Practices Changed from Basic to Advanced
- Starter fertilizer mixed with soil in bed versus surface placement
- Addition of new nutrient sources to fertilizer blend
- Soil testing and nutrient recommendations before each crop
- In-season tissue testing
Between 2016 and 2017 the farm changed the placement and source of fertilizer used. This had a large impact on the cost per acre of 4R practices and greatly reduced the rate of fertilizer application.