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New Soil Amendment Product Consistently Good in NCSU Tests

New Soil Amendment Product Consistently Good in NCSU Tests As corn growers in the Carolinas get ready to plant their 2017 crop, once again costs and risks will be at the forefront of their planning. The risks of trying new technology is likely to still exist, but the cost of not doing so is going to be greater, with the expected rise in corn prices for the 2017 crop. One of the new technologies that has proven beneficial to a…

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New Soil Amendment Product Helps NC Grower Manage Pythium

New Soil Amendment Product Helps NC Grower Manage Pythium Simply put, pythium, whether in the greenhouse or in the field, is a pain the backside for tobacco growers throughout North Carolina. Gibsonville, NC grower Doug Hinton is no exception, at least not until last year. After talking with a neighbor, who has used a new soil amendment product, Quick-Sol, for the past few years, Hinton tested the product in the field on corn, soybeans, wheat and tobacco. He also sprayed…

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New Technology Helping NC Grower Make His Soil a Better Place

New Technology Helping NC Grower Make His Soil a Better Place Like all growers, Wilson, NC farmer Rickey Whitesell has to look at his farm as a business, and it has to be profitable, but he’s wired a little different than most farmers, when it comes to trying new things. “Finding an edge, or a better way to do things is not about making more money, it’s about doing a better job,” Whitesell says. When Quick-Sol was introduced into the…

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Quick-Sol Is Great Insurance For NC Tobacco Grower’s Greenhouse

Quick-Sol Is Great Insurance for NC Tobacco Grower’s Greenhouse Wilson, NC tobacco grower Brian Lamm heard about Quick-Sol, a non-conventional soil amendment product, from neighbors and decided to try it on some late-planted tobacco in 2015. Results that first year convinced him to look at the new product a bit more closely last year. “That first year, we had some late planted tobacco, and I put out the recommended rate, but one time, at layby. As often happens, we got…

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Quick-Sol Promotes Healthier Plants, Makes Big Difference for NC Growers

Quick-Sol Promotes Healthier Plants, Makes Big Difference for NC Growers Over the past six years repeated stories of how Quick-Sol, a relatively new, soil amendment product has benefited farmers by helping their crops overcome seemingly devastating results from abiotic stresses have built a strong case for the inclusion of the product on any crops susceptible to catastrophic early season damage. In 2012, veteran NC tobacco grower, Lawrence Branton faced drastic reduction in planted acres for his tobacco crop, because of…

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Quick-Sol Study Shows Reduced Black Shank pressure on Tobacco

Quick-Sol Study Shows Reduced Black Shank pressure on Tobacco Quick-Sol is a silicon-based product that has been building soil quality and plant health on a number of crops since its introduction into North Carolina in 2011. Quick Sol is a silicon polymer that provides plant available silicic acid. Silicon improves cell wall strength, improves disease resistance, and aids in drought stress. It first caught the eye of a Quick-Sol representative in 2011 when veteran Hiddenite, NC grower, Lawrence Branton1 (now…

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Double-Cropping Soybeans Behind This Year’s Wheat Crop

The economic crisis facing many farmers in the Southeast will dictate they produce maximum profit per acre, and the best option for many is double-cropping soybeans behind this year’s wheat crop. Keeping soil in constant production from wheat planting in the fall to soybean harvest the following fall is going to create plenty of challenges, from both a soil productivity and an economic standpoint. For farmers facing the always challenging time-warp of getting mature wheat harvested and soybeans planted with…

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Re-thinking Soybean Inputs

In mid-April, soybean prices increased to more than $10 per bushel for the first time in several months and wheat topped $5.50 a bushel, It’s is a good time to re-evaluate input risks for the 2016 soybean-wheat double crop. Soybean carryout remains favorable for growers, as total global production dropped from the 2014-15 level. Demand for soybean meal among livestock producers worldwide remains good. Combine low carryout and high demand with flood-damaged soybean yields in Argentina and an array of…

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Overcoming Herbicide Carryover Damage with Quick-Sol

South Carolina grower Brian Mc Clam had a miserable time growing crops in 2015, constantly fighting drought and capping the season off with historic flooding. However, during the hard times he did find at least a partial solution to herbicide carryover damage, by using a new product, Quick-Sol on a field of cotton. McLam says he used Cadre to control weeds in this field in 2014, because the popular herbicide was simply the best option for the weed complex he…

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Benefits of Increased Soil Porosity

New soil technology, like Quick-Sol, have created a whole new language for farmers to consider when planting and growing crops. Though soil porosity isn’t a new term, it is one that many growers don’t consider when planning what crops they will plant, in which fields they will plant, and even how they plant these crops. Soil is a complex combination of solid mineral and organic particles and pore space. Pore space, or porosity, allows for air and water storage and…

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