Category Archives: Soil Service Info

The Landoil Advantage – Derek Porter

Planting Season Has Arrived! – John Viertel


Here it is, the last half of March! March Madness is going on in the NCAA, while some are thinking of crappie fishing, turkey hunting, and/or hunting morels. Not the crew from Soil Service, Inc. We are all concentrating on getting product delivered! Our trucks, trailers, and tankers are going strong. Most everyone is looking forward to the last week of March and the first of April. Why, PLANTING SEASON!

And that is what our sales team sat down and discussed last Friday morning. We spent the morning talking about our research plots, and what we wanted to evaluate this year, and how we would evaluate them. We all agreed that this is very important not only to us, but to all our customers.

Plot information this fall will help everyone make their buying decisions for the next growing season. We are going to have plot updates throughout the growing season this year. They will be posted on our Facebook page, on this blog, and there will be videos posted to the SOIL SERVICE, INC. YouTube channel. Watch for them!

We hope you have a safe, trouble free planting season!

John Viertel

Missouri Sales Manager

Iowa Power Farm Show – Shelly Hardy


I have had the pleasure of working for Brent and Andrea at Soil Service since August in billing. I have met and work with a lot of great people.  So many of them I have just gotten to know through phone calls.  Well, last week I got to meet some of our distributors at the Iowa Power Farm Show in Des Moines in person.  What a great group of guys!!  Very knowledgeable and so easy to talk to. 

Give us a call to find out which distributor, salesman, or dealer can cover your needs in your area.


Shelly Hardy

Office Administrator

Super Bowl- John Viertel


WOW! Can you believe that today is Super Bowl Sunday! I can’t! Got the game today, Valentine’s Day in ten days, the National Farm Machinery Show in Louisville coming that week, and the Western Farm Show in Kansas City after that. It’s going to be a busy month for all of us at SOIL SERVICE, INC. Stop by our booth at either, or both, shows to find out what’s new for us.

Getting back to the Big Game. Those players have put a lot of hard work and training to get to this point of the season. The coaches have spent many hours getting their players ready, and formulating a “game plan.” It’s pretty much the same for us farmers.

We spend all winter going to meetings, checking out new ideas (and products) on-line or in farm publications. We now have You Tube, where we can watch videos from innovators and how their new ideas are working. By the way, check out the SOIL SERVICE, INC channel on You Tube. We have several videos posted.

 We spend time in the shop getting equipment ready to go to the fields. Time is spent in offices and at kitchen tables crunching numbers and locking in supplies for the season. A lot of time is spent on a “game plan” for getting the crop planted timely and how it will be managed all season.

Then September rolls around, and that’s when our Super Bowl begins! We get to see just how well our “game plan” worked!

Here at SOIL SERVICE, our team has been busy helping farmers all over the mid-west get their plans together for this coming season. We know that many of you still have decisions to make for your operations, and we have the products and expertise to help you get those plans finalized. We want you to have the best “game plan” for your operation, so YOU will be the WINNER in YOUR SUPER BOWL of 2018!

 So, if you have any questions, or would like information on starter fertilizer, micro nutrients, spray adjuvants, planter equipment, or any of our products, please contact us at: info@soilserviceinc.com. You can the office call the office: 888-313-2360.

Soil Service at the National No-Till Conference – Derek Porter

 Last week, Louisville Kentucky was home to the 27th Annual National No-Tillage Conference. Myself and four other Soil Service members attended and came away with some very positive feed back and ideas to help our customers. This was my first ever No-Till Conference experience. My biggest takeaway from the conference was the discussions on cover crops. This continues to be a hot topic especially amongst no-tillers. The issues with establishing the cover crop and using them to build soil health were the most talked about.

   Ill have a more in-depth analysis on cover crops in future articles. Other topics that were discussed dealt with soil fertility placement, weed control, and no-till planter attachments. Overall the conference was a success and I look forward to sharing more in-depth information about some of the topics in future articles. As always thank you for your support of Soil Service.

Derek Porter
Illinois Sales Manager