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SoilFacts Related to Soil Fertility and Nutrient Management

In the table below we organized the factsheets related to Soil Fertility in three categories (Soil Fertility Management, Environmental Quality, and Waste Management). If you don’t find what you are looking for, find more in the NC State Extension Publications database.



Soil Fertility Management

North Carolina Realistic Yield Expectations and Nitrogen Fertilizer Decision Making 2020
Fertilizer Use (NC Ag Chemicals Manual) 2020
Calculating the Rate of Acidifiers to Lower the pH of North Carolina Soils 2020
Alternative Synthetic Nitrogen Fertilizer Products for Row Crop Production 2020
Starter Phosphorus Fertilizer and Additives in North Carolina Soils: Use, Placement, and Plant Response 2020
Soil Sampling Strategies for Site-Specific Field Management 2020
Selecting a Strip-Till Rig 2020
Muestrear el suelo cuidadosamente: la clave para obtener información confiable sobre el análisis de suelo 2019
Alternative Product Demonstration and Research Guidelines for Extension Agents 2019
Sulfur Fertilization of North Carolina Crops 2019
Soil Testing and Interpretation of Results for Christmas Tree Plantations 2019
Cold Injury and Boron Deficiency in Tobacco Seedlings 2019
Selecting Nitrogen Rates in North Carolina: Recent Work on Corn and Wheat 2019
A Gardener’s Guide to Soil Testing 2019
Effects of Wind-Induced Sodium Salts on Soils in Coastal Agricultural Fields 2018
Soil Acidity and Liming: Basic Information for Farmers and Gardeners 2018
Soils and Plant Nutrients 2018
Best Management Practices for Agricultural Nutrients 2017
Fertilization and Nutrient Management 2017
Best Management Practices for Agricultural Nutrients 2017
Careful Soil Sampling—The Key to Reliable Soil Test Information 2017
Improving Lawn Care and Gardening 2015
Soil pH Management for Fraser Fir Christmas Tree Production 2015
Forage Fertilization in North Carolina: Concepts and Guidelines 2015
Soil and Plant Analysis for Christmas Trees 2015
Modifying Soil for Plant Growth around Your Home 2019
Soil and Plant Analysis for Apple Trees 2015
Long-Term Tillage Effects on Corn and Soybean Yield in the Piedmont 2015
Modifying Soil for Plant Growth around Your Home 2009
How rising fertilizer prices affect optimum nitrogen rates 2009
Nutrient Removal by Crops in North Carolina 2008

Environmental Quality

Saltwater Intrusion in Agricultural Fields in Northeastern North Carolina and Potential Remediation Options 2020
Soils and Water Quality 2020
Caring for Your Lawn and the Environment 2020
Nitrogen Management and Water Quality 2019
A Gardener’s Guide to Protecting Water Quality 2019
Soil Health: What Does it Mean in North Carolina? 2018
Agricultural Nitrogen Accounting in Nutrient Impaired and Regulated River Basins: The Nitrogen Loss Estimation Worksheet Tool 2018
Agricultural Riparian Buffers 2017
Minimizing Risks of Soil Contaminants in Urban Gardens 2015
Managing Lawns and Gardens to Protect Water Quality 2015
Delineating Agriculture in the High Rock Lake Watershed 2012
Delineating Agriculture in the Neuse River Basin 2011
Delineating Agriculture in the Lake Jordan River Basin 2007
Delineating Agriculture in the Tar-Pamlico River Basin 2006
Accounting Method for Tracking Relative Changes in Agricultural Phosphorus Loading to the Tar-Pamlico River 2005
Riparian Buffers and Controlled Drainage to Reduce Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution 2002

Waste Management

Swine Manure as a Fertilizer Source 2020
Guidelines for the Commercial Application of Poultry Litter 2020
Poultry Litter as a Fertilizer Source 2020
Applying Animal Waste to Cover Crops 2020
Use of on-farm records for modifying a certified animal waste management plan 2015
Deep Soil Sampling for Nutrient Management 2014
The North Carolina Phosphorus Loss Assessment Tool (PLAT): A Guide for Technical Specialists 2014
Phosphorus Management for Land Application of Biosolids and Animal Waste 2008