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Plants have strong need for potassium

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To be profitable as a farmer, nutrient management is essential. But, what are the essential nutrients?  

Today we focus on potassium, the third symbol of the N, P, and K macronutrients that growers apply for plants to use each year.

Potassium is one of the most important macronutrients for crops. Applications are common during the mid- to late growing season. Doug Picanso, field representative for Compass Minerals Plant Nutrition, says potassium plays various roles in keeping crops healthy.

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