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24 Jul Rhea County Fair 2015

The corn on the left side was treated with 12.5 lbs of Grasshopper’s 42-0-0. As you can see in the pictures, this corn is 8-12” inches taller and also has a darker green color. The corn on the right was treated with UAN 32-0-0 (advised and...

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24 Jul Tobacco in North Carolina

We used Grasshopper’s 10-52-2 in our Tobacco transplant water. In the picture, you can see where we ran out of transplant water. The rows on the left are greener and at least 1’ taller. Since this picture was taken, we applied Grasshopper’s 30-8-10. We will report...

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24 Jul Food Plots – Jackson County, AR

Food plots planted on 9/22/14 Variety: Eagle Seed Fall Blend Mix Application: 2X Grasshopper 19-19-19 @ 12.5 lbs per acre with Transporter. It was very dry when planting. Received 1/2” of rain from 9/22/14 to 10/30/14. Very impressed with these food plots! Dr. Frank Love, Jackson County, AR ...

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26 Jun Weekly Fertilizer Review

Patience may lower nitrogen costs Byrce Knorr Published on: June 26, 2015 Growers scrambling to find nitrogen for applications disrupted by flooding are facing higher prices as June ends. But there's hope costs could begin to head lower soon if rallying crop prices don't upset potential for...

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18 Sep U.S. Seasonal Drought Outlook

Published by the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center     Latest Seasonal Assessment - During the past 30-days, much of the Four Corners region experienced a continuation of robust monsoon conditions along with beneficial precipitation, while other areas received subnormal precipitation. The Pacific Northwest, most of California, and...

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06 Jan Feeding Cows for Cold Weather

January 6, 2014 By: Steve Tonn, UNL Extension Educator The cold blast we had in December makes us think there is more cold weather ahead. When feeding cows we need to consider the effect of weather conditions. Dr. Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist,...

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12 Dec Agriculture, Navy Secretaries Promote U.S. Military Energy Independence with ‘Farm-to-Fleet’

  December 12th, 2013 Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus today announced the U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Navy's joint "Farm-to-Fleet" venture will now make biofuel blends part of regular, operational fuel purchase and use by the military. The announcement incorporates...

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10 Dec Importance of Liming

ETX Drive Illustrates Why You Really Need a Soil Test Analysis finds huge variations for pH in soils By HUGH SOAPE Gregg County Extension Agent The results of the recent Gregg-Upshur County Soil Test Drive has confirmed what I have been trying to tell folks for a long time:...

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10 Dec Report Shows Value of Seed Treatments

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 A recent report released by CropLife Foundation (CLF), a U.S. trade association representing the major manufacturers, formulators and distributors of crop protection and pest control products, highlights the role of modern seed treatments, primarily fungicides and insecticides. "The Role of Seed Treatment in...

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30 Nov U.S. Monthly Drought Outlook

Published by the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center Released November 30, 2013 Latest Monthly Assessment - The December 2013 Drought Outlook is based on initial conditions, short and medium range forecasts, the CPC updated monthly outlooks for temperature and precipitation, and climatology. During the first...

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29 Jun Winnsboro, TX Bermuda Grass

1st Field - No Fertilizer 2nd Field - Chicken Litter (2 tons/acre) 3rd Field - Grasshopper 30-8-10 at 12.5 lbs/acre The field that had 30-8-10 applied is ready to be cut while the other fields still have a long way to go. The grasshoppers (insects, not fertilizer) have...

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26 Jun Texas Tough Bermuda Grass

We planted Texas Tough earlier this spring. We applied Mojo K20 after we worked the ground for pH adjustment and to supplement potash. Once the grass was 6-8" tall, we applied Grasshopper 19-19-19. Within 2 months after planting, this Texas Tough has established a great...

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07 May NC Corn May 4, 2013

Scouting corn this morning. Sending pictures of where we started. Planted: April 12, 2013 Variety: Pioneer HR 1739 Poncho 1250 & Vitivo Grasshopper 10-52-2 as in furrow popup Population : 34,000ppa Soil : sandy loam See the three pictures below. Taken on May 4, 2013. ...

