Soil scientists define magnesium deficiency as a plant disorder that occurs most often in strongly acidic, light sandy soils.

Since strongly acidic, light and sandy are terms often used to describe the predominant agricultural soils of the Southeast, not having sufficient magnesium available to the plant can be a special problem for the region’s producers.

Determining whether your soils need more magnesium and the best way to apply it will be among the topics to be discussed during a webinar brought to you by Southeast Farm Press and Wolf Trax at 2 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Featured speaker for the Webinar will be Mark Goodwin, director of research and development for Wolf Trax, one of the country’s leading innovators in the production of micronutrients and plant nutrition products. (For more information on Wolf Trax and its products, go to http://www.wolftrax.com/.)

During the webinar, Goodwin will discuss:

• Why magnesium is important to crop growth and yield;

• How to “spark” your crop’s potential with earlier magnesium nutrition;

• A new way to apply magnesium to your crops;

• How to integrate into your fertilizer practices.

Goodwin has been active in research and product development for Wolf Trax since 2001. He coordinates the field research program, coordinates and contributes to new product development and provides technical expertise.

“With his combination of technical knowledge and superior communications skills, Mark provides tremendous value translating the benefits of Wolf Trax technology to staff, retail customers, agronomists and the research community,” a company spokesman says.

Goodwin’s professional experience includes working with farmers in Extension services as a weed scientist and oilseed agronomist, coordinating technical and demonstration field trials for the crop protection industry and as seed marketing manager for Cargill, Canada.

He is a graduate of the University of Manitoba. He and his family live in Winnipeg.

To register for and participate in the Feb. 26 webinar, go to http://bit.ly/Y6qihn.