As an American grower you have the desire to leave the land better than you found it.
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The greatest challenges are to overcome the industry’s one-size-fits-all approach to addressing individual issues.
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Are you maximizing plant nutrition by applying the right products in the proper quantity, at the right time, and in the right place?
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Putting It All Together for Maximum Success
Soil provides a nurturing bed for seedlings and contains a multitude of primary, secondary and trace nutrients necessary for a plant’s optimum health. However, a plant’s genetic performance is limited by the least available nutrient and its ability to uptake nutrients at the right time. Highly productive soils feature a healthy microbial community and result in increased nutritional quality, increased genetic performance, and increased yields.
Plant growth and development depends upon maximizing the effects of photosynthesis. Enrich plant health by planting seeds in productive soils, getting the stand off to a good start, provide the right nutrients when the plant can use it most, and identify potential stresses and ways to minimize those stresses before they hit. A healthy plant features broad leaves and full kernels/pods.
Energy drives the entire crop production system through chemical, physical and biological processes. The plant’s ability to harness the sun’s energy, to produce high-quality yields and transfer that energy to the kernel results in increased yields, improved feed quality, and ultimately increases your return on investment.
While achieving improvements to your bottom line and increasing yield are often the key measures for success in farming, we challenge you to think beyond traditional yields. Do you see early crop differentials compared to your neighbors? Have you measured the feed quality of your grain? Are you improving the microbial environment in your soil? The Maximum Farming System is more than yield data, it’s a way of life that improves the well-being of all.
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Systems Approach Delivers the Breadth and Depth of Farming Responsibly
Farmers are, without doubt, a critically important resource needed to feed a rapidly growing global population. However, those same producers face a challenging paradox: balancing environmental concerns while maintaining soil productivity and still earning an income.
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5th Generation Indiana Farm Family Make Soil Priority
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The farm was originally established by Fox’s great grandfather after he returned from the Civil War more than 150 years ago. Throughout the years...
Determined Farmer Saves Farm with Help of the Maximum Farming System
When Chris Pettz harvested the last of his crops in the fall of 2005, he wasn’t sure what the future would hold.
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A Controversy that has Cost Farmers Countless Dollars
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Research Continues to Prove Effectiveness of the Maximum Farming System
The art of foliar feeding production crops is a hot agricultural topic that is gaining ground and publicity. An increasing number of farmers are using the practice to fine-tune their nutrient strategies to create a better crop stand and maximize yields.
A leading industry expert in foliar nutrition, Dr. Patrick Brown and his team of researchers from the University of California, Davis have been in collaboration with Ag Spectrum to conduct research that furthers the understanding of foliar feeding in the...