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KysaSD

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Mineral levels in soils
« on: November 13, 2017, 07:06:18 am »

Cheryl found this nice map, which explains all the horse owners dealing with iron overloads.
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Re: Mineral levels in soils
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2017, 07:07:58 am »

Then I found this good map, which explains why I cannot ever have a mineral mix with added selenium, and why Ashley is recommending I purchase a mineral mix that does have selenium for her to feed the new horse she is boarding for me.
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Re: Mineral levels in soils
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2017, 07:08:32 am »

If anyone finds a map that explains Magnesium in our soils I would Le to see it.
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Re: Mineral levels in soils
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2017, 07:49:01 am »

These are great maps for soil, however, you may actually need to have your water tested also. If you have your own well, for instance, the water can be high in iron, even though the actual soil at the surface is not.
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Re: Mineral levels in soils
« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2017, 07:58:59 am »

Very true....but this is a good place to start when questioning mineral levels in hay.
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Re: Mineral levels in soils
« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2017, 03:19:44 pm »

KYSA, the selenium map is self-explanatory. Regarding the iron level map, what is the desired level of iron and what is considered an overload?
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