Terry Wyciskalla, Soy CCA Envoy from Southwest Illinois, discusses how the soil fertility needs differ between soybeans and corn. Soybeans require higher potassium levels in the soil and less phosphate. A higher pH between 6.5 and 6.8 is ideal for soybeans as well, whereas corn can still thrive on a lower soil pH. All of these factors are important for farmers to consider as they head into the 2016 growing season.
Terry Wyciskalla is an independent crop and soils consultant based out of Nashville, Illinois. He specializes in soil sampling, fertility recommendations, precision ag services and crop problem diagnoses. He serves a 12-county area throughout Illinois. He earned his 4R Nutrient Stewardship certification in 2015 and is happy to be a part of the 2016 Soy Envoy team.