We are going to share with you the stories from several farmers in the United States who used AgGrand (ag – grand) agricultural fertilizer on their pastures, wheat, cover crops and field crops. Some are first time results from the AGGRAND liquid fertilizers and some are over the course of several years. These are basically agricultural fertilizer reviews on crops like hay, straw, alfalfa, wheat, pasture, corn, soybeans, tomatoes and other field crops.
AGRICULTURAL FERTILIZER REVIEWS from Seed to Harvests using Ag GRAND
Rick Harris, Lamar, Colorado – Rick Harris was so impressed with the results that he became a dealer which is often the case with AGGRAND fertilizer results. Last year, Harris raised sunflowers on 500 acres southwest of Lamar. He applied one gallon per acre of Natural Liquid Fertilizer 4-3-3 with a boom sprayer and flood-jet nozzles before planting. “We could tell the difference the day after we applied the fertilizer,” Harris said. Last season was the first time Harris used AGGRAND fertilizer. “We like AGGRAND because it’s all natural. Chemical fertilizer kills all the microbes, and you don’t want to do that,” he said. Sunflowers typically contain about 38 percent oil. The higher the oil content, the more valuable the crop. “Our sunflowers had an oil content of 45 percent,” Harris said. “We were really happy with what we got.” Harris signed as a dealer and bought 10 totes of AGGRAND 4-3-3 for this year and applied it to the 4,000 acres he farms that includes several different commercial crops. The dealer membership (DM) gives him ‘kickback’ of commissions from his own wholesale purchases which helps pay freight costs or whatever he wants it to be. At the volume he orders, he is earning commissions at 23% of his commission credits which are not prices, it’s a formula. On 10 totes of 4-3-3 at 23% CCs, $7281.00 not to mention the $4500.00 or so off wholesale. If he chose commercial account instead, basically the same scenario except there would be freight paid by AGGRAND for high volumes. Email us for the Freight and Purchase Discount sheet.
Robert Benson, West Milford, West Virginia – Benson saves 60 percent using AGGRAND over chemical fertilizer 19-19-19. Saving thousands of dollars a year is big money, especially with the small profit margin any farmer has these days. Grazing more cattle per acre is part of that savings. In the past, Benson grazed 30 cattle on about 150 acres. Since using AGGRAND he now runs 50 head of cattle on the same number of acres. “I actually get that much more hay from each pasture with AGGRAND,” he said. “AGGRAND can save you as much as $10 per acre and it will not burn vegetation. There’s no leeching and no runoff and it won’t pollute rivers. Over the long run, natural fertilizer is much better than chemical fertilizer all around. AGGRAND is a quarter of the cost of the chemical fertilizers. It’s more economical than anything around and it’s organic. Those are the two main things I really like about AGGRAND…… Why would I still be using it after more than 10 years if it didn’t work?”
Steve Zuber and Don Zuber, Zuber Farms, Sublimity, Oregon – The first time Zuber Farms used AGGRAND Agricultural Fertilizer for their crops was 2009 when the growing season was hot and dry in Sublimity, Ore. That is where Steve Zuber and his dad, Don, raise beef cattle on Zuber Farms. They grow their own hay and oats to feed the herd. Their first cop of oats was hard coming by but it was more heads than stem and gave them more oats than they ever get, seedwise and weight. They knew they would never go back to chemical fertilizers after using AGGRAND ag agricultural fertilizers. Their results outline is this: They used AGGRAND 4-3-3 All Natural Liquid Fertilizer instead of their usual 16-16-16 and 46-0-0 chemical fertilizers on their oats and hay crops. Altogether, the Zubers planted about 140 acres with oats and hay. They fertilized the fields in early spring, using 1.5 gallons of AGGRAND 4-3-3 mixed in 33 gallons of water per acre. Steve Zuber said the plants came up slowly, and his dad doubted the AGGRAND products. “By May they started to perk up,” Zuber said. “We didn’t have much spring rain that year.” The weather more than made up for rain in late May when a hard rain fell that knocked down the plants. Steve didn’t think the oat crop would come up but it did so they gave it a second shot of AGGRAND. In the second round of fertilization the Zubers