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08 Feb Texas Ranch Wins Environmental Award

from AgWeb, February 8, 2013 Gary and Sue Price, 77 Ranch, Blooming Grove, Texas, are the national winner of the NCBA Environmental Stewardship Award Program. The award, presented during the 2013 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show, recognizes the family’s outstanding environmental stewardship of...

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07 Feb Ohio State Specialist: Immigration Reform Would Benefit Ag, But Some Producers See Downsides

Growing Georgia, February 7th, 2013 Ohio agricultural producers who employ Latino immigrant workers would favor comprehensive immigration reform for several reasons, says an Ohio State University Extension specialist on agricultural labor.  Francisco Espinoza, coordinator of OSU Extension's Agriculture and Horticulture Labor Education Program, said effective reform would...

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24 Jan The Impact of Corn in 2013

Source: Farmgate blog January 24, 2013 Your planting decision may already have been made and the seed ordered. Whether that is the case or not, will you be planting more corn? Corn is more profitable per acre than soybeans, and more profitable than most cropping rotations...

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24 Jan Basic strategies help deal with rising fertilizer prices

Alabama modifies corn recommendations Paul Hollis, Southeast Farm Press, January 24, 2013 While the state of Alabama has modified its corn nitrogen recommendations this year to reflect “anticipated yields,” the basics of fertilization still apply, says Charles Mitchell, Auburn University Extension agronomist. “There are basic strategies for dealing...

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21 Jan House ag committee chairman says Direct Payments will be made as authorized in farm bill extension

Agriculture secretary not so sure Jan. 21, 2013 From the National Cotton Council House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas (R-Okla.) has emphatically stated that Direct Payments (DPs) authorized in the farm bill extension will be made. Agriculture Secretary Vilsack has not been as certain. In several recent public statements,...

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17 Jan Why Soybeans Can Trump Corn

Gene Johnston 01/17/2013 Agriculture.com Most farmers who know their numbers say it costs $100 to $250 less per acre to grow a soybean crop, compared to corn. Even then, most Midwestern budgets favor growing corn where possible. That’s because 180-bushel corn at $5 per bushel is $900...

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10 Jan Hay – Texas July 2012

Here are pictures of my klein grass. The pictures represent the grass for the 4th cut this year. 1st cut was rye 2nd was rye/klein 3rd was klein 4th will be cutting in a week. Fertilized with 30-8-10 on the first three cuts. 4th grass crop we used 19-19-19. Fertilized July 2...

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13 Nov The 50-Year Farm Bill

Wendell Berry --  November 13, 2012 --  The Atlantic Magazine For the past three years, the author and his longtime collaborator Wes Jackson of the Land Institute have been advocating for this long-term solution to America's land "emergency." At a recent James Beard conference in New...

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09 Nov USDA Releases Enhanced Energy Website

November 9th, 2012 In January 2012, USDA launched its brand new Energy Web site. The site contains agricultural, economic, and social data on renewable energy to assist stakeholders, public users, state and local government in identifying opportunities, activities and USDA's projects in renewable energy. The Energy Web...

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09 Nov Survey Shows Consumers, Growers Confident World Can Be Fed With Responsible Production Practices

Growing Georgia Magazine                                   Friday, November 9th, 2012 A majority of consumers and growers agree that modern agriculture can achieve two critical goals simultaneously: - Feed the world's growing population, - While demonstrating responsible stewardship. More than 80 percent of the growers and nearly 70 percent of the consumers who...

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01 Nov Saving soil moisture

By John Walter/Agriculture.com 11/1/2012 In a postdrought year, soil moisture will take center stage for many farmers as they look ahead to next season. But in most years during a normal growing season, farmers experience soil moisture shortages through annual short-term droughts, according to Harold van...

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21 Sep Stabenow committed to farm bill

Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., said Sept. 20 that she will “do everything possible” to get a new farm bill finished in the lame duck session, despite House leadership’s unwillingness to bring the bill to the House floor. By: Jerry Hagstrom, Agweek WASHINGTON — Senate...

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21 Sep A world at war over water

Commentary: A world at war over water? It could happen… Mike Barnett, Texas Farm Bureau  |   September 19, 2012 Editor's note: The following commentary was written by Mike Barnett, Director of Publications for the Texas Farm Bureau and was originally posted on the Texas Agriculture Talks website. Earth...

