Conservation Training

Role of Cation Exchange in Nutrient Management

January 25, 2022

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Online

Cation exchange capacity (CEC) is a basic soil concept that plays a significant role in nutrient management. Soils naturally carry a net negative charge that holds cations in an exchangeable form. In general, as clay and organic matter contents increase, so does the CEC, which means the soil can hold more total cations. This webinar will explore how CEC impacts fertilizer use and how it can help guide nutrient management decisions.