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Great Montana Ag Rally Phase 1 W1:S1 Fundamental Agronomy, Alan Blaylock, Nutrien
Many Montana soils have adequate potassium. So why should I consider potash? Potash
commonly refers to potassium chloride. Chloride is also an essential plant nutrient for which
cereals have a particularly high requirement. Great Plains soils are typically low in chloride
unless potash has been applied. Past research has identified significant responses to
chloride fertilization. Some of the pioneering work on chloride nutrition occurred at Montana
State Univ. Are there areas of Montana that may also respond to potassium? The
presentation looks back at the chloride story and current potash needs.

Dec 1, 2020 09:00 AM in Mountain Time (US and Canada)

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Alan Blaylock
Senior Agronomist @Nutrien
Dr. Alan Blaylock earned a Ph.D. in Soil Fertility from Iowa State Univ (1989) and BS and MS degrees in Agronomy from Brigham Young Univ. He has supported marketing, sales, and product development for Nutrien since joining in 1996 and has managed research and education programs in key global markets, such as No. America, Europe, and China. He joined Nutrien (formerly Agrium) after serving as Extension Soils Specialist at University of Wyoming. Alan has served numerous regional and national committees, and as chair of multiple divisions in the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) and Soil Science Society of America (SSSA). He was recognized in 2018 by SSSA with the Soil Science Industry and Professional Leadership Award and in 2010 by ASA with the Agronomic Industry Award. Alan is a recognized expert in the fertilizer industry on various nutrient management topics and has spoken on nutrient management at numerous national and international conferences.