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30 Aug BioNitrogen announces three-year gasification agreement

Posted August 24, 2012 in AgProfessional Magazine See Post BioNitrogen Corporation, a company that utilizes proprietary technology to build environmentally-friendly plants that convert biomass into urea fertilizer, announced that it has signed a three-year, non-exclusive agreement with PRM Energy Systems, Inc. (“PRME”) to build gasification units for...

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30 Aug BioNitrogen secures property for urea plant

Posted February 22, 2012 in AgProfessional Magazine See Post BioNitrogen Corp., a developer of revolutionary patent-pending technology for converting renewable and abundant biomass waste into high-nitrogen urea and urea fertilizer, announced it has secured a 49-acre parcel of land to construct the company's inaugural plant in Lubbock,...

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30 Aug Seasonal fertilizer prices

Posted January 6, 2012 in Farm Industry News See Post Graphs presented here show monthly fertilizer prices beginning in the fall prior to planting through spring and summer. From fall 2008 though summer 2011, prices generally decreased from fall through spring. This decreasing pattern exists primarily because...

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30 Aug Transforming ag waste into urea fertilizer

Posted January 25, 2012 in AgProfessional Magazine See Post BioNitrogen Corp. officially launched its commercial website today positioning itself to become a global, mass manufacturer of high-quality, urea fertilizer. Utilizing patent-pending technology, the company is able to convert biomass waste - from household garbage to plant stalks...

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25 Sep Liming and pH

Published in The Ohio State University Extension Bulletin 760 Jay W. Johnson and Don Myers 1. How long does it take for lime to work? The length of time that it takes for lime to neutralize soil acidity depends upon the type of lime used. Liming materials differ...

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25 Sep Lime Use for Soil Acidity Management

Published by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension, Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, March 2003 Soil acidity can reduce crop production by directly affecting roots and changing the availability of essential nutrients and toxic elements. Liming can neutralize soil acidity, but several factors can affect the...

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26 Aug Texas Ag Commissioner Launches Newly Updated Hay Hotline to Find Forage, Save Herds for Drought-Stricken Ranchers

Posted on Aug 26, 2011 in AG WEB August 26, 2011 By: Dairy Today Editors Hay Hotline to offer hay pricing, listings for donated forage, transportation information and available grazing lands. Source: Texas Department of Agriculture AUSTIN — As the worst one-year drought in Texas history continues to scorch the state and...

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23 Aug Initiative to build “weather-ready” nation

Posted on Aug 18, 2011 in Southeast Farm Press Initiative to build “weather-ready” nation From the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration Aug. 18, 2011 9:19am NOAA is launching a comprehensive initiative to build a “Weather-ready” nation to make America safer by saving more lives andprotecting livelihoods as communities across the...

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23 Aug Ag Secretary & Ag Chair Highlight Importance of Ag Research

Posted on Aug 23, 2011 in Farm Futures Ag Secretary & Ag Chair Highlight Importance of Ag Research Productivity increases won't continue without research. Compiled by staff Published: Aug 23, 2011 Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Senate Agriculture Chair Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., met with community leaders, farmers and ranchers in Michigan...

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23 Aug Manganese Deficiency in Soybeans?

Manganese Deficiency In Soybeans? Experts Advise Foliar Application Source: Purdue University, Corn and Soybean Digest Apr. 22, 2009 2:21pm Corn and Soybean Digest If a field is suspected to be manganese deficient, farmers should randomly collect 30-40 top most fully expanded trifoliate leaves in the suspected area and send...

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17 Aug Texas Drought Prompts Culling

Posted on Aug 17, 2011 in The Progressive Farmer Texas Drought Prompts Culling Ranchers Face Few Options With No Forage Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor Wed Aug 17, 2011 08:51 AM CDT AMARILLO, Texas (DTN) -- Cowboys at the Amarillo Livestock Auction spent the morning sorting old mama cows...

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11 Aug Too Much of a Good Thing

Farmers all across this great land of ours have been enjoying record yields using Grasshopper Fertilizer -- the absolute best foliar fertilizer money can buy.  We appreciate your continued business and fabulous testimonials. Spray responsibly.  Don't let your crops drink too much. Public Safety Announcement...

