Resources by Rory Maguire
|Virginia No-Till Fact Sheet Series Number Three: Manure Injection||Aug 30, 2019||3011-1517|
|Nitrogen Soil Testing For Corn in Virginia||Feb 7, 2019||418-016 (SPES-64P)|
|Fertilizing Cool-Season Forages with Poultry Litter versus Commercial Fertilizer||Aug 30, 2019||418-142|
|Fertilizer Types and Calculating Application Rates||Aug 30, 2019||424-035|
|Nutrient Management for Small Farms||Dec 17, 2018||442-305 (BSE-241P)|
|Impact of Changing From Nitrogen- to Phosphorus-Based Manure Nutrient Management Plans||Aug 30, 2019||442-310|
|Sources of Lime for Acid Soils in Virginia||
Acid soil limits crop yields on many Virginia farms. This soil acidity can be directly toxic to plants, but more often it reduces the plants' efficiency at nutrient utilization.
|Aug 9, 2019||452-510 (SPES-158P)|
|Explanation of Soil Tests||
The accompanying Soil Test Report will help you assess your plant's need for fertilizer and lime.
|Dec 7, 2018||452-701 (SPES-75NP)|
|Soil Test Note #2 - Field Crops||
Most Virginia soils are acidic and require lime applications at three- to five-year intervals. Maintaining the correct soil pH has several benefits, such as encouraging healthy root development and making sure nutrients in the soil are available to the plant. For example, low pH can cause aluminum toxicity and can decrease phosphorus availability.
|Sep 9, 2019||452-702 (CSES-100P)|
|Soil Test Note No.3 - Liming and Fertilization of Cool-Season Forage Crops||Aug 30, 2019||452-703|
|Soil Test Note 5: Fertilizing With Manures||Aug 30, 2019||452-705|
|Laboratory Procedures: Virginia Tech Soil Testing Laboratory||
The procedures for soil analysis used in the Soil Testing Laboratory were established in the early 1950s A routine test, consisting of eleven separate analyses, is performed on all samples.
|Mar 18, 2019||452-881 (SPES-91P)|
|Manure Injection in No-Till and Pasture Systems||Mar 27, 2018||CSES-22P (SPES-5P)|
|Importance of Farm Phosphorus Mass Balance and Management Options||
Phosphorus is a naturally occurring element that is one of 16 elements essential for plant growth and animal health. Research has documented that applying phosphorus in fertilizers or manure increases crop growth and yield on soils that are below critical agronomic levels, as measured during routine soil testing. Although the economic benefits of phosphorus fertilization on crop production are well-documented, too much of a good thing can be detrimental to the environment. Excessive soil phosphorus is a potential threat to water quality.
|Feb 21, 2020||CSES-98P(SPES-178P)|
|Soil Sampling Instructions for the Farm||Jun 6, 2019||SPES-141|
|Managing Phosphorus Balance on Virginia Dairy Farms||Mar 15, 2021||SPES-278NP|
|Lime: Common Soil Additives to Raise Soil pH in Virginia||Feb 16, 2021||SPES-298NP|
|Soil Test Note No. 22: Small Fruits for Home Use||Oct 18, 2021||SPES-363NP|
|Building Healthy Soil with Best Management Practices||Oct 18, 2022||SPES-408P|
|VCE AG Today: Understanding Soil Test Reports||Apr 9, 2021||VCE-1027-43NP|