The Huma Gro Farmer Podcast: Episode 2 – All Things Strawberry (Part 2)

The Huma Gro Farmer Podcast logoWelcome to The Huma Gro Farmer podcast, in which we discuss crop nutrition and crop protection with experts in the field. Your host, Larry Cooper interviews agronomists, certified crop advisors, and Huma Gro distributors and customers about proven Huma Gro programs and strategies for growing premium, high yield crops.

In Episode 2, we discuss All Things Strawberry from bud initiation to post harvest with our strawberry braintrust: Huma Gro Senior Director of U.S. Domestic Sales Doug Greer, Eastern Sales Manager and Agronomist Barrett Smith, Florida Regional Agronomist Jason Garcia, and special guests Certified Crop Advisor and Pest Control Advisor for WRT Ag in California Silvano DeLuna, and President of the strawberry dynasty Fancy Farms in Plant City, Florida Dustin Grooms. If you’re growing strawberries or thinking of starting a strawberry farm, this episode is for you. Join us as we discuss everything strawberry.

Be sure to listen to All Things Strawberry (Part 1) in which we discuss strawberry growing from bud initiation to post harvest.

This podcast is brought to you by Bio Huma Netics, Inc., the developer of Huma Gro products.

The Huma Gro Farmer Podcast: Episode 1 – All Things Strawberry (Part 1)

Welcome to The Huma Gro Farmer podcast, in which we discuss crop nutrition and crop protection with experts in the field. Your host, Larry Cooper interviews agronomists, certified crop advisors, and Huma Gro distributors and customers about proven Huma Gro programs and strategies for growing premium, high yield crops.

In Episode 1, we discuss All Things Strawberry from pre-plant to transplant with our strawberry braintrust: Huma Gro Senior Director of U.S. Domestic Sales Doug Greer, Eastern Sales Manager and Agronomist Barrett Smith, Florida Regional Agronomist Jason Garcia, and special guests Certified Crop Advisor and Pest Control Advisor for WRT Ag in California Silvano DeLuna, and President of the strawberry dynasty Fancy Farms in Plant City, Florida Dustin Grooms. If you’re growing strawberries or thinking of starting a strawberry farm, this episode is for you. Join us as we discuss everything strawberry, from strawberry fumigation and soil preparation to strawberry fertilizer strategies.

Be sure to listen to All Things Strawberry (Part 2) in which we discuss strawberry growing from bud initiation to post harvest.

This podcast is brought to you by Bio Huma Netics, Inc., the developer of Huma Gro products.

Our Humic Advantage

Humic substances, among the most wondrous products of nature, are the recycled essential residues of life. Plants harvest the sun’s energy and create life from that energy plus the carbon and oxygen they pull out of the air and the minerals they pull out of the soil. When plants die, all of their components are decomposed through the aid of microorganisms and mineralization, then returned to the soil as organic matter. [Read more…]

New Video: Huma Gro® History and Product Development

This short (5:41) video provides a brief history of Huma Gro® and our product development.

Huma Gro® products are unique due to a proprietary complexing process that combines nutrients with very small organic particles that allow the nutrients to be absorbed into the plant at an efficiency rate far higher than other agricultural inputs. Huma Gro® offers products for every growing need. View the brochures:

Are you Growing Brilliance Strawberries? Planting Requirements and Nutritional Needs for Florida Strawberries

An interview with Jason Garcia, Huma Gro® Regional Manager and Agronomist

Jason GarciaIn August, Florida strawberry growers will begin laying plastic for the next season. Planting starts in September/October and harvest extends from December to early April. After the strawberry season, growers are double-cropping with watermelon, bean crops, or vegetable crops.

In the following interview with Huma Gro® Regional Manager and Agronomist, Jason Garcia, we cover the Brilliance variety of strawberry and recommended nutrient applications.
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Huma Gro®: Practically Perfect in Every Way for Strawberries

Successful strawberry farming presents many unique challenges. As with every other type of crop, each farm will have its own challenges related to soil, soil tilth, soil pathogens, soil nutrient cycling, nutrient availability, plant vigor, irrigation needs, etc. Combined with those challenges are strawberry farming cultural practices related to continuous cropping and soil fumigation—with the resulting lack of crop diversity and soil microbial diversity that increases soil-borne diseases and tends to reduce yields over time. Strawberry farming continues to get more expensive while yields (and profits) are diminishing. What to do?
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The Value of Humic Substances in the Carbon Lifecycle of Crops: Humic Acids, Fulvic Acids, and Beyond

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By Larry Cooper, with Rita Abi-Ghanem, PhD

Humic substances play an important role in soil fertility and crop yield. This article provides a basic overview of what humic substances are, how they are created, and how they work. Discussion is provided on how to add humic content to crop soil, including the use of commercial products such as the Huma Gro® line of carbon-rich organic acids.
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Promax®: A Proven Soil Biopesticide

OMRI-Listed Huma Gro® Promax® is a soil-applied fungicide and nematicide used as a preventive and a curative agent. It is recommended for the control of many fungal diseases in the soil, as well as plant parasitic nematodes in a wide range of crops. Continue reading

Micro Carbon Technology®: The Video

Micro Carbon Technology® is a proprietary blend of extremely small organic carbon- and oxygen-rich molecules that act as a source of carbon and provide an ultra-efficient vehicle to move nutrients and other molecules into the plant through the soil and/or the leaves.

How does it work? Watch the video.

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Huma Gro®: The World’s Most Efficient Delivery of Crop N-P-K Nutrients

Huma Gro® products with Micro Carbon Technology® offer an unsurpassed level of application efficiency, allowing farmers to grow more with less fertilizer input. Growing more with less lowers input costs and maximizes return on investment. It also decreases the amount of N-P-K residues that can negatively impact the environment.
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