applied one gallon of AGGRAND 4-3-3 and one quart of AGGRAND Natural Kelp and Sulfate of Potash 0-0-8 per acre. “It was mostly dry after that,” Zuber said. “We pretty much grew that crop with that one rain.” At harvest time, the plants were relatively short. “We had lots of heads,” he said. “The plants were almost more heads than stems. We got more than we usually get on a good year. It was some of the heaviest oats we ever grew seedwise. We could tell when we combined it that it had a lot more weight. We were really happy with it.” Zuber said he spent less than half as much on AGGRAND fertilizers, about $4,000, as he typically spent on commercial fertilizers. While the elder Zuber may have been skeptical, Steve believed in the AGGRAND farm fertilizer results from the start. “I’ve been using AMSOIL products for years,” Zuber said. “I knew AMSOIL didn’t make stuff that didn’t work.” The hay fields received one application of AGGRAND 4-3-3 at the same mix ratio of 1.5 gallons in 33 gallons of water. Although conditions were less than perfect because the fields were new and the season was dry, production was better than he expected, Zuber said. “The hay crop did pretty darn well,” he said. “It was very close to normal. We were down only a few bales. The hay was beautiful. It grew well without a lot of course stems. The lack of rain is what caused us to get fewer bales. We did real well, and I attribute that to the fertilizers. We’ll never go back to chemical fertilizer.” Zuber said he knows continued use of AGGRAND fertilizers over time will continuously improve his soil as it comes back to normal balance, and he expects greater harvests in the future. “I’m really impressed with AGGRAND,” Zuber said. “I’m enthusiastic about what it’s going to do in the future. I think it’s going to be great.”
John Gore, Bedford, Indiana – These are hay results from a farmer in Bedford, Indiana who bales and sells hay to local farmers. Where he once gained 400 to 500 bales in a season with chemical fertilizers, he doubled his harvest to 900 bales and overall increased his income by $3000. First, he saved on the liquid fertilizer organic sustainable choice over the petro-based chemical fertilizers. The chemical fertilizers continue to rise in price with the oil challenges our nation faces. He saved in paying wholesale fertilizer prices. He also gained in the harvest. A three-way win. Four ways actually, when one considers how the soil has been improved for next season. He used the AGGRAND 4-3-3 for these fertilizer results.
Tom Hicks, Montrose, Colorado, 7,500 acre K-M Ranch – “Using AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer and Natural Kelp and Sulfate of Potash, the cost was lowered to about $33 per acre and lowered our cost by $6 an acre over the time-released liquid nitrogen product used last year. The biggest increase we saw was in 70 acres of mixed alfalfa. The yield went from 70 tons last year to 142 tons this year.”
TEST RESEARCH ON AG FERTILIZER RESULTS – Corn at Superior, Wisconsin which is definitely not corn country.
RESULTS —From a research test at the fields of AGGRAND in Superior Wisconsin. Spokesperson is Richard Holappa, AGGRAND fertilizer research and development manager. “All of the growth plots were treated in the same manner,” Holappa said. “The soil source, soil analysis, planters, weeding/cultivation, watering all were performed in the same manner for all of the plots.” The crops in each plot were from the same source and type and all were harvested in the same day. AGGRAND fertilizing applications followed the AGGRAND Gardening Guide (G1292). The competitor’s label recommendations were followed for the chemical fertilizer. Water was applied to the control plot at the same volume when the chemical fertilizer was applied.
“As in all scientific studies, the many variables in this study were minimized to arrive at a fair comparison between AGGRAND and the popular chemical fertilizer for these particular garden vegetables,” Holappa said. “The results clearly show that AGGRAND produces more, and many times, larger produce.”
AGGRAND-fertilized corn had 18 full cobs, while the popular chemical fertilizer had nine full cobs and the control had eight full cobs. The AGGRAND cobs are fuller and larger.
AGGRAND Liquid Fertilizers are a safe and highly effective choice for agricultural and commercial use. Read more here on commercial – agricultural fertilizer use.
