Knowledge Center | Koch Agronomic Services
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What Does Soil Health Mean to You?
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By definition from the United State Department of Agriculture, soil health is the continued capacity of soil to function as a vital living ecosystem that sustains plants, animals and humans. But to many, soil health goes further than that.

For growers, soil is the foundation of their operations. The fact is maintaining this intricate balance that makes up soil health practices must be taken into careful consideration to preserve the soil’s ecosystem, which includes nutrients, water, oxygen, organic matter and microbes. 

Maintaining soil health means assessing best practices and how those choices will impact things like soil organic matter, structure and depth. One practice being crop nutrient applications. Implementing the 4Rs of nutrient stewardship not only benefit crops during the growing season, but ultimately long-term soil health.


Applying the right source of nutrients at the right rate, time and place boosts a cropping system’s productivity while maintaining soil health and optimizing nutrient use efficiency. – 4R Nutrient Stewardship


Utilizing a urease or nitrification inhibitor can help ensure nitrogen is ready for plant uptake by protecting against loss via volatilization, leaching and denitrification, while also aligning with the 4R Nutrient Stewardship recommendation.

Learn how KAS nutrient efficiency solutions can help growers protect and maintain their operational foundations here.    

The guidelines for the 4R principles are endorsed and supported by the International Plant Nutrition Institute, The Fertilizer Institute, The Canadian Fertilizer Institute, and the International Fertilizer Industry Association. Learn more at:

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The Field Notes podcast series from Koch Agronomic Services (Koch) will break down the science and technology behind agronomy to help growers do more with less. Crop science experts and others in the agriculture industry will discuss topics ranging from nitrogen loss and soil health to ways growers can increase operational efficiencies.
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Nitrogen is one of the most critical nutrients for a corn crop and plays a large role in plant growth, development and yield potential. Depending on several environmental factors, nitrogen can be lost to from the rooting zone of the crop which can lead to a nitrogen deficiency.
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