Topic: Phosphorous and P interpretation; CEU eligible, $40 fee
Phosphorous…the salt of life and the plant’s main energy source. In plants, it is involved in: root development, cell formation, crop maturity and seed development, so it is critically needed throughout the entire life cycle.
Phosphorous, although rather immobile in the soil, has received a lot of media attention lately due to its contribution to algae outbreaks within the great lakes. More and more pressure is being put on producers to properly manage their phosphorous soil levels and application methods to try and mitigate off farm losses; however, cutting back rates of phosphorous or mining it from existing soil levels can have devastating impacts on yield and quality.
This will be a technical session strictly focused on phosphorous, with discussions on topics like its role in the plant, various testing methods, and determining how much P is available to the plant based on base saturation levels and/or soil types