Soil health is an important step in improving fertilizer efficiency. Helena agronomist Steven McKechnie says a lot of biological products are being promoted for fertilizer efficiency. “Biologicals tend to have probelms with consistency but the industry is getting better as we produce more of them,” said McKechnie. “Don’t sell the whole farm to go nuts on something but try some new things.” McKechnie says science supports the use of biologicals, but growers can also take a more traditional route. “You can utilize something like a humic substance to help promote microbial growth that will allow for better nutrient availability in your soils.” McKechnie was a speaker at the International Crop Expo.
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