Huma Gro® App Released for iOS Smart Phones

The Huma Gro® app for iOS smart phones has been released and is available for free at the Apple App Store. The Huma Gro® App provides a foliar application calculator for determining how much product to apply to specific crops on any size of field based on lab analysis, a continuously updated product document library, a product mixing guide, the ability to save product application data and calculations by field, and continuous news and feature updates from the Huma Gro® Website blog.

Justin Smith, Executive Vice President of Huma Gro® Sales, said, “The Huma Gro® app allows growers and distributors to always have the most up-to-date information on every Huma Gro® product (including the label, SDS, and product technical bulletin), and it is very useful in the field to be able to calculate how much product is needed to get the best yields. In addition, the app provides a way for growers and distributors to directly contact the Huma Gro® Sales Team with any questions they may have regarding Huma Gro® products and their use.”

The Huma Gro® liquid crop nutrition and protection line includes 11 Primary Macronutrient products, 16 Secondary Macronutrient and Micronutrient products, 5 Sustainable Soil Fertility products, 9 Optimal Growth Management products, 5 liquid Carbon-Rich Organic Acid products, and 2 Zero-Residue Crop Protection products—all with the ultra-efficient, proprietary Micro Carbon Technology® delivery system that allows growers and crop managers to achieve far more with much less product. Also available are 9 granular Carbon-Rich Organic Acid Products (in the Huma Burst® category). Additional information on Huma Gro® products is available at http://www.humagro.com/.

The previously released Android version of the Huma Gro® app has also been enhanced and is available at the Google Play Store.

Liquid Sili-Max® Improves Wheat Yield at Much Higher Efficiency Than Conventional Dry Silicon Fertilizers

Research by Brenda Tubana, PhD, Louisiana State University

The objective of this study was to compare, for use in Louisiana wheat production, the efficacy of a liquid silicon (Si) fertilizer (Huma Gro® Sili-Max®) with a commonly used dry Si source (steel slag) and another Si source (wollastonite) often used in research as a suspension. Silica deposition is an important barrier for foliar fungal diseases.

The wheat field study was conducted at Louisiana Ag-Center Research Stations. Silicon (Si) treatments were replicated four times and arranged in a randomized block design. There were 2 Huma Gro® Sili-Max® (10% Si) treatments (as a foliar band, and as foliar broadcast sprayed evenly over the entire plot). Each treatment was applied twice within 2 weeks at the onset of internode elongation (Feekes growth stage 5). The dry silicon sources (wollastonite [23% Si] and steel slag [11% Si]) were applied and incorporated into the soil prior to planting. Wheat leaf samples were collected one week after the application of silicon solution sources and evaluated for silica bodies (phytolith) deposition and percentage using scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive x-ray analysis.

Sili-Max® foliar band and Sili-Max® foliar broadcast increased grain yield by 10 and 7 bu/ac, respectively, in reference to the control plot (Fig. 1). It is important to note that the total silicon applied using Sili-Max® solution was substantially lower (0.064 to 0.128 lb Si/ac) than the dry wollastonite and steel slag silicon sources (250 lb Si/ac). The state average wheat yield was low that year due to a mild winter that affected the wheat vernalization. Sili-Max® foliar band had the numerically highest straw yield at 7,941 lb/ac.

The accumulated silica bodies (phytolith) were 0.69% and 0.60% with Sili-Max® foliar broadcast and Sili-Max® foliar band treatments, respectively while the control had 0.53%.

Conclusions
Huma Gro® Sili-Max® applied as foliar band at a rate 3,900 times less than the dry silicon sources contributed to higher grain yield and straw yield, while the application of Sili-Max® as a foliar broadcast at a rate 1,900 times less than the dry silicon sources led to high Si deposition in wheat leaves.

