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Topics: sop / potassium / alfalfa

August 8, 2016

Managing Potassium in Dairy Herd Forages

For lactating dairy cattle, potassium is an essential nutrient that optimizes milk production. According to “Nutrient Requirements for Dairy Cattle” from the National Research Council,…

Topics: sop / potassium / alfalfa

November 6, 2015

Eltopia, WA Field Trial: Alfalfa K Report

Spend two minutes with Mark Davis, senior agronomist for Compass Minerals®, during a visit to an alfalfa field trial in Eltopia, Wash. The field trial…

Topics: sulfur / sop / potassium

September 15, 2015

Just Released – “Use of Potassium Sulfate Fertilizer: Principles and Practices” 2015 Edition

The SOP Information Board's latest research for alfalfa and other key K crops Just released by the Sulfate of Potash Information Board (SOPIB), the Use of…

Topics: potassium / alfalfa / fall application

July 17, 2015

K Management in Alfalfa is Paramount for Production

By now, alfalfa growers across the country have hay season well underway. And, while no one can plan on a perfect growing season, potassium (K),…

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November 5, 2014

High Quality Alfalfa Needed for U.S. Export Market

The market for exports of high-quality American alfalfa is at an all-time high and continues to grow. Sales of alfalfa shipped overseas rose to $586…

Topic: alfalfa

November 5, 2014

Fall-Applied K Promotes Winter Survivability

An alfalfa crop removes tremendous amounts of potassium (K) from the soil –typically about 60lb K2O/ ton of alfalfa. Naturally, those nutrients must be replaced…

Topic: alfalfa

September 16, 2014

Potassium Uptake in an Instant

Maintaining potassium levels in alfalfa crops is a critical component to producing high quality yields and ensuring overall alfalfa health. Use the Alfalfa Uptake Calculator…

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August 31, 2014

Is a Potassium Deficiency Robbing Your Alfalfa?

Potassium is one of the three essential macronutrients and is vital to a fully optimized alfalfa crop. Studies show that a potassium deficit may be…

Topic: alfalfa

August 31, 2014

Why a Fall Application of Potassium is Crucial

An application of potassium in the fall after the last harvest will increase K availability which is critical at this point as carbohydrates are at…