WHEAT FERTILIZER REVIEWS – Agricultural fertilizers by AGGRAND on winter wheat crops during a hail season
Mark Reed, Julesburg, Colorado – After saving around $26,000 using AGGRAND Natural Liquid Fertilizers, Colorado farmer, Mark Reed, had to tell his story. The autumn before, Jules had sprayed the edge of a field with AGGRAND, a typical agricultural fertilizer test to see if the product can be trusted to do something better than usual results. Reed had always used chemical fertilizers at a cost of about $30,000 on 773 acres of hard, red winter wheat, commonly used for bread flours. He only spent $4,000 on AGGRAND fertilizers his first year using it as agricultural fertilizer. “That’s a cost of only $5 an acre,” Reed said. “It’s a huge savings.” He started planting his wheat on September 15, finishing in late October or early November. The planted rows were side-dressed, or banded, with AGGRAND 4-3-3 Natural Liquid Fertilizer and AGGRAND 0-12-0 Natural Liquid Bonemeal. Reed mixed 40 gallons of AGGRAND to 1,000 gallons of water and applied the mixture at five gallons per acre. “In the beginning of the season the wheat looked just as good as everyone else” Reed said. Then he noticed the plants were healthier and the root system was better. “The better the root system the better the uptake of water and nutrient out of the ground. The plants are more sustainable and thrive better,” he said. Reed was getting 32 seeds per wheat head compared to 28 seeds per head on his neighbor’s crops. Reed is a third-generation farmer who knows Mother Nature has the last say about crop yields. Northeast Colorado got hit with more than 30 inches of rain this season, more than double the typical rainfall. “Eight major hail storms came through here,” Reed said. “We took a 40 percent loss. Some farmers got nothing.” Despite the extensive damage from the weather, he harvested between 21 and 31 bushels of wheat per acre, which is about average. “It would have been up to 45 to 50 bushels an acre before the hail,” he said. Although he suffered a big loss, Reed credits AGGRAND with helping him to make it through a tough growing season. “We can survive better with the better bottom line in costs for the fertilizers,” he said. Reed, who also grows millet used for bird feed, started experimenting with AGGRAND fertilizers last fall. “I sprayed the edge of one field with AGGRAND and it’s taller, thicker and really dark green,” he said. His straw fields are thicker and heavier than ever before, as well, he said. “I’m going to foliar feed in the spring.” Plants typically absorb up to 20 times more nutrients through foliar feeding of AGGRAND fertilizers. Although price is one big reason Reed is sold on AGGRAND fertilizers, he also uses them because of their benefits to the environment. “I think it’s important to leave less of a carbon footprint,” he said. “I just think it’s the thing to do.” He recalled his youth when water out of the hose tasted great and never left spots on things. Now, he doesn’t drink water from the tap. “It tastes nasty,” he said. “The ground water has become hard as a result of over fertilization with chemicals.” He has a son coming up to start farming and he wants to be part of preserving a way of life. He is sold on AGGRAND fertilizers and has “recommended them to several others,” Reed said. “I’m hoping everything will still be there in the future,” he said. “AGGRAND fertilizers are better for the environment and replenish the soil. It’s natural and the pH is better. And we get a better yield. I feel real good about contributing to that.”
HAY FERTILIZER RESULTS
John McCorry and John Jr., Planada, California – The McCorry farm is another AGGRAND success story. John McCorry Sr., and his son, John McCorry Jr., are owners / growers of a 350-acre family farm. The McCorrys sell the hay to a local dairy for its herd. “Last year on the fourth cutting I got 1,600 bails,” said John McCorry Sr. “This year’s fourth cutting on the same field produced 2,000 bails. Using chemical fertilizers I would see a drop off in production by this time.” This is the first year McCorry has used AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer 4-3-3 and Natural Kelp and Sulfate of Potash. “There are many variables in farming that can affect production,” the senior McCorry said. It was the fourth year and fourth cutting when the McCorrys started using AGGRAND products. “AGGRAND is saving me money and increasing production,” McCorry said. “The good about AGGRAND: This is the best I’ve seen off this field and this is the fifth cutting on the fifth year,” said John McCorry Jr. “The bad about AGGRAND: The hay is so thick I’m taking a lot longer cutting and the drying time is much longer than I’m used to.” McCorry senior said his son complains that his job takes longer, but he also thinks it was a wise move to a more sustainable use of the land. “This AGGRAND fertilizer brings a new meaning to ‘If it sounds too good to be true’ it cost less and brings in more production and is easy to apply,” said John McCorry Sr.
