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Soil testing of flooded fields

by Wayne Flanary, Regional Agronomist, CPAg, CCA

The Missouri River was out of its banks for several months and this has an impact on the availability of crop nutrients. First of all, when soils are saturated, they are in reduced state, so chemically, the phosphorus levels if tested immediately after draining will be misleading. One should test soils after soils dry and return to normal moisture levels. Readings of comparison

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