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El otoño es el momento de Fertil Humus®

En un blog del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA) reciente, Spencer Miller expone los argumentos del caso “noviembre sin labranza”: la labranza repetida deteriora la estructura del suelo y reduce la estabilidad de los agregados. Descompone la materia orgánica y drena el carbón del suelo. Miller cita a Neil Sass, un agrónomo del USDA, que describió el drástico efecto que tiene la labranza en la microbiología del suelo “similar al de un terremoto, un tornado y un incendio que ocurren todos al mismo tiempo”. Y, al no causar ese tipo de devastación en el microbioma, “cuando se tiene el sostén de billones de microbios, se puede producir más con menos”.

Asimismo, de acuerdo con Sass, no labrar permite que el suelo absorba mucha más agua y resista lluvias fuertes, lo cual mantiene el suelo en el campo y fuera de la cuenca. Y agrega, “no labrar le hará ahorrar tiempo y dinero. Pasará menos tiempo en su tractor. Utilizará menos combustible. Desgastará menos su equipo. No labrar es una solución que implica un beneficio tanto para el suelo como para su billetera”.

Lo cual no quiere decir que no haya nada que pueda hacer en el otoño para ayudar a preparar el suelo para plantar en primavera y fortalecer el microbioma. Aplicar nuestro producto Fertil Humus® de Huma Gro® en otoño puede ayudar a degradar los residuos de los cultivos o los deshechos que quedan del campo de cultivo y a convertirlos en humus durante el invierno. También estimula la actividad microbiana, especialmente de los hongos micorrícicos que tienen una relación simbiótica con las raíces de las plantas. Estos hongos cumplen una función clave en la liberación de los nutrientes que están inmovilizados en la materia orgánica del suelo.

Fertil Humus® buferizará las toxicidades de los pesticidas sobrantes al romper sus cadenas hidrocarbonadas dejándolas sin efecto. Además, reducirá la toxicidad del fósforo (por ejemplo, por aplicación excesiva de estiércol de gallina) que puede provocar la deficiencia/inmovilización del zinc-manganeso.

Para la aplicación en el campo después de la cosecha de otoño, recomendamos Fertil Humus® de 1 a 2 cuartos de galón por acre (2,5 a 5 litros/hectárea) mediante pulverización o riego por inundación o por surcos. Esto preparará el suelo para la plantación de primavera con mejor estructura, actividad microbiana y disponibilidad de nutrientes.

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Fall Is Fertil Humus® Time

In a recent USDA blog, Spencer Miller states the case for “No-Till November”: Repeated tillage undermines the soil structure and reduces aggregate stability. It breaks down organic matter and drains carbon from the soil.” He quotes Neil Sass, a USDA agronomist, who described the dramatic effect tillage has on soil microbiology as “akin to an earthquake, tornado, and fire happening all at the same time.” And by not inflicting that kind of devastation on the microbiome, “when you have the support of trillions of microbes, you can grow more with less.”

Also, according to Sass, no-till allows the soil to absorb much more water and handle heavy rain, which keeps soil on the field and out of the watershed. He continues, “No-till will save you time and money. You’ll spend less time on your tractor. You’ll use less fuel. You’ll have less wear and tear on your equipment. No-till is a win-win for your soil and for your pocketbook.”

Which is not to say that there is nothing you can do in the fall to help prepare your soil for spring planting and fortify the microbiome. Our Huma Gro® Fertil Humus® product, when applied in the fall, can help degrade any crop residue or crop field trash that’s left behind and convert it to humus over the winter. It also stimulates microbial activity, especially mycorrhizal fungi that have a symbiotic relationship with plant roots. These fungi play a key role in freeing nutrients that are tied up in soil organic matter.

Fertil Humus® will buffer the toxicities of left-over pesticides, breaking their hydrocarbon chains to render them ineffective. It will also decrease phosphorus toxicity (e.g., from over-applied chicken manure) that can lead to zinc-manganese tie-up/deficiency.