CORN FERTILIZER RESULTS
Another farmer, Steve Redelman, Decatur, Indiana:::: He tested AGGRAND Liquid 4-3-3 fertilizer on a 20-acre virgin field that had to be cleared of trees and overgrowth, then plowed and used the agricultural fertilizer. Basically he was working with meadow grass, so plowing it under was the best option. That same year his fertilizer results were that he harvested 250 bushels of corn an acre from the field. Overall, with this being a new field, this field was a 95 percent increase in his farm’s yield over the previous year, but this gave him a 50% annual increase. Again, he saved with wholesale fertilizer prices, less on pesticides and gained in his corn harvest income.
We are posting the AgGRAND and dealer reviews on agricultural fertilizer results, reviews and testimonials from farmers saving money by using natural fertilizers and lime.
AGGRAND agricultural fertilizers are all liquid fertilizer. We offer both the 4-3-3 organic certified and another 4-3-3 that is organic naturally with USDA biobased certification. AGGRAND also has organic kelp seaweed with sulfate of potash.
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APPLE ORCHARD FERTILIZER REVIEW
David Chung, Tehachapi, California – Owner of Johna’s Orchards, Chung started using AGGRAND and found it to be the best fertilizer for his orchards. “Immediately we noticed a world of difference,” he said. He has been in business since 1978, growing 10 varieties of Fuji apples. Chung said monthly spraying begins in the spring and continues until September or October. He compares his trees to the same kind of trees in the orchard next to his. ““Within the first month our leaves are greener, healthier, fresher looking than the trees next door. The quantity is about the same, but the quality is much better. It’s the taste and color – our apples are crispy with lots of flavor, and they’re juicy.”
FARM FERTILIZER RESULTS FROM TEXAS – MORE HAY
Roy Cusack, Cuero, Texas:::: “This AG GRAND fertilizer really works,” Cusack said, and he knows since he has been diligently applying AGGRAND Natural 4-3-3 to his fields for the past eight years as of 2012. “Right now I have about 1,800 acres, plus some lease land, and run more than 200 mother cows.” One of his best pastures of Jigs Bermuda hay is a 36-acre patch that typically produces 88 big round bales. “This year this same pasture, even with the dry conditions in our area, yielded 139 big round bales for an increase of 58 percent more hay. This happened because we were using the natural AGGRAND fertilizer 4-3-3.” Cusack said he applied the fertilizer after the last cutting at a rate of two gallons of AGGRAND mixed in about 25 gallons of water per acre. “Not only does AGGRAND produce more hay, which is worth a lot of money to me, but it also increases the root development of my grass, improves the nutritional value of this crop, helps to resist the drought that was an issue this year, and builds up the soil quality by increasing the microbial activity and more earthworms in the soil,” Cusack said. “The cost of using AGGRAND is about one third or less of using conventional fertilizers.“
Gary Lord, Dallas/FortWorth area, Texas – Texas American Quarter Horse Association cutting horse champion, Gary Lord gets great results using AGGRAND fertilizers. Dealer Bob Geyer worked with Lord at the L-Spur Ranch throughout this growing season to produce quality hay for competitive horses. This is the first year Lord has used AGGRAND products and he increased his production of Coastal Hay by two fold. “I got a little over twice the yield this year, I have just a little over twice as much hay in my barn,” Lord said. Using a foliar application rate of one gallon of AGGRAND Natural Liquid Fertilizer 4-3-3 per acre in early spring and then supplementing the hay between cuttings with one gallon of natural fertilizer, one-third gallon of Natural Kelp and Sulfate of Potash and one-half gallon of Natural Liquid Bonemeal per acre produced double the amount of bales this season. Lord has been growing hay and pasture for 40 years and has tried many competitive products both granular and liquid. “This product works,” Lord said. “Considering that the hay and pasture grown in this area of the country are grown on non-irrigated ground, dependent on rain for irrigation and we had a drought year to boot, AGGRAND products performed very well,” Lord said. Lord and his wife, Rene, have trained horses, raised livestock, farmed in both central California and Texas and owned several ranches. Both were raised and lived in the agricultural community all their lives and know agriculture well. They know quality animals and they know farming. “They’re supplying quality hay with a quality cost effective product,” said Dealer Geyer.
