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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Applying Hardwood Chips to Cropland

The June 30 Derecho windstorm downed thousands of trees in South Jersey. Our area received a federal disaster declaration and crews are clearing trees and chipping.
Jersey's Outer Coastal Plain soils can benefit from hardwood chip application. However, understanding the best methods for soil quality improvement while avoiding crop nutrient deficiencies is important when utilizing hardwood chips. Find out how.
Farm Calls: Growers Ask for Recommendations on Applying Hardwood Chips to Cropland
-Rick VanVranken & Jack Rabin