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Digging Into Fall Moisture Conditions
Dan Davidson DTN Contributing Agronomist
Tue Sep 25, 2012 03:54 PM CDT

Every producer is hoping the tiles run at least a little next spring. In many areas, that will require a hefty recharge of the soil profile. The lingering impact drought has on soil conditions, fertility and crop potential for next year is worth keeping in mind as harvest wraps up and you consider fall field work.

HOW MUCH RAIN DO WE NEED?

As a general rule, soils can hold about 2 inch of moisture per foot or 12 inches in a 6-foot soil profile. The more clay and the better the aggregate structure of the soil, the more water it ...

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