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Fluid Journal : Winter 2016
From The Publishers . The continual search The Fluid Journal · Official Journal of the Fluid Fertilizer Foundation · Winter 2016 · Vol. 24, No.1, Issue #91 T his issue of the Fluid Journal typifies what this magazine is all about: the continual search by university agronomists and industry people to find new and better ways to improve crop yields and quality via the use of fluid fertilizers. In the first article Dr. Joy Pierzynski and Dr. Ganga Hettiarachchi of Kansas State University, in a controlled laboratory study, examine the use of phosphorus (P) fluid fertilizers in moderately calcareous soils and compare them with granular P. These researchers also indicate that field studies on calcareous soils will be needed. In the second article, Drs. Ross Bender and Fred Below study the effects of in- season subsurface fertigation in highly productive soils. Their research shows how fertigated nitrogen, potassium, and sulfur work to increase nutrient use and grain yield of corn and soybeans. In the third article Jeffrey Vetsch and Dr. Daniel Kaiser found that plant populations, via broadcast and starter applications of fluids, enhanced early growth of corn, during cool, wet springs but not so during warm springs and differed by method of application. They also noted responses to starter occurred regardless of soil test P level. These exhaustive studies are typical of the work university researchers perform to help substantiate new approaches and products that can be put into use in our farm fields. Their goal is always to improve crop yield and quality to feed an ever increasing populated world. Over its years, the FFF has been relentless in its efforts to fund and support such work. /' ., /:. i Q *, ... 4'.... " I ... 'I .....-. .... f T - t .... -'".. . - . " ,\ /1 .'.', /" ' 11 , . ; \ "1IIìII... "- . -...,..",. . -" --\ - , II OIN IN THE SUPPORT OF THIS ORGANIZATION THAT DIRECTLY BENEFITS YOUR BUSINESS! We need you to join hundreds of other growers, dealers, fertilizer manufacturers and other supporting industries ) The Fluid Fertilizer . oun a Ion Write, call or e-mail the Fluid Fertilizer Foundation Phone: 785-776-0273 · E-mail: email@example.com Research and education for efficient use of fluids.