Noel Garcia: Silica and Balanced Nutrition for Disease and Insect Control
Nutritional demands of many crops vary widely throughout the growing season. If crops are not properly fed, either from the soil or from fertilizers, they end up being malnourished, resulting in yields and quality often far below their potential. And even worse, crop malnourishment results in a stressed crop, making it vulnerable to diseases and insects requiring insecticides and fungicides — and requiring more water, making it more susceptible to drought and heat — and to hail damage and to cold (late frosts). This advisor shares lessons learned on farms across North America and reveal some miracles in crop nutrition.
(1 hour, 5 minutes, 16 seconds) Recorded at the 2016 Acres U.S.A. Conference, Omaha, Nebraska, Thursday, December 1, 2016.