Maximize crop yield and quality, minimize fertilizer input costs, and protect the environment by implementing a nutrient management plan. Consider the following elements:
The salinity of the soil should also factor into your nutrient management plan. Particularly salty soils are likely to reduce the yield of your barley crop. While barley is more tolerant of salt than other cereal crops, the presence of salt is one indicator of soil drainage problems.
Consider the following nutrients and micronutrients when making your nutrient management plan.