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08 Aug Foliar Fertilization on Citrus

Foliar NPK Sprays enhance fruit set and yields on Citrus Dr. L.G. Albrigo and Dr. J.P. Syversten, Citrus Research & Education Center, University of Florida The Fluid Journal 2001 published by the Fluid Fertilizer Foundation Foliar NPK on Citrus For more research studies go to Research For product information go...

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08 Aug Foliar Fertilization Bumps Potato Yields in Northwest

Foliar Fertilization Bumps Potato Yields in Northwest Dr. Larry K. Hiller, Dept. of Horticulture & Landscape Architecture Washington State University The Fluid Journal 1995 published by the Fluid Fertilizer Foundation Foliar Fertilization Bumps Potato Yields For more research studies go to Research For product information go to Products Find your Local Dealer ORDER...

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08 Aug Effect of Foliar Fertilizers on Tomato

Effect of Foliar Application of Water Soluble Fertilizers on Growth, Yield and Quality of Tomato S.N.S. Chaurasia, K.P. Singh, Mathuri Rai - Indian Inst. of Vegetable Research, Varanasi, India Sri Lankan . Agric. Sci. Vol 42 2005 Effect of Foliar Fertilizers on Tomato For more research studies go to...

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08 Aug Foliar Fertilzation of Melon

Foliar Fertilization:  Improving the Human Wellness Attributes of Melon (2005) G.E. Lester and J.L. Jifon,  Subtropical Agricultural Research Center U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Texas A & M University, Weslaco, Texas Foliar Fertilization of Melon For more research studies go to Research For product information go to Products Find your Local Dealer ORDER...

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05 Aug Foliar Applications of Manganese

"Foliar applications of manganese are generally more economical and effective than soil applications." Joseph R. Heckman, PhD, Extension Specialist in Soil Fertility Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Rutgers University, New Jersey Manganese - Needs of Soils and Crops in New Jersey For more research studies go to Research For product information go...

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05 Aug Foliar Fertilization of Golf Greens

Fertilizing Golf Greens Haibo Liu, PhD, Bert McCarty PhD, Wes Totten and Christian Baldwin Department of Horticulture, Clemson University CAROLINA GREENS (2006 ) the official publication of the CGCSA Fertilizing Golf Greens For more research studies go to Research For product information go to Products Find your Local Dealer ORDER INFO...

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05 Aug Effects of Nutrient Foliar Spray

Effects of Nutrient Foliar Spray on Soybean Growth and Yield in S.W. Nigeria Odeleye F. O.,  O. M. O. Odeleye,  M.O.  Animashaun Dept. of Crop Protection and Environmental Biology, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria Effects of Nutrient Foliar Spray For more research studies go to Research For product information go...

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05 Aug Using an Adjuvant with Foliar Potassium Nitrate

Using and Adjuvant with Foliar Potassium Nitrate on Cotton by Roland K. Roberts, Justin M. Gersman and Donald D. Howard The Journal of Cotton Science (1999) Using an Adjuvant with Foliar Potassium Nitrate For more research studies go to Research For product information go to Products Find your Local Dealer ORDER INFO...

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27 Jul Foliar Potassium Fertilization of Cotton

Research paper authored by D.M. Oosterhuis, Altheimer Laboratory, University of Arkansas Foliar potassium fertilization of cotton D.M. Oosterhuis From "Frontiers in Potassium Nutrition", a publication which includes papers from a 1996 symposium sponsored by PPI-PPIC and the American Society of Agronomy. For more research studies go to Research For...

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25 Jul Futurist takes on ag trends

Posted on July 25, 2011 in Agriculture.com by DANIEL LOOKER Business Editor In a world that is wealthier than ever before, and in a nation with more disposable income, the next generation of farmers will have more opportunities than ever. That’s the take home message of New Mexico State University...

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22 Jul Foliar Feeding — Totten and McCarty

This article appeared in GROUNDS MAINTENANCE Magazine. http://grounds-mag.com/mag/grounds_maintenance_foliar_feeding/ Foliar Feeding By Wesley Totten and Bert McCarty, Clemson University Fertilization exists to supply essential nutrients to plants to achieve desired color, growth and pest resistance. As the demands of the turf are increased from lower mowing ...

