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Understanding Soil Microbes and Nutrient Recycling
cold regions due to increased microbial decomposition. The rate of SOM decomposition increases when the ...
Precision Agriculture Tools for On-Farm Research
technologies continues to grow on U.S. farms. Auto-guidance, variable-rate technology (VRT), and yield monitors ... evaluating input rates (i.e., fertilizer and seed) and management practices such as tillage. In these studies ... considered. For instance, if testing different fertilizer rates within a pass or area, the time it takes to ...
Ohio Soil Health Card
a qualitative assessment of soil health, and evaluation ratings that do not represent an absolute measure or ... in your field and evaluate each soil health Indicator. Read the Descriptive Ratings in the ... rectangular boxes and based on your judgment rate the indicator Good, Fair or Poor by checking the small ...
Establishing a Fair Pasture Rental Rate
to corn or soybeans, the price for the pasture would have to be competitive with the rental rate for ... on pasture rental rate. Division of responsibilities between the landowner and the livestock owner ... adjustments to the rent. Pasture Rental Rate Methods Several rule-of-thumb formulas have been developed for ...
Livestock Water Development
rate that provides total daily needs in four hours is needed (Bartlett, 1996). Drinking space and ...
Nutrients Removed with Harvested Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Grain in Ohio
rates in corn, soybean, and wheat in Ohio. Summary of Findings Grain nutrient concentrations were ... nutrient concentrations of P and K have decreased, indicating lower P and K removal rates per bushel of ... grain. Decreased nutrient removal rates per bushel of grain indicate crops are becoming more efficient. ...
Estimated Return-to-Seed of Variable vs. Uniform Corn Seeding Rates
seeding rate is important for efficient production. The “optimum” corn seeding rate—the one that maximizes ... agronomic production and breeding, it is important to know how practices such as variable rate seeding with ... modern hybrids may affect profitability. While adoption of variable rate technology is increasing, there ...
Boom Sprayer Calibration
application rate in gallons per acre, or GPA. For example: If you catch an average of 15 ounces from a set of ... nozzles, the actual application rate of the sprayer is equal to 15 GPA. With this method, make sure that ... output rate, check for clogs and clean the tip, or replace the nozzle. Repeat steps 5 and 6 until the ...
Calibrating Boom Sprayers for Forestry Herbicide Application
proper rate is essential to achieving satisfactory weed control. The directions on the container label ... tell a user which application rates give the best results. However, proper application rates will be ... application at prescribed rates requires calibration of the sprayer. If the sprayer is not accurately ...
Best Management Practices for Boom Spraying
the label. 1.b. Spray application rates (gpa) This information helps determine nozzle flow rates to ... solution evaporation rate, to reduce drift, and to improve deposit and retention on the target. 1.f. ... variations in the travel speed, which will directly affect the application rate. If the sprayer is equipped ...