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Iowa Power Farm Show

 

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.

217-755-4400

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

Happy Holidays!

Warmest thoughts and best wishes for a

Wonderful Holiday

and a very

Happy & Prosperous New Year!

 

From all of us at

SOIL SERVICE, INC.

 

Missouri Harvest Update – John Viertel

Harvest is winding down and fall field work has been going on for a while. Now is time to reflect on the last growing season, what worked, what didn’t, what we can do to have a better year in 2018.

Probably the biggest question that I have been getting this fall is about weed control in soybeans for next season, namely, what system should be used. That is going to have to be a personal decision for your farm, however, communication with your neighbors is going to be more important than ever!

Another question that has been thrown out there – where or how can I cut production costs in my operation? Good question with the way the commodity prices are looking right now. Weed control should be the last place to cut costs! Just one year of not controlling water hemp and that field (or fields) may take years to get it under control again.

 Soil Service, Inc. has a great line up of products to help with you make your herbicides, insecticides, and fungicides work better and longer. Soil Boost Plus and LandOil have a proven track record. Our goal is to help you have clean fields, which will give you a better ROI on your operation.

You can reach us anytime at – info@soilserviceinc.com or you can reach me at – jviertel@soilserviceinc.com if you have questions about any of our products.

This Thanksgiving, we hope that you can spend time with family and friends to celebrate not only the bounty of the harvest, but also the blessing of life!

John Viertel, CCA

Missouri Sales Manager