The science behind 50-degree soil and nitrogen application

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Does nitrogen becoming nitrate mean we are going to lose it? No, it takes rainfall or snowmelt in the spring that will cause a leaching event, but it does increase the risk of loss. Certainly, there is a balance between making sure we get our manure applied before the soil freezes and applying too early, but hopefully the information above illustrates a bit behind the science of the 50°F and cooling recommendation.

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Cedar Tree, Manure and Soil Health Field Day

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Join us for a field day on October 25th at the Howard County Fairgrounds and discover how cedar mulch can be combined with manure to improve soil health. There will be multiple demonstrations and discussions throughout the program including: soil health evaluation, nitrogen management and using manure in cropping systems, cedar tree management, soil carbon injection and cedar tree saw milling.

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