When faced with plant nutrient problems, many farmers simply look to increase nutrient input. Unfortunately for these farmers, they will never fully actualize the growing potential that is already in their soil. If you continue to add Nitrogen, Phosphorous, and Potassium to your soil but are unable to rectify your nutrient deficiencies then you most likely are experiencing a nutrient release problem. The reality is that no amount of added fertilizer will solve your problem.
At Pro-Soil, we believe that plant nutrient deficiencies are best rectified by taking the following steps:
- Soften and mellow the existing topsoil. This can be achieved by reducing tillage and other uses of heavy farm equipment that cause soil compaction and increase soil porosity. Increasing the soil’s porosity will improve root zone nutrient uptake and help to free up the fertilizers that you have already added.
- Increase the root structure on the crop. This is best accomplished through the use of Pro-Soil agricultural products, which have been found to increase root structure and improve root zone health. Soybean farmers and alfalfa farmers have found products like PS-Starter Pro 1-3-1 to greatly expand root mass.
- Improve biological complexity of the soil. This is what Pro-Soil products do best. For optimal results, use PS-Foundation, PS-Starter Pro, and Triple 3 (Vital Boost) to free up the nutrients that have become locked in your soil through increased biological complexity.
If you follow these steps, you will be moving in the right direction towards more bountiful crop yields through the use of biological soil management practices. Remember, when it comes to fertilizer use, less is often more! Above all else, seek proper plant nutrient balance by avoiding over-fertilization. At Pro-Soil, we aim to help you reduce inputs while producing larger harvests!