Renewable Farming

Month: June 2019

One of America’s most comprehensive corn/soybean outlook services went unmanned June 26, 2019

William C. Fordham, founder of C&S Grain Market Consulting, unexpectedly departed for Heaven last evening. That leaves behind his wife Marilyn, his grateful clients and hundreds of farmer friends. He also leaves unstaffed one of the most detailed computer databases of market-moving historic corn and soybean data we’ve ever seen. For 21 years, he provided clients exquisitely detailed analyses, using years of previous …

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Midwest crop consultant Amie Bandy’s analysis of GDU energy affirms: Keep your crop growing fast!

Amie Bandy just published an analysis of this season’s lagging Growing Degree Units (GDU), projecting how the corn crop will likely develop through this growing season. The action point we see in her study: Careful nutritional stimulus will help keep your corn growing actively through every day until a hard freeze. We encourage you to visit the …

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How to coax more yield as corn prices jump $1, with further gains posslble

Until early May, we heard many farmers challenging: “How many $10-per=acre yield boosters can I throw at a questionable corn crop that’s worth hardly more than $3 a bushel? Our experienced customers remained steady on their WakeUP usage because they see consistent benefits. But they hesitate on new biologically-friendly “bugs in a jug” or nutrients like like Mainstay Calcium …

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This corn is 2 to 3 in. taller with in-furrow Vitazyme, Environoc 401, 3-18-18 and WakeUP

Here’s the promised followup to our May 20 report from Jeff Adams near Chebanse, Illinois. In that preview, Jeff Adams alerted us that emerging corn looked greener “to the row” where he applied in-furrow microbes in Environoc 401 and biostimulants in Vitazyme — plus WakeUP Spring to mobilize these yield boosters into new roots. June 15, 2019 — …

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Here’s how corn responds to a full package of early biologicals and nutrients

Freshly emerged corn on the left side of the nearby photo came from a test row which had no nutrient or biological supports applied with the planter. The corn on the right, planted nearby, received the “full program” of beneficial biological products and 2×2 starter nutrients. The list below is recommended by Brad Forkner, crop and …

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“This season it’s vital to keep corn healthy all the way to natural maturity”

Season-long nutrition is the main point which Illinois ag consultant Brad Forkner emphasized when we phoned him about the robust corn roots he dug yesterday. This stalk came from a client’s farm near Hamilton, Michigan.  Already at growth stage V3, it has punched down long roots loaded with a network of branch roots — after only 270 growing …

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Experienced cover crop growers have an edge getting into fields this soggy spring

Rain-soaked Indiana growers are still facing some of this spring’s most severe planting delays. But no-till cover crop growers are gaining a time advantage: Fibrous roots of the covers keep the soil firmer, the grasses and legumes are wicking up excess rain, and root pathways help rain infiltrate.  June 5, 2019 — When Hal Brown of …

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Photos of emerging corn responding to streaming Biocast + Wakeup plus nutrients

Larry Eekhoff, owner of the consulting firm Agronomy Rx at Webster City, IA sent us these photos today, dramatizing corn’s vigorous response to a streamed-on blend of nutrients and biologicals — mobilized with WakeUP Spring. June 1, 2019 — Larry’s client used streamjet nozzles to pinpoint the liquid blend on both sides of each row, immediately following the planter on April …

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