Renewable Farming

Month: October 2019

Synergism! 10 bu. more corn with in-furrow Vitazyme, WakeUP Spring and Syntose FA sugar

An in-furrow blend of Vitazyme, WakeUP Spring and a liquid sugar with fulvic acid called Syntose FA gave farmer/agronomist Mike Williams an extra 10 bu. of corn per acre this fall for a product cost of $6.50 per acre. It’s another test of ways to blend biologicals and biostimulants for maximum yield and constrained cost. …

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Beans out, waiting on corn to dry down? Spray stalk residue digester into standing corn

Dean Craine, manager of AgriEnergy Resources in Princeton, IL, says “I wouldn’t be afraid of spraying Residuce on standing cornstalks if a grower has a window of opportunity before combining.”  Oct. 18, 2019 — This fall could bring such an opportunity for getting stalk digestion started early. Soybeans have dropped leaves rapidly since a couple …

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80% of Americans want U.S.-Mexico-Canada agreement, but the House fixates on impeachment

Today, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador asked House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to finally pass the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), which the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives has deliberately blocked. It’s a trade agreement which could greatly help American farmers. Apparently, nobody in our Administration bullied President Obrador into pressuring Ms. Pelosi, speaker of the House and primarily responsible for …

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Pursanova founder Vatché Keuftedjian wins top technology award from International Trade Council

For roughly a decade, farmers around the world have saved millions of dollars in fertilizer and chemical costs by improving the quality of their spray water with reverse osmosis and energizing systems made by Pursanova Ltd. Inc. This month, Pursanova founder and president Vatché Keuftedjian was named as the winner in the top technology award offered by the International …

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Fully mature ears of corn on mostly green stalks — a residue-recapturing opportunity

Here in our little “garden spot” of Iowa, it has been many years since we’ve seen so many fields of corn maturing with white-shucked ears hanging down from mostly green stalks. Those sugar-laden stalks are ideal feedstock for a spray with residue-digesting organisms right behind the combine.  October 3, 2019 — In the past several seasons, most …

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