are showing foliar fertilization is more efficient and reduces potential environmental impact.
EARLY SPRING 2003
Searching For More Effective Corn Starters In Conservation-Till Dr. John Kovar
A combination of laboratory/greenhouse and field experiments offers useful information to dealers, producers, and
Studies Show Urease Inhibitor Boosts Yields INDUSTRY AT WORK
University and agribusiness studies affirm the beneficial effects inhibitors have in raising crop yields.
Which Will It Be? Dr. Terry A. Tindall
Drought and the talk of drought means we in agriculture must work to increase water-use efficiency through a better
understanding of crop water use.
Improving Nutrient Management Via Evolving Strategies and New Technologies Drs. J.S. Schepers, S. Payton, D.D. Francis, and J. Shanahan
Nebraska studies focus especially on nitrogen and its impact on the environment.
LATE SPRING 2003
Using Starters to Reduce Broadcast Applications of P in Sugar Beets Drs. Albert L. Sims and Larry J. Smith
Studies show P starters produced yields equal to or exceeding those produced by larger rates of P applied through
Sensor-Based N Management Strategy INDUSTRY AT WORK
New optical sensing variable rate application system improves nitrogen use efficiency and increases producer returns.
Mega-Yields With Twin-Row Planting Gene and Dean Carstens
Authors foresee exceeding 300 bu/A corn and 85 bu/A soybean yields at a profitable level and with no adverse
Sulfur Applications Boost Alfalfa Yields Dr. Richard Koenig, Kevin Heaton, and James Barnhill
In sites marginal or deficient in sulfur, tests indicate that consistent responses to sulfur fertilization can be achieved.
K In NP Starters Helps Bump Corn Yields Dr. Barney Gordon
Three-year study shows that adding potassium can supply extra punch to push yields higher, even though soils already
test high in P and K.
Alternatives To Fall N Applications Via Fluids Dr. Gyles Randall and Jeffrey Vetsch
Study looks at different application timing under two distinctly different corn tillage systems.
Calcium Nitrate Pays Off on Citrus INDUSTRY AT WORK
Reseach indicates increased productivity and profitability, root health, and tree longevity.
Banding Means Higher Yields and Better Return On Investment FFF REVIEW
Surface band provides better soil contact, higher nutrient concentrations in bands, diminished nutrient fixation, and
greater availability for plant uptake.
Fluids Whip Granular In Nitrate-N Runoff Comparisons Drs. Gary Gascho, Donald Wauchope, Jessica Davis, and James Hook
Georgia study suggests that fluid fertilizers have less tendency of runoff when a heavy rainfall occurs.
Balanced P and K Applications Crucial to Optimum Alfalfa Yields W.K. Berg, Drs. B.C. Joern, K.D. Johnson, S.M. Brouder, and J.J. Volenec
Tests conducted at Purdue show the grave consequences of adding P without K.
EARLY SPRING 2004
Keep Close Watch on NPKs Fertilization of Alfalfa Dr. Richard Koenig
Some form of soil and tissue testing must be used to identify dificiencies and monitor nutrient status.
Controlled Release Nitrogen Shows Promise on Onions INDUSTRY AT WORK
Product is reportedly showing consistently higher returns on investment with onion growers in the Pacific Northwest.
Fluids Beat Granular in Soil Trials Drs. M. McLaughlin, E. Lombi, B. Holloway, R. Armstrong, Ms. C. Johnston, Ms. D. Brace
Granular fertilizers found to be inferior to fluids in calcareous soils.
Surface Banding Effective for Corn Starter FFF Review
Mounting evidence shows surface dribbling starter plus N and P closer to plantroots than broadcasting.
Don’t Overlook Effect of Variables on P Use in Corn-Soybean Rotations Dr Gyles Randall and Jeffrey Vetsch
Tillage systems, P placement, P levels in soils, and applied P rate can affect yields and economic return Minnesota
Phosphorus Fertilizer Bumps Forage and Beef Production Drs. D. Robinson, J. Sij, W. Pinchak, R. Gill, D. Malinowski, T. Baughman and Mr. S. Bevers
Forage and Beef production increased sufficiently to exceed the cost of added P.
Trials Prove K Fertilization of Apples can be Beneficial Drs. Gerry Neilsen and Denise Neilsen
Studies conducted in semi-arid region of British Columbia on potassium- and magnesiumdeficient, coarse-textured soils.
Strip Till: A Viable Option? Ms. L. Ferdinand, Drs. R. Lamond, B.Gordon, K. Jannsen, and Mr. C. Godsey
Kansas research shows strip-till produced better early-season growth and higher corn grain yields in 2003 trials.
Will Continuous Supply of NH4+-N Increase Irrigated Crop Production? Dr. D. R. Krieg
Results of studies in the Texas South Plains showed positive responses with cotton but not sorghum.
Can Agriculture and Environmentalists Align Interests? Dr. Kenneth G. Cassman
Yes, says author. How? By ensuring global food security, protecting biodiversity, improving water quality, and reducing
reliance on imported oil.
Managing Nitrogen With Five-dollar Gas Dr. Gyles Randall
Escalating natural gas prices with little possibility of low-cost nitrogen returning, strongly encourages growers to finetune management practices or jeopardize profits.
N-Use Efficiency Improves In Ecological Intensification Project Drs. T Arkebauer, A. Dobermann, K. Cassman, R. Drijber, J. Lindquist, J. Specht, D. Walters, and H. Yang
Management systems designed to preserve the integrity of the environment are proving profitable in yields and more
efficient use of inputs.
Optimal Nutrient Levels Required For High-yielding Potatoes Drs. Jeff Stark and Bryan Hopkins
Achieving optimal goals requires an efficient nutrient management program, using the most effective nutrient sources,
application timings,and methods of placement.