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Fluid Journal : Summer 2017
Micronutrients Key to Better Yields By Larry Cooper and Dr. Rita Abi-Ghanem Sometimes the smallest things can unlock our greatest potential. JOURNAL Official Journal of the Fluid Fertilizer Foundation Fluid Summer 2017 • Vol. 25, No. 3, Issue #97 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 By Dr. Larry Murphy Page 4 Soil Fertility, Irrigation Keys to Potato Production By Drs. Terry A. Tindall and Galen Mooso Absolute essentials in producing high yields and quality tubers. Page 5 Potassium Fertigation in Highbush Blueberry By Drs. David Bryla and Scott Orr Increases availability of K and other nutrients in the root zone. Page 10 Page 14 Contact Us Today at (800) 525-2803 or Visit CropVitality.com ©2017 Tessenderlo Kerley, Inc. All rights reserved. N-Sure® is a registered trademark of Tessenderlo Kerley Inc. Slow Release Nitrogen Increase foliar nitrogen absorption with N-Sure® Versatile Liquid Fertilizer With 72% SLow Release Nitrogen Contact a Tessenderlo Kerley Crop Vitality Specialist Our specialists can provide insights and assistance about geographic, crop specific or soil related matters. We’ll be glad to provide technical data, field studies, fertilizer application and storage tips. N-Sure® (28-0-0) is a versatile slow-release liquid nitrogen fertilizer that can be applied as a band, as a side dress, sprayed or injected through a center pivot. • N-Sure gives growers excellent crop safety and promotes uniform growth as a foliar N source. • N-Sure provides superior coverage on the leaf tissue and enhances nitrogen absorption to improve growth and quality. • N-Sure is an effective tool for correcting nitrogen deficiencies at critical growth stages. • N-Sure is compatible with most liquid fertilizers, insecticides and fungicides, and improves their absorption into the leaf. • Formulated for superior stability and storage. 28-0-0 FLUID FERTILIZER FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Scott Boyd Ed Corrigan Bill Easterwood Paul Fixen Kyle Freeman Rodney Gilliland Curtis Harbach Rex Hopkins Steve Keller Kevin Kellerman Raun Lohry Tim McArdle Wes McCoy Steve Meyerholz Robert Mullen Larry Murphy Frank O’Connell Dan Peeno Bob Ruebel Russell Sides Julian Smith R. Hovey Tinsman Reggie Underwood Ron Wachter D. J. Willard 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 Terry Tindall Larry Murphy D.J. Willard Mark Alley Brian Banks Missy Bauer Greg Binford Randy Brown Carl Bruice Brian Cornelious Ed Corrigan Mark Davis Tom Doerge Bill Easterwood Tom Fairweather Kyle Freeman Tom Gerecke Rita Abi-Ghanem John Griffin Chris Lufkin Ray McDonald Jamie McMaster Justin Mercy Galen Mooso Robert Mullen Larry Murphy Joe Pflum Ron Satterfield Mike Stewart Leon Stites Jason Weirich Herbert Woolsey Editorial Advisory Board Raun Lohry Julian Smith Bill Easterwood Managing Editors Founder Bill Lohry Editor Ned van Buren Chair Raun Lohry Chairman Bob Ruebel Board