Playing a vital role in soil structure and health, soil amendments help grow the best crops possible maximizing your yields
Dry soil amendments play a vital role in soil structure, health, and production. A well-balanced, healthy soil is a great foundation for growing the best crops possible and maximizing your yields. Just like with great foliar and fertigation programs, a good amendment program begins with properly taking and analyzing soil samples to determine what combination of amendments will foster the healthiest soil. An application of compost can help to improve your soil structure, water retention, provide a healthy rhizosphere for beneficial microbes, and help to buffer against toxic salts. Other products such as sulfur and lime can aid in adjusting the pH to optimum levels allowing your crops to flourish and your yields to increase. Another product that should be a staple in most farmer’s amendment programs is gypsum. Gypsum is a great source of calcium and sulfur which are both considered the most important elements for plant growth after Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Potassium. Gypsum can also help to improve water infiltration and help to buffer against salts that are a common problem throughout much of California’s fertile growing regions, especially the central valley. Every soil profile is different so give San Joaquin Fertilizer a call today and have one of our professionals help guide you toward the healthiest soil for your farm.
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