Plants grown on soil are essential for human nutrition. Plants, on the other hand, depend on soil for all their nutrients except carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen.
Guidelines and information about managing soil fertility, from the soils on your farm to the specific soil-test-based fertilizer recommendations for your crops, can be found in these publications:
Overall Nutrient Management and Fertilizers
Early fall is one of the best times to test your soil. A soil test can tell you if your lawn or garden needs critical nutrients and how much. This way, your plants and your wallet will stay healthy. You won’t waste your money applying fertilizer or lime that your plants don’t need.
STONEVILLE, Miss. -- Agricultural producers hoping for some relief from recent high fertilizer prices are not likely to find it in 2023.
Brian Mills, Mississippi State University Extension Service ag economist at the Delta Research and Extension Center in Stoneville, said fertilizer prices are expected to remain at 2022 levels.
“We do have good, high crop prices, and with high crop prices, you usually see input costs stay high and go up,” Mills said.