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A Watermelon With Nutrients To Last

The watermelon was harvested the previous year on September 11, 2003 along with 50 more in varied sizes. The picture was taken in March of 2004 as you can see with Rick Thom. The melon has been in the Earthsoils office all the time in the corner with average temperature of 70 to 72 degrees. The melon held…
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2012 Newsletter

Dear Friends of Earthsoils 2012

Wanted: Your Soybean Crop

The Earthsoils’ program for soybean is proving itself to be an asset in the producer’s toolbox for creating quality, high-yielding beans. Many producers that use a combination of ES-CAL, Micro-Mix, and Manganese have reported yield increases of 8 to as high as 14 more bushels per acre in addition to increased soybean quality. We’ve also…
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Soil Composition

Soil Composition and Crop Quality This chart reflects a tremendous amount of information available for your understanding of the composition of a healthy productive soil environment. It is based on scientific research accumulated over years of observation on productive soil types throughout many growing areas of the country. The approach to obtaining this insight on…
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Early Season Corn Comparison

The First 45 Days Determine Yield In this video, Mike reviews several features of early season corn in a test plot.  Once again, when the plant is receiving essential nutrition, it happily produces features that will result in greater yield later in the season.  It is during the first 45 days of a plant’s life…
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Root Systems and Nutrient Absorption

The picture above is representative of the type of root system necessary for any type of crop to be successful in producing its own kind in abundance. The foundation of any successful crop will be its root system. We have developed our entire Earthsoils Program to enhance the root system’s ability to absorb nutrition from…
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Taste and See!

The reports we received from many of you regarding your alfalfa production in recent years have been very gratifying! Especially when you can see forage quality reflected in herd health and milk production. Also, the age of some of these alfalfa-stands managed on the Earthsoils® program are really beginning to add up—we have reports of…
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Seed Placement = Yield Potential!

Importance of Seed Placement I want to re-emphasize the importance of seed placement and its impact on corn yields. I can’t tell you how much difference a half an inch can do for your yield potential. In particular, I was in several fields in 2007 where another half an inch deeper seed placement would have…
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Seed Placement 101

Tools of the Trade Here’s how you can effectively find your planting depth.  You will need three tools: Patience An old license plate Your shoes First, get your planter up to operating speed (i.e., the speed you are comfortable driving). Remember, fast works great for auto racing, but not when it comes to planting your…
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Seed Firmers

Are they worth the investment? Read this and decide for yourself. A simple, on-farm yield trial was conducted comparing the effects of seed firmers on corn yield. The field was planted the same day with the same planter using the same fertility program and variety of seed corn. It was a White, sixteenrow planter with…
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