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21 Jul Many people erroneously think that plants draw their food from soil.

This article appeared in Grounds Maintenance Magazine. http://grounds-mag.com/mag/chapter_10_fertility/ Fertility Many people erroneously think that plants draw their food from soil. In reality, plants manufacture their own food through photosynthesis in their green tissue. Soil provides most of the raw materials—mineral nutrients—that plants use as components for the food...

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20 Jul Soil versus Foliar Fertilizer Application

This article appeared in Washington State University's Growers' Resources and Orchard Management Forum. http://hort.tfrec.wsu.edu/ WSU-TFREC Orchard Management Forum Soil versus Foliar Fertilizer Application Guy Witney, WSU Extension, 400 Washington, Wenatchee There has been a great proliferation of foliar fertilizers on the agricultural chemical market in recent years. ...

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22 Apr Effect of Foliar Sprays on Pears

Effect of Foliar Sprays on Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium Distribution in Fruits of the Pear Maciej Gastol and Iwona Domagala-Swiatkiewicz, Agricultural University in Cracow, Poland Journal of Fruit and Ornamental Plant Research Vol. 14 2006 Effect of Foliar Fertilzation on Pears For more research studies go to Research For product...

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09 Dec Vegetables

Foliar Fertilization Bumps Potato Yields in Northwest Fluid Journal Vegetative Growth and Chemical Constituents Journal of American Science View Html EFFECTS OF FOLIAR FERTILIZERS ON YIELD AND SOME CHARACTERISTICS OF PROCESSING TOMATO International Society for Horticultural Science View Html Foliar...

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09 Dec Efficiency of Foliar Sprays on Olives

Factors influencing the efficiency of foliar sprays of monopotassium phosphate in the olive. International Journal of Plant Production (2010) Diego Barranco et al Department of Agronomy, University of Cordoba, Spain Efficiency of Foliar Sprays on Olives For more research studies go to Research For product information go to Products Find your Local...

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09 Dec Grapes

This article was published in Ohio State University Extension's Bulletin 2005Midwest Grape Production Guide Fertilization Grapes, like other crops, require adequate supplies of all essential plant nutrients for optimum growth and yield. Most soils contain adequate or near-adequate quantities of all nutrients. Nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium, magnesium, and...

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08 Dec Effect of Foliar Fertilization on Olive Trees

Effect of Mineral, Bio-NPK Soil Applications of Young Olive Trees and Foliar Fertilization on Leaf and Shoot Chemical Composition Osman, S.M., Desert Research Center, Cairo, Egypt Research Journal of Agriculture and Biological Sciences( 2010) Effect of Foliar Fertilzation on Olive Trees For more research studies go to Research For product...

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08 Dec Grass Hay SR41

2008 Grass Hay Study – Rye Grass Crop: Rye Grass Test Plot Location: Sharp Ranch Hagansport, TX Soil Type: Gumbo, Sand Planting Methods: NA Agronomists, Crop Scouts, Facilitators or Witnesses: Mr. John Minoletti Mr. G.W. Sharp Objective: The objective of this result demonstration was to measure the yield and quality of the rye grass when Grasshopper Fertilizer...

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08 Dec EXCEL Test HS928

2009 Excel Test HS928 Crop: Bermuda Grass Test Plot Location: Sharp Ranch Hagansport, TX Soil Type: Gumbo, Sand Planting Methods: NA Agronomists, Crop Scouts, Facilitators or Witnesses: Mr. G.W. Sharp Mr. J.E. Minoletti Objective: The objective of this result demonstration was to measure the quality and root development of Bermuda Grass when treated with...

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08 Dec Bermuda Grass TX AM

2009 Soil Fertility Comparison Study in Bermuda Grass Pastures Conducted by: Texas AgriLife Extension Service County Agents for: Wood, Rains, Smith, Upshur, and Van Zandt Counties and Extension Forage Specialist in Overton Summary: Fertilizers have been proven to be an effective method to increase forage yields and nutrient value...

