The Value of a Soil Test

Sep 16, 2022 | Sunrise Cooperative
Many times, when we discuss the cost of grid soil sampling farmers get hung up on the cost per acre instead of the value of the test itself. The words “cost” and “value” get mixed and the $12.50 per acre cost becomes a hurdle which is not overcome. The val...

Timing is Everything: A Comprehensive Approach to Crop Nutrition

Sep 10, 2018 | Sunrise Cooperative
Grid soil sampling has served as the standard for assessing soil fertility for the last several years. It has allowed growers to invest fertilizer dollars more effectively in comparison to dated alternatives such as composite sampling.

Managing the Application of Manure

Sep 10, 2018 | Sunrise Cooperative
With proper management, livestock manure can be a valuable resource for crop nutrients, while also protecting our environment at the same time.

Soil Testing

Sep 10, 2018 | Sunrise Cooperative
Sound nutrient management is built upon a strong soil testing program. Soil testing is a multistep process that includes the collection of representative samples from each field or zone; proper analysis of samples to determine soil pH and the levels of available nutrients; and th...