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close this book Soils, Crops and Fertilizer Use
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Chapter 9: Using chemical fertilizers

This chapter will give you a strong grounding in the use of chemical fertilizers. It covers these areas:

• Types and characteristics of chemical fertilizers.

• Understanding fertilizer labels.

• Fertilizers and their effect on soil pH.

• Timing and placement guidelines.

• Avoiding fertilizer burn.

• Fertilizer rate guidelines.

• Troubleshooting faulty fertilizer practices.

• Fertilizer as one part of integrated crop management.

• Extension guidelines for using chemical fertilizers.

• Fertilizer math skills.