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Guidelines for Using Non-Traditional Soil Additives

Author: 
Wang, Guangyao (Sam)
Loper, Shawna
Nolte, Kurt
Ottman, Michael
Publication Date: 
August 2012
Publication Number: 
AZ1582
Pages: 
2 pp.
Abstract or Description: 
Agricultural producers are often approached by salespeople who claim their soil additives could improve the current production systems. Pictures and graphs are typically presented showing significant yield benefits or soil improvements, along with testimonials. The cost per acre for these products is normally low and the reputed benefits great, so it is often tempting to try these products. While some of these products are legitimate and can improve crop production, the benefits from many of these products have not been proven scientifically by independent research. Therefore, these products should be tested by either university personnel or yourself before using them to a large extent on your farms.
Language: 
English
Publisher: 
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ)
Contributor: 
Plant Sciences, School of
Relation: 
Keyword: 
non-traditional soil additives
soil conditioners
soil activators
wetting agents
Type: 
Text
Subject Category: 
Plant Production/Crops
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