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Harvest in Missouri: Part 2 – John Viertel

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 Harvest in Missouri: Part 2
John Viertel, Missouri Sales Manager

John Hansman’s No-Till Soybean Field Harvest Results

   It has not been very good for harvest for the past two week. There have been only a couple of days that soybeans could be harvested here in Missouri. However, John Hansman was able to get his crop out, and as of last Saturday, he was ready to drill his cover crop.
If you have been following these writings (or you can look at the past ones at, you will remember that John had planted into a killed cereal rye cover crop and then received a lot of rain, which reduced his stand. He did have to patch in a few places, but overall, he left the field untouched.

   The field was planted in fifteen (15) inch rows and Crop Choice 3-18-18-1 along with zinc, manganese, and calcium trace elements, and Liquid Bacteria Concentrate & Soil Restorer was used as the starter program. Later in the season, Crop Choice Foliar Opp and Sugar E-Boost was used to foliar feed the crop.

   Even with the very dry conditions in August and September, this field averaged over 60 bushel per acre, with the creek bottom portion of the field going 70 bushel per acre +. Good Beans!

Thank you, John, for letting me follow your field and sharing what was going on to everyone!

New Iowa Sales Manager – Tony Gann

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  Hello, my name is Tony Gann, I am the new Iowa Sales Manager. I have been with Soil Service Inc for almost 9 years. In those years I have worked in the warehouse and delivered to our customers near and far. In the last 18 months, I took on the role of Warehouse Manager and was recently promoted within the last month to Iowa Sales Manager.

  I will be meeting and introducing myself to our existing customers within the next few weeks. I have met most of these customers whether it be delivering product to them or at our field days we hold at Soil Service. Hopefully this will make the transition easy and painless for everyone involved.

  I look forward to being your Iowa Sales Manager here at Soil Service. Thank you in advance for your continued business and support during this transition.

Thank you again, Tony Gann – Iowa Sales Manager

Phone #  (217)357-5141

Sugar E-Boost in 2016 Plots

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Here it is the middle of December 2016 and the Holiday Season is upon us. It is the time to be with family and friends to reflect on 2016 and to look forward to 2017. It is also the season with a lot of food and sweet holiday treats.

SOIL SERVICE, INC. has been reflecting on our test plots from our research farm, and side x side checks on customer’s farms. The “sweet” news that we have for you, are the results from our trials that contained Sugar E-Boost. Here are some of the results:


  •  Sugar E-Boost + LBC + SR included in the first Post application of Liberty –  8.86 bpa increase in soybeans, no tilled into cereal rye (these were added to help start breaking down the increased residue in this field)


  • 2 Gal/Acre Foliar OPP for beans + 1 pt. Sugar E-Boost vs no foliar feed – 9.03 bpa increase in beans (applied at 5th trifoliate)
  • 2 Gal/Acre Foliar OPP for corn vs 2 Gal/Acre Foliar OPP with 1 pt. Sugar E-Boost11.39 bpa increase in corn
  • 1 Gal/Acre 2075 vs 1 Gal/Acre 2075 + 1 pt. Sugar E-Boost6.7 bpa increase in corn
  • 1 Gal/Acre Max 27 vs 1 Gal/Acre Max 72 + 1 pt. Sugar E-Boost2.86 bpa increase in corn

Iowa: In furrow starter for corn

  • In furrow starter only (4gal/acre 3-18-18-1 + 1gal/acre 0-0-25-17) – 266 bpa
  • In furrow starter + Sugar E-Boost – 276 bpa. That is a 10 bpa increase!
  • It is becoming clear that when Sugar E-Boost is added to an in-furrow starter application, a foliar application, or in the post herbicide application with Liquid Bacteria Concentrate and Soil Restore, there is a definite yield boost.

You can check out these and other plot results at Along with more information on the Sugar E-Boost Or you can contact me – (573) 680-6951 voice/text or for more information.

Happy Holidays!

Soil Health Study Field Follow-Up

At this writing, we are hoping that your harvest is either over, or at least winding down, and field work is getting started. The cover crops on our farm in central Missouri are starting to look good after using the Aerway/Remlinger Harrow to incorporate them after corn and bean harvest (the rain we had on 11/2 is helping germination). Watch for pictures in a future blog, and check out the SOIL SERVICE, INC. YouTube Channel for the videos which I had posted.

As a follow-up on the article with the pictures of the soybean roots in August, the weigh wagon showed almost a ten (10) bushel per acre yield increase in the SOIL HEALTH STUDY FIELD vs. the field that has not had the Nutrient Recycling Program applied. At $9/bushel beans, that could be a $90/acre increase in revenue for you. That’s better than a 3:1 ROI, not to mention the better soil tilth and soil health that the program is providing!

Contact me – (573) 680-6951 voice/text or, or the Soil Service, Inc. Office @888-313-2360 or for more information