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  • Soil Magnesium Soil magnesium research is dominated by other macro nutrients such as nitrogen, potassium and phosphate. Calcium was never a problem since it was added with…
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Soil Magnesium

magnesium soil vegetable production

Soil magnesium research is dominated by other macro nutrients such as nitrogen, potassium and phosphate. Calcium was never a problem since it was added with phosphate fertilizers in the form of calcium phosphate (Ca3(PO4)2H2O. Calcium was also added in abundance during lime application. One can call it lopsided fertilizer application which caused an increase in…

Soil Calcium cheat sheet for farmers – stuff you should know

Soil calcium can be a mystery as most growers focus on nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus. If you scan literature, scientists get very involved in detail and confusing for the average non post graduate farmer. This is a simple yet quick cheat sheet on soil calcium that will quickly give you an overview of the important…

Soil compaction – tips on prevention

Soil compaction prevention

Soil compaction1)Featured Image obtained from: Photos Public Domain; Dirt is a problem that all growers face. There are a huge variety of equipment for soil preparation, but the primary tillage implements are mouldboard ploughs, large discs and chisel ploughs. The mouldboard and large disc ploughs tend to produce a compacted hard layer just below the…

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