Ronald Nigh wrote:
> Dear SANET,
> If soybeans provide a net nitrogen fix for the soil, then why do soybean
> farmers pour lbs of N fertilizer on their soybean fields?
I know of very few farmers who are adding N for beans. However there are
research reports and farmers stating that you can occasionally get a
response from N
is not consistant.
I echo Joel's and "Son of Richard's" statement that beans do not give
to the soil, but are very important for rotation effects and N
-- Steve Groff
"Enhancing the Environment" http://www.cedarmeadowfarm.com/ Cedar Meadow Farm 679 Hilldale Road Holtwood, PA 17532 USA
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