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OTHER FARM FERTILIZER RESULTS – HAY, SOYBEANS, ALFALFA, CLOVER
Jeff and Lynn Tuttle, Spiro, Oklahoma:::: Farmers on an abandoned hog farm in Oklahoma used AGGRAND 4-3-3 and AGGRAND Liquid Lime to bring up the pH balance of the soil on the old hog farm where chemical fertilizer results and even chicken manure had been key to stripping nutrients. Even during a drought, his first cut yielded ninety-seven, 1000-pound round bales of hay. Around twice the yield of other area farms. Then he saved more money by changing it up during the second cut of the summer. Rather than cutting down to the soil, he left about 4-inches of grass on the fields and put down another round of the AGGRAND liquid fertilizers. He used the AGGRAND wholesale fertilizer prices so really saved. His fertilizer results are that he has not had to re-seed the land and the weeds have not returned. “AGGRAND organic fertilizer is a long term investment in your crops and hay fields, “said Tuttle. “It’s easy to apply, will not burn grass or pollute ground water. It promotes root growth by revitalizing the soil and will increase production and drought resistance.”
Allen Lawrence, Centreville, Virginia::: In a drought, he planted 28 acres of soybeans at the end of July. “There had been no rain in 28 days,” Lawrence said. But he was exploring the difference between planting with chemical fertilizer and AGGRAND 4-3-3 Natural Fertilizer. The neighbors were even skeptical but ended up amazed. The acreage he planted had grass growing in it, but he went ahead and planted the soybeans one inch deep. The grass even seeded before the soybeans were up. But Lawrence had sprayed the field earlier with AGGRAND All Natural 4-3-3, from a 55-gallon barrel he had purchased a few years prior. When he saw the grass seeding, he decided to spray a second time. “And the soybeans just popped up,” Lawrence said. “I’ll be, they came up. If I had used conventional fertilizer, I would have ended up plowing it under. I would have gotten nothing.” All of the conditions – lack of moisture throughout the growing season and planting late – should have kept him from harvesting much on that land, he said. Typically, Lawrence harvests about 10 to 15 bushels an acre – when his fields are planted on time and there’s favorable weather conditions and enough water. He harvested 368 bushels of soybeans from the 28-acre plot. “There was no way I was supposed to get any beans out of there,” he said. “I am definitely sold on it,” Lawrence said. “I still have about 30 gallons left and I’m planting early this year.” He has talked to several others nearby who typically use conventional fertilizer, and a couple of them plan to use AGGRAND 4-3-3 Natural Fertilizer next spring. “It’s unheard of,” Lawrence said. “Nobody goes off the conventional fertilizer. They trust it because they’ve been using it for so long.” His great results with AGGRAND and the increasing costs of conventional fertilizers are factors in their decision, Lawrence said. “The price of fertilizer has never been this high,” he said. “AGGRAND is actually cheaper. They’d save about $10 an acre spraying with the AGGRAND. I told them, ‘that’s AGGRAND dude, I’m tellin’ ya.”’
