Guidelines for Using Non-Traditional Soil Additives
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.
- soil conditioners
- soil activators
- wetting agents
- soil additives