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08 Dec Improved Boll Development

Grasshopper for Improved Boll Development, Lint Quality & Yield Foliar applied Grasshopper Potassium Nitrate improves drought tolerance, stress resistance and cotton’s overall nutritional status, which results in improved ball development, lint quality, yield, and consequently higher farmer’s income! Roles of NO₃ and K in cotton The small...

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08 Dec Excel Dunn Rice

Data Collected by the University of Missouri Subject: Effect of Excel on Dunn Rice Yields from the Rice Trial: Treatment Bu/Acre Increase Check 147 0 Excel 8 oz 157 6.8% Excel 16 oz 161 9.5% Excel 32 oz 154 4.7% 60 lbs TSP* 155 5.4% 30 lbs TSP + Excel 8 oz 160 8.8% LSD 0.05 7.6 CV% 3.4 TSP = Triple Super Phosphate The above table is the data of the Excel Rice trial...

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30 Oct Def

Description: As the standard by which other defoliants are measured, Def Emulsifiable Cotton Defoliant works in a wide range of environmental conditions and offers excellent wash-off resistance. read more ...

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30 Oct Avail

Description: “…the most important fertilizer investment in 30 years.” Developed in SFP laboratories, AVAIL has become known as “the most important fertilizer advancement in 30 years.” By freeing your phosphorus fertilizer from fixation, AVAIL’s patented technology keeps phosphorus ready and available to your crops when they need it,...

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07 Oct Herbicide

Garlon 3A Vol. Price: Call Vol. Price: Call Description: Vegetation managers and foresters use Garlon® 3A herbicide to control unwanted weeds, brush and trees beneath electrical power lines, along railroad beds, roadsides, pipelines, in forestry and wildlife openings, including grazed areas on these sites. Garlon 3A contains the active ingredient triclopyr. Product...

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07 Oct Herbicide

Fusilade Vol. Price: Call Vol. Price: Call Description: A selective postemergent herbicide, Fusilade II turf and ornamental herbicide controls a long list of both perennial and annual grass weeds in a variety of turf and landscape areas. Extremely fast and effective, Fusilade II can be applied over-the-top or as a directed...

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07 Oct Herbicide

Escort Vol. Price: Call Vol. Price: Call Description: Escort® XP is a selective herbicide used at low use rates to control noxious weeds, brush and problem broadleaves on non-crop and forestry sites with excellent grass tolerance. Other Useful Link: Escort Link ...

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07 Oct Herbicide

Envoke Vol. Price: Call Vol. Price: Call Description: Envoke® is a broad-spectrum herbicide that offers exceptional control of many troublesome weeds, including those often missed by glyphosate in RR cropping systems. This ALS-inhibitor travels through the shoots and roots of the plant to provide contact and residual control of weeds such...

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07 Oct Herbicide

Dual Magnum Vol. Price: Call Vol. Price: Call Description: Dual MAGNUM is a selective herbicide, labeled for preplant surface-applied, preplant incorporated, or preemergence application, providing long-lasting control of most annual grasses and small-seeded broadleaf weeds. Dual MAGNUM fits all cropping systems, provides unsurpassed weed control, unbeatable application flexibility and is extremely effective...

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07 Oct Herbicide

Cimmaron Plus Vol.: Per Ounce Price: $16 Description: A broad-spectrum herbicide for control of poisonous and invasive weeds in pastures, rangeland and CRP acres. Cimarron® X-tra helps protect cattle from ingesting poisonous weeds and improves forage without the grazing restrictions associated with other products. Other Useful Links http://www2.dupont.com/Land_Management/en_US/products_services/herbicides/Cimarron_X_tra_herbicide.html ...

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05 Oct Herbicide

Chapparal Vol. Price: Call Vol. Price: Call Description: For control of susceptible weeds and certain woody plants, including invasive and noxious weeds, on rangeland, permanent grass pastures, Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) acres, natural areas (such as wildlife management areas, wildlife openings, wildlife habitats, recreation areas, campgrounds, trailheads and trails), and grazed areas in and around these...

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05 Oct Herbicide

Banvel Vol. Price: Call Vol. Price: Call Description: Herbicide controls broadleaf weeds in cereals, corn, reduced tillage (prior to seeding and reduced tillage fallow), pastures and rangeland grasses, crop-free land (summerfallow and stubble), red fescue, canary seed (Phalaris canariensis), seedling grasses grown for seed and forage, and low bush blueberries. Benifits: Provides...