FERTILIZER REVIEWS AND TESTIMONIALS FOR FARM CONTINUED
Edward Myers, Manfield, Ohio:::: He is a lift truck operator by trade, but his passion is his 80-acre organic Piedmontese beef cattle farm. A grassfarmer is what we call the cattle farmers with grassfed livestock. He harvested an unprecedented five cuttings of alfalfa using AGGRAND 4-3-3 Natural Fertilizer where he used to get three cuttings. “I thought with the AMSOIL being so good, this AGGRAND 4-3-3 must be good, so I tried it. It was a drought this past summer,” Myers said. “Even as dry as it was, I still got my hay for the year. I was like a little kid when I went out to cut my hay.” One way he knows will make his small farm successful is to grow his own hay. Myers has exclusively used AGGRAND Natural Fertilizers for the past two years. “I used to get three cuttings. This year I got five cuttings. It’s the first time in 20 years of farming.” He needed the extra cuttings this year because the weather wreaked havoc with his crops. “The first cutting this year got knocked down by a late frost,” Myers said. “The second and third were bad because of the drought.” He got a pretty good cutting the fourth time and another one the fifth, Myers said. “We cut every 30 days, or thereabouts, he said. “Even as dry as it was I still got my hay for the year. I had 215 bales as of October 1.” Then Myers seeded the alfalfa for the winter and sprayed it with AGGRAND 4-3-3. “It’s about 8 inches tall,” Myers said in November. “It’s probably the best stand of alfalfa I’ve ever had.” His neighbors told him he’d have weevils if he didn’t use insecticide. “My alfalfa has no holes in the leaves,” Myers said. “The weevils are not getting my crops. Something in the AGGRAND makes the alfalfa sweet, and the weevil will not eat anything sweet.” A field of mixed grasses on his place that usually has little clover in it, is also growing better than ever before after an application of AGGRAND 4-3-3, Myers said. “It’s growing wild,” he said. “I’ve never seen so much clover on this farm. It’s eight to ten inches tall. It’s not even supposed to get that tall.” He plans to experiment with a change-up of AGGRAND products next year to raise the ph level in the soil for the alfalfa, Myers said. He will add AGGRAND Liquid Lime and AGGRAND Natural Kelp and Sulfate of Potash 0-0-8.
Phil Wagner, Defiance, Ohio – Wagner farms approximately 400 acres; his crops are wheat and soybeans. Some years back, when Ohio farmer, Phil Wagner, started a comparison study on winter wheat in the fall of 2010, he wanted to see how AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer 4-3-3 incorporated into an existing chemical fertilizer program. The outcome was saving money and increasing his winter wheat yield. That was his first experience using AGGRAND products on his large acreage. The next fall, Wagner applied two gallons per acre of AGGRAND fertilizer on two fields. In the spring, he applied 37 gallons per acre of urea ammonium nitrate (UAN) to one field and 31 gallons UAN and two gallons AGGRAND 4-3-3 per acre to the other. He used AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer 4-3-3 on 74 acres of soybeans this year. “Results were awesome, especially with the very hot and dry summer,” Wagner said The summer of 2011 was hot and dry in Ohio, with long stretches of temps near or above 100 degrees F. “There was no rain at all for about six weeks,” Wagner said. Yet, his soybeans stayed richly green and one field of 36 acres yielded an average of 66 bushels per acre. “The natural fertilizer helped the roots go down deep so there was no stress on the plants,” he said and he sees more earthworms in the soil since introducing the natural fertilizers to the soil and knows that means it is becoming further enriched. Wagner had a 10-bushel per-acre yield increase on the AGGRAND-added plot, using 17 percent less UAN. On top of that, the test weight per bushel was a near-record 63.5 pounds, three and a half pounds better than normal. “I saved 15 percent on fertilizer liquid, 28 percent on nitrogen, at $400 per ton, and 187 gallons per ton,” Wagner said. “I used 31 gallons per acre on wheat. That adds up fast.” Wagner is sold on the benefits of using AGGRAND products. “I’m going to buy 1,000 gallons for next year,” he said.
2011 Vegetable Productivity Study with Fertilizer Results – AGGRAND vs leading organic fish emulsion fertilizer.
You can choose Organic Series, but the All Natural 4-3-3 is essentially the same, being USDA Biobased label and from same ingredients though bloodmeal is included in the ALL Natural but not the Organic Series 4-3-3.
Also there is the Organic Liquid Kelp Fertilizer with Sulfate of Potash. Liquid Lime. Liquid Bonemeal. More fertilizer results coming and more pages will be added with specific categories.
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