For fall after-harvest field application, we recommend Fertil Humus® at 1–2 quarts/acre (2.5–5.0 liters/hectare) as a broadcast spray or flood or furrow irrigated. This will set up your soil for spring planting with better tilth, microbial activity, and nutrient availability.

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Fertilgold® Organics Earns Certification for 10 Initial Organic Fertilizer Products

Fertilgold® Organics, a new brand of organic fertilizer products from Bio Huma Netics, Inc. (BHN) headquartered in Gilbert, Ariz., has achieved Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) listing for 10 initial products. Of these, 6 OMRI-listed liquid crop nutrition products are based on the company’s proprietary nutrient carrier, Micro Carbon Technology®, which carries nutrients to plants more effectively than traditional organic nutrition products. Those 6 initial Fertilgold® Organics liquid products include Fertilgold® K-6 (potassium), Fertilgold® B (boron), Fertilgold® Ca (calcium), Fertilgold® Mg (magnesium), Fertilgold® Micros I (a balanced mix of S, B, Cu, Fe, Mn, Mo, and Zn), and Fertilgold® Zn (zinc). The other 4 initial OMRI-listed products include dry humic/fulvic acids that are milled to different granular sizes for various uses (Fertilgold® Powder, Fertilgold® Greens, Fertilgold® 1–3 mm, and Fertilgold® 6 mm[-]). The Fertilgold® Organics product line will ultimately feature over 20 products in 7 categories.

These initial 10 products are currently available for sale to commercial organic growers in Arizona and Florida, and they will soon be registered and available throughout the United States and in several other countries. Products that are currently undergoing review for OMRI listing are in the categories of Soil Fertility, Macronutrients, Liquid Humic and Fulvic Acids, Biopesticides, and Surfactants.

Lyndon Smith, BHN President and CEO, stated, “For years, customers of our bestselling Huma Gro® crop nutrition and protection product line for conventional farming have been asking us to develop a fully organic product line that is also powered by our Micro Carbon Technology®. The folks on our product development team have done an outstanding job with creating the Fertilgold® Organics products, which we think will redefine organic crop nutrition. We are offering a full line of effective products that have been designed to deliver true organic nutrition exactly when, where, and how crops need it. Anyone familiar with the outstanding crop yield and quality results achieved by our Huma Gro® products on the conventional farming side is going to absolutely love what Fertilgold® Organics with Micro Carbon Technology® (for the liquid products) will do for their organic crops.”

More information is available on the Fertilgold® Organics Website (fertilgold.com), which will provide ongoing updates regarding new products, OMRI-Listed status for products, and state registration for each. Blog content will also flow out to followers on Fertilgold® Organics Facebook and Twitter social media channels.

PHOS-MAX® y SUPER NITRO® mejoran el rendimiento y la calidad del trigo de primavera

Investigación realizada por la Lic. Olga Walsh, Universidad de Idaho

Los objetivos de este estudio fueron: (1) comparar el producto PHOS-MAX® (P-M) con fósforo (P) basado en la Tecnología Micro Carbono® contra fertilizantes de fósforo (P) tradicionales como polifosfato de amonio (APP) y fosfato diamónico (DAP); y (2) comparar el producto SUPER NITRO® (SN) con nitrógeno (N) basado en la Tecnología Micro Carbono® contra el fertilizante de nitrogeno tradicional, UAN.

La aplicación de SUPER NITRO® de Huma Gro® seguido de 30 lb de P2O5 por acre de PHOS-MAX® (Tratamiento N.° 3) contribuyó a obtener récords en términos de peso de granos, biomasa y
rendimiento.

Este estudio también indica que PHOS-MAX® es menos corrosivo y menos propenso a causar daños a las semillas y sugiere que PHOS-MAX® puede aplicarse con la semilla en una dosis mayor comparado con otras fuentes de P.

