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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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The Right Form at the Right Time

All non-legume crops benefit from nitrogen additions for optimum cropping efficiency. As a constituent of all proteins, as well as other plant tissues, nitrogen compounds represent more than three percent of green plant tissue dry weight. Since bio-availability of this nutrient is at the mercy of soil and weather conditions, management is a huge factor in both use efficiency and maximum yields.

Increases in energy prices, as well as concerns about off-site environmental effects, have heightened the value of optimizing nitrogen management....

How to Survive and Thrive in a Down Economy

As an ag lender and Vice President of Farm Credit MidAmerica, Brett Anderson knows how low commodity prices have impacted farmers. As a farmer and Maximum Farming System user, however, he’s seen how opportunities can still be found, despite the tough market conditions. The fundamental market indicators shaping today’s ag economy, by and large, point to negative moods on the farm. Commodity oversupply and rising interest rates lead the mood-setting factors, but with proper management, Anderson is thinking beyond farms surviving. He says...


Wisconsin Farmer Producer Nearly Doubles the Average Wisconsin Yield

Dan Kamps placed second in the commercial hay division at the 2017 World Forage Superbowl and has twice won overall champion. He achieved these wins with solid planning, sound farming practices, and by paying close attention to details. He also enlisted top-notch professional advice and adapted the Maximum Farming System.

Kamps and his family have operated Kamps Alfalfa Farms near Darlington, Wisconsin, since 1979. He and his wife, Ruth, started on a farm his dad once rented and have since...

Ag Spectrum’s Maximum Farming System provides short- and long-term benefits to soil, crop health


“I didn’t know what I didn’t know,” Rick Johnson says when he thinks about the changes he’s adopted in his farming system over the past three years. “I didn’t know that I needed to do things differently, but I now look at specifics beyond N, P & K.”

That focus on the full spectrum of crop nutrients is why the Newell, Iowa farmer is happy he made the decision to adopt the Maximum Farming System. He’s increased production, while trimming costs from his input budget...

Water management, and by default, air management in soils and crop production is often an under-appreciated factor in developing a successful agronomic plan. As so often occurs in any industry, the majority of attention is focused on where the bulk of the money is swallowed up. Fertilizer inputs tend to be one of the perennial favorites for spending, and it automatically attracts the attention of consultants and growers alike. Equipment is another area of focus due to the dramatic volume of capital growers spend. Other spending demands include crop protection inputs, and of course, seed....