Hey guys, Happy Friday. Today we are going to talk about how is it that we’re going to pursue higher yields without losing money. We recently had the opportunity to speak with a farmer and he said that they’re doing a great job. They’re raising their yields up but they have so much money in each bushel, that they’re still not making any money. So he said, “I have a job in town working 50 hours a week, so that I can afford to farm.” That really got us thinking of the Churchill quote that says “That the truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end there it is.”
I really want you to think about what are you gonna do differently this year. What are you waiting for? What’s holding you back? Why are you scared to make a decision? Here’s the deal, higher yields are out there, but if we go with it with the way that everybody wants us to buy … In the words of Francis Childs, one of his taglines was, “Don’t be a moron.” Don’t be the guy that thinks you’re gonna get higher yields just by putting a lot more on. A lot more N, a lot more P and a lot more K, because in the end that’s not going to get you where you want to go. Most of us are not suffering for a lack of N, P, or K. The secret to getting to the other side is not to spend a whole bunch of money. The secret is to take what we’re spending and reallocate it and make sure that we have a reason for everything we’re doing.
Guys, the secret to unlocking higher yields, to pursue the next level requires us to address the things we haven’t been addressing. Maybe we need to spend a little bit less on a broadcast dry P and K program, and a little bit more on addressing in-furrow micronutrients. Maybe what’s keeping us from having yields that we deserve is a little bit of Zinc, or a little bit of Manganese. I looked at a soil test yesterday, the guy had more parts per million K, than he had magnesium. That is a significant yield drag, because those compete at the absorption site to get into the plant. If we have more K than we have mag, mag won’t go in. What does Mag do? It’s chlorophyll. So the pursuit of higher yields for that individual, probably $15 to $20 an acre is a $3.50 pint of magnesium, that’s it. That’s how we’re gonna pursue higher yields.
We really want is to bring value to you here on the blog, our facebook page, & on our BRAND NEW podcast. Most importantly, we really want you to make 15 or 50 bucks more per acre than you were going to if you didn’t know us. So if you’re interested in how to raise your yields, while maybe spending no extra money, or minimal extra money, but redirecting what you’re spending in a way that works for you, talk to us.
This spring is gonna be interesting. There’s nothing put out last fall and maybe this year is the year to say, “Maybe dry broadcast isn’t the answer. Maybe this year I control my destiny, maybe this year I put on a set of FurrowJets and I can put down a significant amount of P and K, both in the seed trench and in the walls.” Maybe this is the year that you turn it upside down and you find something that will work better, remove your limiting factor and take you to another level if so feel free to call or text Karen @ 641-919-5570