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17 Essential Plant Nutrients are Easy to Remember with this Mnemonic

CHOPKiNS CaFe, Mg was once a popular mnemonic for introducing students to the list of macronutrients plants need.   Read as C. Hopkin’s café (is) Mighty Good, the statement includes symbols for 9 macronutrients plants need. The mnemonic was never perfect.  For example, iron (represented by the ‘Fe’ in CaFe) is really a micronutrient.  Plants only need a little bit of it.  Furthermore, ...

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When Do Humic Minerals Boost Livestock Nutrition?

Intro to Building Better Soils

In this week’s episode of Microbes, Minerals, and Mindsets, Caterina Platt, of Los Lunas, New Mexico, shares insights gained during 10 years raising and showing sheep and goats. Diet and mineral supplements are important for raising champions. This year, Caterina will be settting up feeding experiments to evaluate the effects of adding mineral rich humates to her feed and forage ...

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