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05 Oct Herbicide

Atrazine Vol. Price: Call Vol. Price: Call Description: Atrazine has long been a mainstay of corn, sorghum and sugar cane farmers because it's effective in controlling a broad range of yield-robbing weeds, is safe to the crop and fits in a variety of farming systems. Its ability to increase yields is...

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27 Sep World Vision

Building a better world for children - Grasshopper Fertilizer donates a portion of all sales to World Vision, providing support to children, families and farms throughout the world. Support packages may include child sponsorship, farm animals, clean water wells, etc. back to homepage ...

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22 Sep USDA: Farm production expenses drop

U.S. farm production expenditures dropped nearly $20 billion in 2009 after a record-setting high in 2008. "2008 was an abomination," said Jonah Bowles, agricultural market analyst for Virginia Farm Bureau Federation. "It was a difficult year for farmers, so it’s good news that expenses dropped." According to...

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09 Sep Visual symptoms tell nutrient deficiency story

Throughout the growing season, crops may exhibit unusual coloring, stunted growth and leaf damage or defoliation. Often these visual symptoms are due to nutrient deficiencies which reduce yields, crop quality and ultimately producer profitability. By recognizing visual symptoms during the growing season and pin-pointing production issues...

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08 Sep Urea prices back on the rise

A RAINY winter in the eastern States cropping belt has sent farmers rushing to secure last minute orders of urea to top-dress their nutrient-hungry crops - less than two months after many distributors were hastily offloading unsold stocks at a loss. The surge of demand has...

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02 Sep What To Expect For Future Potash Prices

One of the main ingredients in fertilizer, Potash helps plants resist disease, thereby improving crop yields. Now, some investors think it can revitalize their portfolios… They have some reason to, considering that demand should only rise from here. The United Nations sees food production needs rising 70%...

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30 Aug Testimonial from Ag Teacher

By using Grasshopper Liquid Fertilizer, I was able to cut my fertilizer bill from last year by 75% and the yield remained the same. I have seen the results first hand and would highly recommend this product to anyone wanting to maximize production. David Eddings Ag Teacher...

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29 Aug Nichols Hay Farms

I am Darrell Nichols of Nichols Hay Farms located in Salisbury, NC. We produce hay mainly for the equestrian market raising alfalfa, orchard grass, and oat hay. Over the years I have tried several types of foliar fertilizers and saw zero results. Most claimed the...

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20 Aug Cotton prospects a mixed bag

Crop prospects across the U.S. Cotton Belt range from fairly awful to potentially phenomenal, depending on weather patterns so far. And weather has touched the extremes — too much rain in south Texas and too little in parts of Louisiana, Virginia, Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Virginia...

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20 Aug Sunbelt research targets cotton PGRs

Plant growth regulators, potassium deficiencies and thrips are all the focus of University of Georgia cotton research being conducted at the Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Ga. Extension specialists described the various trials during the annual Field Day on July 8. UGA Extension cotton agronomist Guy Collins...

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12 Jul Is In-Season Soybean Fertilization Effective?

For farmers considering emergency or catch-up fertilization of their soybean fields yet this summer, Antonio Mallarino, an agronomy professor at Iowa State University (ISU) working in soil fertility and nutrient management research and extension, says in-season fertilizer application for soybeans will seldom be cost-effective in...

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09 Jul Applying Nitrogen to Patchy Fields

Many cornfields throughout Illinois are showing areas with light-green color next to good-looking plants that are often farther along in development, too. Almost without exception, the pale plants are in low-lying areas where this season's large amounts of rain have caused frequent ponding. The appearance of...

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07 Jul Rescue nitrogen

Choosing a nitrogen rate is hard enough the first time. It's even harder the second time when you're trying to rescue corn after heavy rains have stolen part of the first application. At that point, it's hard to determine how much nitrogen was lost, how...

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06 Jul Judicious investments pay off

Fungicides, a three-year rotation schedule, nitrogen fertilization and a soil-applied insecticide are investments that pay off with profitable peanut yields, says Collingsworth County, Texas, producer Rusty Strickland. Strickland, who farms at Wellington, averaged 5,800 pounds per acre last year on 385 acres of irrigated peanuts, a...

