- About Us
Farmers know that every growing season brings about its own set of challenges. This year it was no different; a dry spring accompanied by an untimely frost caused damage to fall wheat, alfalfa corn and bean crops, some of which had to be replanted. Next came pounding rains which sealed of clay soils followed by drought in some areas.
As many of you know, the buzz in soybeans the last few weeks has been about aphid populations. Throughout southwestern Ontario aphids have been approaching, or in many cases exceeding thresholds in many fields.
Having been in the fertilizer business for over 30 years in Western Canada and involved in the promotion of innovative technologies such as direct seeding and variable rate application I had become interested in the potential of precision placement that applies fertility directly to the plant.
So living in an area that pulses are quite abundant, everyone is trying to exceed yields from past years.
As a company over the years we have done many test plots to provide growers with useful information to help them make decisions. The results of these demonstration plots are sometimes met with skepticism. Many growers have opted to do strip plots on their own farms. Most of these plots are carefully planned and marked out either manually or by GPS. Sometimes the best plots occur by accident. Improper equipment setup, operator error such as forgetting to turn the pump on, forgetting to open a valve, or running the tank dry. We have all done it at one time or another.
ALPINE G22 starter no doubt does in most cases completely change the way a farmer must think about starter phosphate. And a couple of the most common remarks are “I wish I could use it on my own farm to try it out with my own equipment”. Or, “it sure would be nice to try this before I invest in this new starter program”.
Many growers are not asking why would they use ALPINE G22 but instead our customers are asking why are more guys not using ALPINE G22?