Updated: Jul 31
"This is our third session using Terreplenish. Whenever we’ve tested the nitrogen stalk, the residual nitrogen found was around 400 parts per million for the untreated and 600 to 625 for the Terreplenish treated stalks. This showed that Terreplenish is helping our plants hold significantly more nitrogen and putting excess nitrogen into the ground and continuously feeding it throughout the whole growing process."
"We had nitrogen testing on one acre strips through the middle of a field that had never been treated. Then we applied one gallon of Terreplenish to the acre in the Spring and one in Fall, we went through the field and did test strips with no nitrogen side dressing. Then we applied Terreplenish 65 pounds, 90 pounds, and 50 pounds in that order. We found that the 65 pound was the magic number. For the no nitrogen, we were at 211.78 bushels, for the 65 pounds we had 215.35 bushels on that acre, a 4.2 bushel increase in yield."
"Terreplenish is putting the nitrogen on in place of a side dressing. In using Terreplenish, I can cut back on production costs by slowing down the application of nitrogen. As I said, apply one gallon per acre in the Fall then your nitrogen is going to last longer in your soil and it's going to require less applications over a period of time."
Regarding other nitrogen enriching agriculture methods -"Farmers plant the cover crop and till it in. Then, they go out with a roller and roll the tops down which snaps the top of their crops and keeps the plants from future growth. They're basically making decay in their fields by using the cover crop in hopes of adding enough of the soil borne bacteria back into the ground to provide nitrogen. You can do this with applications of Terreplenish and get stronger and healthier plants."
"I've noticed that the corn and beans that we treated versus non treated, the plants are super green because they're getting the nitrogen. They're stronger stalks and bigger leaves, even their tassels are much broader and bigger and from what we've seen it varies with the hybrid. We’ve planted some LG and it didn't seem to affect the growth the size of the plant or anything else. The ear was still really good and we found that the pioneer triple stack is the magic behind the seed since you have your refuge and everything right in the seed you don't have to plant a separate refuge. You just get triple stack and throw it in the field and Terreplenish seems to love it. Some farmers are stuck on brands. Some people they don't like lG some people don't like Pioneer."
"I’m not sure what each specific bacteria strain does for the plant or for the environment itself, and I would love to know what the benefits are for each combination. On the field breaking that down the nitrogen was applied to the toolbar obviously tilled a little bit of the ground it's in like rows and strips you’ve got like maybe a 6 or 8 inch wide knife mark and then you have a foot of untilled ground and another six or eight inch wide tool mark."
"Not all of it gets tilled, but in the little bit that does the bean residue is significantly less which is going back in and putting corn in, and is providing just where the breakdown that's providing food right away for the new plant that's going to be coming in now we're going to have to work the ground obviously this spring before we plant to get everything all the cloths busted and broken back down and whatever is left hopefully we'll till it under and it'll continue to feed but that's what I have noticed too. Even in the corn, there's still quite a bit of residue left in the in the corn fields. But it seems like the thicker part as the stocks their softer. It makes sense they're now breaking down faster."
"They're not completely disappearing because it's really super hard unless you conventionally plow a field under with a moldboard plow. Which means when you're taking the top soil you're turn it under a foot down or 18 inches or however deep you set your tool but you're rolling over and bringing that fresh soil to the top while rolling over stuff and into the bottom. Farmers really don't do that anymore. I don't know why because if they would conventionally plow fields. Oh my goodness you're turn 18 inches of nutrients that went down that far and it's sitting there if you just roll over and start fresh about every other year the increase yields would along with Terreplenish would be ridiculous. I mean because unlike 18 inches down 18 inches of dirt is a lot of depth, now you're turning all that trash completely under.If you’ve ever seen a moldboard plow operate you can understand how it works it's just has a knife and it rolls the dirt i mean rolls it and it just turns the bottom up to the top and the top to the bottom of the furrows."
"Once they've done that and they started this no tills. No tills the fad, you can't run no tills very long because you’ll suck all your nutrients out of that by 18 inches. Corn roots only go down eight or ten you're not even reaching that. you're taking all the nutrients out eight to 10 inches of soil and you're not putting anything back in other than high dollar amounts of fertilizer and nitrogen and everything your plants suck out of that field continuously year after year without turning it over. "
You're never going to be able to reach that unless you have a system in place that brings the nutrients back to the top, the only thing that's going to do that is the right colonization of the bacteria in order to aerate the soil all the way down, colonize the root zone and assimilate all the nutrients in order to start working it’s way back to the top of the soil. That's how Terreplenish works in a nutshell, a lot of good things here!" –– AN ILLINOIS FARMER