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17 Jun Rain delays corn, bean planting in Northwest Missouri The rain has delayed planting of corn and soybeans in Northwest Missouri

Farmers have been questioning how long one should plant corn and beans. Other concerns include ponding, insect injury, saturated soils and poor stands, Wayne Flanary, University of Missouri regional agronomist in Oregon, said in a news release. Typically, corn is not recommended to be planted past mid-...

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08 Jun How to assess corn damage

Recent storms have caused a variety of damage to Mississippi’s corn crop and left growers with management questions. “Likely the most prevalent problem since last weekend has been hail, although ‘greensnap’ (a term describing corn stalks broken by high winds) and flash flooding have also occurred,”...

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04 Jun 4 Factors Causing Your Corn or Soybean Crop to Look Nutrient-Deficient

Growing season conditions may be the biggest contributor to poor crop appearance today, rather than inadequate soil fertility, says Fabián Fernández, University of Illinois Extension specialist in soil fertility and plant nutrition. "Environmental conditions play an important role in nutrient availability," Fernández says. "Plants obtain most...

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24 Nov Cotton nitrogen timing tweaked

A new crop sensing device — Crop Circle — being used at the Pee Dee Agricultural Research and Education Center near Florence, S.C., indicates growers may benefit by waiting until cotton reaches first square stage to apply nitrogen. USDA researcher Phil Bauer used the new crop...

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01 Apr Is Lower-Priced Urea A Bargain?

Urea (46% N) and urea-ammonium nitrate (28% UAN) have typically been about 10¢/lb. of nitrogen (N) more expensive than anhydrous ammonia. Recently, urea prices have fallen substantially to be competitive with ammonia and less expensive than UAN. Lower prices have resulted in an interest among...

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23 Mar Potassium fertilizer prices remain high

Ever since fertilizer prices peaked last summer, the price of nitrogen and phosphorus has dropped. However, potassium prices have remained high, and it's causing some concern among grain crops producers. "Last year, input costs rose as commodity prices climbed, but this year, commodity prices are not...

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01 Feb Does Sulfur Pay?

There's less brimstone dropping from American skies. Sulfur dioxide emissions - think acid rain - have declined sharply in the last three decades, so less sulfur (S) is falling on cropland. Does this mean farmers need to add S fertilizer for maximum corn yields? That question is...

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17 Dec Global demand drives nitrogen prices

Southeast farmers can expect nitrogen prices to remain high in the coming years, primarily due to limited increases in supply and dramatic increases in demand globally. Doug Stone, nitrogen marketing manager for Terra Industries says there is only one word he can think of to describe...

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20 Aug New nitrogen stabilizer likely for 2009

Farmers will have a new option to halt nitrogen (N) losses next year. Dow AgroSciences expects federal registration in 2009 for Instinct, an N stabilizer designed for urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) and manure applications. Instinct currently holds a federal 24 (c) registration in Iowa. Farmers have...

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21 May Technology could reduce nitrogen costs

Several Southern producers and researchers are hoping to reduce nitrogen costs on corn and increase harvest efficiency in cotton this coming season with variable-rate applications based on on-the-go sensing technology. In corn, Courtland, Ala., cotton producer Larkin Martin's on-the-go technology features six N-Tech Greenseeker sensors, each...

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12 Mar Nitrogen efficiency reduces corn costs

With the high cost of nitrogen fertilizer, farmers need to get optimum use of the product. Reviewing their management plan and making needed changes can potentially save money without compromising yield. Most recent research shows it takes about three quarters of a pound of nitrogen per...

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11 Mar Where Agrotain fits

Agrotain is both a company name and a product name. Agrotain International makes three ag products that protect urea fertilizer from loss. Agrotain is a liquid urease inhibitor that can be impregnated onto dry urea or tank mixed with liquid fertilizer that contains urea such as...

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01 Dec Sulfur Can Boost Yields

There are 16 essential elements for a plant's growth and development. How growers manage and apply those elements affects yield, and ultimately their pocket books. The top three — nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) — are often managed and applied in starter fertilizers....

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