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Applying Biosolids on Land in MIchigan

Biosolids are solid, semisolid and liquid residues generated during the treatment of sanitary sewage, or domestic sewage, in treatment works treating domestic sewage.

Potential Benefits with Land Application, Potential Concerns with Land Application, Regulations on Utilizing Biosolids, Nutrient Management, Biosolids Quality.

6 pages, Reprint



Cover Crop Choices for Michigan

Cover crops have many purposes, Nitrogen management, Erosion control,  mproving soil quality, Weed suppression, Insect management, Pastures, Cover crops can be established in several ways, Overseeding, Frost seeding, Drilling and planting, Aerial or highboy seeding, Managing cover crops, Identifying the best time and place for a cover crop, Cover crop solutions for challenging situations, Short time before primary crop is planted to establish a cover crop, Insufficient water, growing cover crops under cold conditions, Intermittently flooded or saturated soil, Soil pH that is too acid or too alkaline, Degraded soil that is low in fertility and organic matter

4 pages



Fertilizer Recommendations for Vegetable Crops in Michigan
Nutrient Management and Water Quality, Soil Sampling, Soil Testing,  Basis for Recommendations, Soil Acidity and Liming, Major Nutrients, Secondary Nutrients, Micronutrients for Mineral and Organic Soils, Foliar Nutrient Applications, Using Animal Manures and Other Organic Materials, Suggested Fertilizer Management on Mineral soils, Asparagus (crown production), Asparagus (new planting), Asparagus (established planting), Lima Beans, Snap Beans, Carrots, Horseradish, Parsnip, Table Beets, Rutabagas,  Broccoli, Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower, Sweet Corn, Cucumbers, Muskmelons, Watermelons, Peas, Peppers,  Radishes, Turnips, Tomatoes,  Rhubarb,  Market Gardens, Suggested Fertilizer Management on Organic Soils, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Carrots, Parsnips, Celery, Onions,  Peppermint, Spearmint, Potatoes, Sweet Corn, Table Beets, Swiss Chard, Radishes, Turnips, Rutabagas, Grass Sod, Plant Tissue Analysis

28 pages



Land Use Area of Expertise Team

Teams of Extension specialists, field staff and others around specific topics producing training, publications and research.



Lime for Michigan Soils

What is soil acidity?, What is lime?, Benefits of lime, Measuring lime needs, How and when to lime, Crop guidelines, Lime materials compared, Rate of reaction, Lime suspension, Dolomitic Limestone, Calcitic Limestone, Marl and Refuse Lime, Lime loss from soil, Effect of fertilizers, Michigan lime law

6 pages, reprinted 1993



N-P-K Fertilizers

Fertilizer Types, Characteristics and Uses, Nitrogen Fertilizers, Phosphate Fertilizers, Potassium Fertilizers

6 pages Reprint



N-P-K Fertilizers 1

Fertilizer Types, Characteristics and Uses, Nitrogen Fertilizers, Phosphate Fertilizers, Potassium Fertilizers

6 pages Reprint



Phosphorus and Potassium Maintenance Fertilizer Recommendations

Michigan State University Extension
Michigan State University
Extension Bulletin E1342

M.L. Vitosh and D.D. Warncke, Department of Crop and Soil Sciences
Issued October 1979   2 pages  (Fil. 1)  

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations. For current recommendations contact your local Extension Office.



Sampling Soils for Fertilizer & Lime Recommendations

Sample uniform areas, Soil sampling tools, Sample collection, When to sample and test, Frequency of sampling, Intense soil sampling, Crop management history, Soil sampling summary

4 pages, Revised



Secondary & Micronutrients for Vegetable & Field Crops
Extent of Secondary and Micronutrients, Identifying Problem Areas, Secondary and Micronutrient Fertilizers, Michigan Fertilizer Law, Calcium,  Magnesium, Sulfur, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Boron, Molybdenum, Foliar Application of Secondary and Micronutrients

20 pages Reprint 1998



Soil Survey Reports Farm Management

MSU Extension Service
Michigan State University
Extension Bulletin e1588

G. Lemme, formerly at MSU; currently with South Dakota State University. and W. Cook, Retired; MSU Contact: D. Mokma, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences
Issued February 1982 4 pages (Fil. 1)

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations. For current information contact your local Michigan Extension offices.



Soil Survey Reports Recreational and Wildlife Management

MSU Extension Service
Michigan State University
Extension Bulletin e1589

G. Lemme, formerly at MSU; currently with South Dakota State University. and W. Cook, Retired; MSU Contact: D. Mokma, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences
Issued February 1982 4 pages (Fil. 1)

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations. For current information contact your local Michigan Extension offices.



Soil Survey Reports Residential Development

MSU Extension Service
Michigan State University
Extension Bulletin e1587

G. Lemme, formerly at MSU; currently with South Dakota State University. and W. Cook, Retired; MSU Contact: D. Mokma, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences
Issued February 1982 4 pages (Fil. 1)

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations. For current information contact your local Michigan Extension offices.



Soil Survey Reports Using Available Information

MSU Extension Service
State University
Extension Bulletin e1586

G. Lemme, formerly at MSU; currently with South Dakota State University. and W. Cook, Retired; MSU Contact: D. Mokma, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences
Issued February 1982 6 pages (Fil. 1)

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations. For current information contact your local Michigan Extension offices.

 



Soil Survey Reports Woodland Management

MSU Extension Service
Michigan State University
Extension Bulletin e1590

G. Lemme, formerly at MSU; currently with South Dakota State University. and W. Cook, Retired; MSU Contact: D. Mokma, Dept. of Crop and Soil Sciences
Issued February 1982 4 pages (Fil. 1)

Archive copy of bulletin. Do not use for current recommendations. For current information contact your local Michigan Extension offices.



Steps to Successful No-till Establishment of Forages
No-till seeding means planting forage crops directly into a field with no additional tillage performed after harvesting the previous crop (usually corn, soybean or small grain). No-till seeding also encompasses methods to renovate and/or  reseed pastures without tillage.

Carbon sequestration, Alfalfa Autotoxicity Considerations, Drills and Drill Components for No-till Establishment of Forages, Furrow Openers, Depth Adjustments for Coulters and Openers, Press Wheels, Weed Management, No-till Seeding into Existing Pastures, Seeding Dates, Seeding Rates and Species, Drill Calibration, Soil Testing and Fertilizer Requirements, Insect Control, Managing the New Seeding

16 pages



Utilizing Biosolids on Agricultural Land

Biosolids Management Options in Michigan, Landfilled, Surface disposal, Incineration, Land application, Other beneficial uses, Summary, Process of Biosolids Production, Potential Concerns with Land Application, Parasites and pathogens, Heavy metals and trace elements, Organic contaminants, Salts, Radioactive materials, Public acceptability, Regulations on Utilizing Biosolids, Part 503 risk assessment, Pollutant limits, Lifetime biosolids applications, Pathogen reduction, Vector attraction reduction, Organic pollutants, Nutrients, Wildlife and endangered species, Monitoring frequency and state rule prohibition, Additional regulatory restrictions required by Part 24 Rules, Biosolids Quality, Nutrient Value of Biosolids, Nitrogen in biosolids, Phosphorus, potassium and other plant nutrients in biosolids, Establishing and Managing Successful, Biosolids Land Application Programs, Site selection and land availability, Determining agronomic rates for biosolids applications, Biosolids application, Monitoring program, References

32 pages Reprint



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