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Fluid Journal : Fall 2011
Page 4 Science Is On The Side of Inorganic Vs. Organic Fertilizers Dr. Terry Tindall Striking examples in Africa and Asia. Page 6 JOURNAL Official Journal of the Fluid Fertilizer Foundation Fluid Fall 2011 • Vol. 19, No. 4, Issue # 74 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. Raun Lohry, chair Tom Fairweather Missy Bauer Mark Alley Brian Banks David Benefield Sebastian Braum Carl Bruice Ariana Cohen Ed Corrigan Don Couvillion Tom Doerge Bill Easterwood Dean Fairchild Tom Gerecke John Griffin John Hassell David Hernandez Roy Hildebrand Gabrielle Lucchesi Ray McDonald Robert (Rob) Mikkelsen Galen Mooso Larry Murphy Michael Orr Kim Polizotto Alan Robinett Mike Stewart Leon Stites Dave Thomas Kenneth L. Washburn, Jr. Nyle Wollenhaupt Herbert L. Woolsey Dennis Zabel FLUID FERTILIZER FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chairman Steven Weiner Board Kim Coker Neil Dolson Bill Easterwood Troy Erny John Guglielmi Curtis Harbach Rex Hopkins Steve Keller Ed Krysl Raun Lohry Tim McArdle Wes McCoy Steve Meyerholz Larry Murphy Todd Minnihan Brad Riley Don Pottinger Paul Fixen Larry Sanders Julian Smith Terry Tindall D.J . Willard, Jr. FLUID JOURNAL Editor Ned van Buren Did you know? Dr. Derek Palgrave Fluid concept may date back to 1808. Page 10 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. From the Publishers Why Fluids? Page 3 Needed: A Research-Driven Understanding Of Every Aspect of Producing Grain Dr. Timothy Maloney A long-winded approach to enhancing grain yield. Page 8 Dale Leikam Ed Krysl Raun Lohry Terry Tindall Tom Fairweather Editorial Advisory Board Julian Smith Larry Murphy Bill Easterwood Missy Bauer Managing Editors Zinc: A Key Nutrient in Crop Production Dr. Ismail Cakmak Zinc deficiency common in human populations. Founder Bill Lohry