Joe Dedman, Agronomist
OCTOBER HARVEST HAS BEGUN!
Yes, this has been a totally different year that farmers and the Ag industry has experienced, but of course it’s not
over yet. Harvest results are coming in and many areas are less than favorable. Yields vary from one end of the
field to the other, and that includes soybeans as well as corn. Farmers are assessing what should be done to prepare
for next season’s crop. As we reflect on this season, I think we can learn several things.
WHAT SHOULD BE OUR THINKING FOR NEXT SEASON?
Harvest lets us see the amount of residue that is still on our fields. That
residue is money from our investment this season. If we apply a residue
management program including Humi-Till, which breaks down that very
difficult corn stubble, then we will put nutrients back in the soil for next
season, allowing us to possibly reduce some of our fertilizer input costs.
Remember only a small portion of the fertilizer is broken down during a
growing season and needs microbial activity to convert it into plant food
for the crop. Humi-Till is the perfect product to use when converting
your residue into useable nutrient for next season crop.
WHAT ELSE WE CAN DO?
Many farmers are considering planting fall wheat. The wheat would provide additional income for next June and the
market futures are looking good for growing wheat. Monty’s has proven from years of research that adding Monty’s
Liquid Carbon at wheat planting increases harvest an average of 10+ bushels per acre. Between the healthy ROI, and
healthier soil, Monty’s Liquid Carbon at planting is a no-brainer.
Also, with any fall fertilization you are doing, add Humihance to obtain up to 20% increased efficiency. Our coating for
dry fertilizer buffers the salt effect of dry fertilizers and helps mineralize the fertilizer in the soil for availability next spring.
WATCH FOR HEMP GROWER MEETINGS!
Many new Hemp growers will come on board next year to join seasoned ones. Monty’s Hemp Pro line of products, starting
with Hemp Pro Starter, then Hemp Pro Early Vegetative, then Hemp Pro Late Vegetative, and finishing with
Hemp Pro Bloom and Flower, will push CBD Oil production to its maximum.
Talk to your representative today for more information.