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Friday, August 1, 2014

St. Elmo area crops.

I did a septic tank investigation near St. Elmo today.  Crops between Hillsboro and Vandalia did not look bad although there was some drought stress on the high sodium soils.  East of Vandalia, some fields looked to be beyond the help of rain.  Some fields still looked good.  I was seeing potassium deficiency in the stressed fields.  You have heard me say in the past that potassium is good for drought resistance.  It showed today.  I had 1.5 inches of rain in my gauge, but that amount was not widespread.

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