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5 Steps to Soil Fertility Planning

October 10, 2023 1:00 p.m.

With harvest happening in full force, it is time to start planning for next year’s goals. Here are five steps you should consider for soil fertility planning this fall.

  1. Talk to an Agronomist

    The first thing growers should do is talk to their trusted agronomist about their yield outcome and their crop and yield goals for the next year. Taking time to plan ahead will be key for success in the next growing season.

  2. Ask for Insights

    After discussing their goals for next year, growers should be asking for insights on practices and products they could implement on their operation to achieve the goals. Gaining solid agronomic and economic advice is important in the planning process.

  3. Prepare a Soil Test

    Another important step in the planning process is to prepare a soil test of fields post-harvest. Whether it is grid or zone sampled, these tests will provide crucial information for the grower’s fertility plan. 

  4. Review Results

    The results of these tests will help determine what nutrient the field needs, how much is needed and where it should be placed in efforts to reach the fertility goals of the grower. Review the 4Rs of nutrient stewardship for more information.

  5. Take Action

    With increasing economic pressures, it’s critical for growers to maximize the efficiency of their crop nutrient investment. CHS takes pride in bringing you innovative, science-based solutions using advanced technology that provides economic, agronomic and stewardship benefits.

Consider Trivar as a broadcast fertilizer additive that maximizes phosphate fertilizer by greatly increasing the availability of phosphorus and other key nutrients in fertility planning this fall. Trivar includes patented Levesol technology, the industry's most powerful chelating agent, to prevent micronutrients from binding with phosphorus. This leaves more P available for the uptake.

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Visit CHSagronomy.com on Trivar or talk to your local CHS agronomy representative for more information.