"This is our third session using Terreplenish. Whenever we’ve tested the nitrogen stalk the residual nitrogen found was around 400 parts per million on the untreated and 600 to 625 for the Terreplenish treated stalks. This showed us a significant hold of nitrogen and that Terreplenish is putting so much nitrogen in 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.
For the no nitrogen, we were at 211.78 bushels, for the 65 pounds we had 215.35 bushels on that acre, for the 90 pounds we 205.35 bushels per that acre, and on a 50 pounds we had 205. We found that the 65 pound was the magic number because we increased the yield by 4.2 bushel. Even at 65 pounds, we had a 4.2 increase versus the cost of the nitrogen mill was worth more to just apply the Terreplenish per acre one gallon nitrogen more than enough to justify not side dressing. Not to say in some cases, depending on your field and soil composition, a side dressing application wouldn't be necessary.
Terreplenish is putting the nitrogen on in place of the side dressing and that is the field more application, pulling the tank through the field this is encouraging to me because that's telling me that a side dress is fine, however I can cut back on the cost by slowing down the application of nitrogen which that wouldn't be every instance if you apply the Terreplenish. 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.
We went through the field and we flagged off exactly one acre, I was in the middle of the field, you're looking at a little bit better there. There are no inroads, there's no point rows. There is nothing there's just there was just a straight one acre run down through the field and in those strips so that that is definitely something right there.
They plant the cover crop and till it in and then they actually go out with a like a roller and a roll the tops down which breaks their snaps the tops and keeps the plant from from continuing continuing to grow. So which they're basically making decay in their fields by using the cover crop and it's adding the bacteria some and that was their hope is to get enough of that 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 that 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 that little bit that has I have noticed that the the 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.
For me, I wish plowing would come back and farmers would polish up their moldboards, get out there and turn that dirt over. Even if they did it every five years they would see a major improvement and have fresh soil all the time. When I apply a hundred pounds per acre of a granular nitrogen that leaches down to just above the hard clay layer and just sits there, you can see a clear line of the nitrogen rich soil right down on the clay layer, on some places it can reach up to three feet.
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!".
Roy Winings; Winings Farms ILLINOIS FARMER
The results on the left represent how much nitrogen was retained 6 months after application of conventional anhydrous ammonia, an insoluble chemical that washed away with rain and irrigation over time. whereas the results on the right are from a single application of Terreplenish delivered at the same time. Although there is no measurable nitrogen in Terreplenish, it simply draws down the moisture from the air and accumulated at the root zone staying with the plant and building up over time. more than double the parts per million over just 6 months.