The Fundamentals of Soils Part 2: Soil Nutrients
The second part of The Tillage Edge’s special soil series sees Professor Mike McLaughlin continue his in-depth look at soil and its functionality with nutrients.
Prof. McLaughlin discusses potash and how it can interact with soils and plants, and he also talks about nutrient uptake through the leaves, the efficiency of this process, but also the drawbacks.
Mike, originally from Antrim, has worked in Australia for many years, however, he has collaborated for over ten years on various soil projects in Teagasc.
If you missed part 1, you can listen back to that episode with him on soil make-up and chemistry.
Next week, for part three in the series, Dr Karen Daly, a Senior Research Officer in Environmental Science working in Teagasc Johnstown Castle, discusses soil analysis.
For more episodes and information from the Tillage Edge podcast go to https://www.teagasc.ie/crops/crops/the-tillage-edge-podcast/
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