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SUPER PHOS® and SUPER NITRO® Improve Spring Wheat Grain Yield and Quality

Research by Olga Walsh, PhD, University of Idaho

The objectives of this study were (1) to compare the Micro Carbon Technology®-based phosphorus (P) product Super Phos® (SP) with traditional phosphorus (P) fertilizers ammonium polyphosphate (APP), and diammonium phosphate (DAP); and (2) to compare the Micro Carbon Technology®-based nitrogen (N) product Super Nitro® (SN) with the traditional nitrogen fertilizer, UAN.

Huma Gro® Super Nitro® followed by 30 lb P2O5 per acre of Super Phos® (Treatment #3) contributed to the highest grain test weights, biomass, and yield.

This study also indicates that Super Phos® is less corrosive and less likely to cause damage to the seeds as a dribble and suggests that Super Phos® could be applied with the seed at a higher rate compared with other P sources.

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Huma Gro® Phos-Max® en maíz es 15 veces más efectivo que el fósforo convencional (10-34-0)

Este ensayo de campo evaluó la eficacia del fósforo (P) de Huma Gro® Phos-Max® en el rendimiento del maíz comparado con el estándar 10-34-0.

La aplicación de Phos-Max® de Huma Gro® en 1,225 GPA aumentó el rendimiento unos 99,15 fanegas/acre en comparación con 10-34-0 en 18,38 GPA. Esto demuestra que Phos-Max® es 15 veces más efectivo que 10-34-0 a la hora de proporcionar fósforo al maíz, lo que al precio de venta minorista sugerido por el fabricante al momento del ensayo representaba un 40 % de ahorro en gastos de fertilizante.

Lograr un mayor rendimiento utilizando mucho menos producto (7,62 lb de P2O5 para Phos-Max® vs. 72,6 lb de P2O5 a partir del 10-34-0) ofrece además la ventaja de que presenta muchas menos oportunidades de lixiviación del fósforo en el suelo y escurrimiento en aguas cercanas, por lo que protege el medio ambiente. Además, facilita la agricultura sustentable a través del cumplimiento con las 4 A de administración de nutrientes, ya que se aplica la fuente adecuada de nutrientes de planta, al volumen adecuado, en el momento y en el lugar adecuados.

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Huma Gro® Super Phos® on Corn 15x More Efficient than Conventional Phosphorus (10-34-0)

This field trial assessed the Phosphorus (P) efficacy of Huma Gro® Super Phos® on corn yield in comparison with the standard 10-34-0.

Huma Gro® Super Phos® at 1.225 GPA increased corn yield by 99.15 bu/ac in comparison with 10-34-0 at 18.38 GPA. This demonstrates Super Phos® to be 15 times more efficient than 10-34-0 at delivering phosphorus to corn and, at MSRP at the time of the trial, represented a 40% savings on fertilizer cost.

Achieving higher yield while using much less product (7.62 lb of P2O5 for Super Phos®, vs. 72.6 lb of P2O5 from the 10-34-0)has the added benefit of presenting much less opportunity for phosphorus soil-leaching and runoff into nearby water, thereby protecting the environment. It also facilitates sustainable agriculture through adherence to 4 R Nutrient Stewardship by applying the right source of plant nutrients at the right rate, at the right time, and in the right place.

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15% Off Soil Fertility Products (Limited Time Offer)

For a limited time only, Huma Gro® is offering an incredible 15% OFF the following soil fertility products thru March 20th, 2018:

FERTIL SOIL • ZAP® • FERTIL HUMUS® • ENCAPSALT® • KLEENUP

Huma Gro®’s sustainable soil fertility products have been proven effective time and time again. By increasing the activity and diversity of soil microbe populations, Huma Gro® products can greatly improve soil structure, increase nutrient availability, and otherwise help to rejuvenate unhealthy soil. Other product benefits include the ability to buffer extremes of pH and EC, aerate soils, increase moisture retention, flocculate clay soils, improve root mass development, and break down toxic chemicals in the soil.

Visit https://humagro.com/soilpromo15/ for more information on our soil products.

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