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MemberApril 10, 2022 at 12:40 pm00140
my pH levels have been 5.5 on lower end with buffer of 6.2. I limed soils pretty heavily last year and not sure if I didn’t over-apply some at 3-4 tons per acres of just quarried lime. Then I’ve had about 3 ppl echo that biology can help regular pH if corrected. It just gets hard with budgets to decide spending another 140/acre on cattle manure, then spend 140/acre on lime issues for pH, then another 50/acre for gypsum to get some calcium and sulfur, then 80/acre on biologicals, etc. etc. I’ve long been told spend the money first on pH, then begin work on cattle manure, etc. I’ve been working on incorporating covers to promote diversity, etc. But again this might take 2 or 3 years and maybe 7-10 species of covers to get the same biological response as just purchasing AEA spectrum/etc. Just some more random thoughts! I”ll work on the potash data you sent for some more ideas. I’ve been putting Potash down as removal calculations the past 5 years. now that I”ve started mapping soils for EC, and also have yield data trying to make sense of next steps for VRT.