Soil Testing and Fertilizer Application: Growing Every Dollar for Crop Production Costs
Learn more about soil testing and cost effective fertilizer application for crop production with on Tuesday, December 1st from 5:30 pm to 8 pm at Russell Hall. Low commodity prices are predicted to continue through 2016 which means farmers are looking to trim production costs. But, Fred M. Hall, new Tarrant County Agriculture Extension Agent, shows you how to selectively maximize economic returns to fertilization expense without simply trimming overall costs. By better understanding soil testing and fertilizer application, you’ll be better informed about the maximizing fertilizer expenses without sacrificing quality crop production.
“We will take a step-by-step approach on understanding what to test for, how labs provide test results, and how to turn those results into fertilizer rates,” says Hall. Even if you already have soil testing and recommendations hired out to an agri-business, in two hours you can still gain a very good understanding of how to manage one of the top three dollar per acre expenses on your farm. Knowledge gained from this program will likely allow you to selectively reduce fertilizer costs while improving income. At the end of this two-hour workshop, you will be equipped with knowledge about the best methods for growing every dollar out of your fertilizer application and better understanding of soil testing.
5:30 pm – Registration
6 pm – Soil Testing: How to take a good Soil Sample – Fred M. Hall, TAMU Tarrant County Ag Extension Agent
6:30 pm – Maximizing Fertilizer Application Returns With Current Commodity Prices – Dr. Blake Bennett, TAMU Ag Economist
8:00 pm – Evaluations and Adjourn
To register, contact the TAMU Ag Extension office at 817.884.1945 or online. We look forward to seeing you at this very informative workshop at Russell Hall, 5708 Jacksboro Highway in Fort Worth. Registration begins at 5:30 pm and workshop starts promptly at 6pm. Please note: successful completion of this course meets the requirement for earning one (1) continuing education credit.