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Fluid Journal : Winter 2017
Efficient Management of Water and Nutrients By Fred Below, Tryston Beyrer, Adriano Mastrodomenico, and Juliann Seebauer In drip irrigation and fertigation. JOURNAL Official Journal of the Fluid Fertilizer Foundation Fluid Winter 2017 • Vol. 25, No. 1, Issue #95 ARTICLES THE FLUID JOURNAL - MISSION The Fluid Journal is published by the Fluid Fertilizer Foundation. The FFF is a non-profit organization committed to researching and providing information about fluid fertilizer technology. Since its formation, the FFF has funded over $3 million in fluid fertilizer research. We have accumulated thousands of pages of research data. The main goal of the Fluid Journal is to transfer this technical information into easy to read form to farmers and dealers so they may be better informed as to the technological advancements that the fluid fertilizer industry has achieved. FOCUS The Fluid Journal is focused on disseminating fluid fertilizer technology to universities, dealers, equipment manufacturers and fertilizer producers. Our editorial matter focuses on several areas: • Evaluate the agronomics of fluid fertilizers in the production of maximum economic crop yields • Evaluate application techniques for fluid fertilizers. • Investigate and inform our readers of innovative uses of fluid fertilizers under varied cultural, pest control and water management practices. • Evaluate the efficiencies and conveniences of fluid fertilizer systems. • Evaluate methods of controlling environmental problems with fluids. From the Publishers Page 3 Blending MAP, APP Reduces Fluid Fertilizer Input Costs By Joseph J. Weeks and Dr Ganga M. Hettiarachichi While mitigating enivornmental impact in high pH soils. Page 4 Low Salt Fluid NPK Fertilizer By Drs. Galen Mooso and Terry Tindall and Jeff Stark Increases wheat production in Idaho. Page 7 Page 12 Learn more about the entire family of Crop Vitality liquid fertilizers. Contact a crop vitality specialist Today at (877) 737-3805 or Visit cropvitality.com ©1947, 2013 Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. All rights reserved. Less water. Higher Quality. Greater Yields. Delivering Quality and Innovation For More Than 60 Years. FLUID FERTILIZER FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chairman Robert Mullen Board Bill Easterwood Paul Fixen Rodney Gilliland Curtis Harbach Rex Hopkins Steve Keller Raun Lohry Tim McArdle Wes McCoy Steve Meyerholz Robert Mullen Larry Murphy Dan Peeno Bob Ruebel Dave Schwartz Russell Sides Julian Smith R. Hovey Tinsman D.J. Willard, Jr. Yebin Zhao Ed Corrigan FLUID JOURNAL PERMISSIONS Permission to copy, quote, or reprint is hereby granted without express written permission of the publisher provided that the content is not altered and proper recognition is given to the Fluid Fertilizer Foundation and the author. Notice of the copyright must appear on the title or copyright page of the work as follows: “From: Fluid Journal Vol. (Number): Pages, © Fluid Fertilizer Foundation.” For some electronic media there may not be page numbers. Dale Leikam Larry Murphy D.J. Willard Raun Lohry, chair Mark Alley Rita Abi-Ghanem Brian Banks Missy Bauer Greg Binford Randy Brown Carl Bruice Brian Cornelious Ed Corrigan Bill Easterwood Tom Fairweather Tom Gerecke John Griffin Ryan Harbison Chris Lufkin Ray McDonald Jamie McMaster Jeff Mullen Robert Mullen Larry Murphy Joe Pflum Mike Stewart Leon Stites Ned Van Buren Jason Weirich Herbert Woolsey Yebin Zhao Editorial Advisory Board Raun Lohry Julian Smith Bill Easterwood Managing Editors Founder Bill Lohry Editor Ned van Buren