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Clean Liberty Link Soybean Field – John Viertel

In an earlier posting, I showed a sprayer applying Liberty Herbicide to this field, using Soil Service, Inc. products with the Liberty Herbicide. The pictures showed the coverage on the beans and on the weeds. Well, I got time to finally get back to that field, and as you can see, the weeds are gone and there is a very nice, CLEAN, field.

If you look back at the post from late June, we used SOIL BOOST PLUS, LANDOIL, 2075 SRN, SUGAR E-BOOST, AND FOLIAR OPP in the Liberty Herbicide mix, which also included an insecticide and Select. There was no crop response to this mix, only dead weeds and grass. The beans at that time received a nutrient boost from the Foliar Opp and 2075 SRN. We really like this mix for Liberty Link Soybeans.

Pods are just starting to set, and a good rain (in the forecast for the next couple of days) would be very, very beneficial.


John Viertel, MO Sales

It Doesn’t Matter what Color – John Viertel


So, July is here (and it has been hot here in Central Missouri), the wheat harvest is all but wrapped up, after wheat beans have been hustled in, and post emerge spraying is winding down. Now what’s next? Time to start thinking about harvest? In two months I’m sure that there could be some early season corn shelled somewhere in the state. Ok, maybe two and one-half months.

If you have trying to decide how to get a jump start getting your stalks decomposing, the Yetter Stalk Devastator is a great option! No matter what color combine and header you run, there is an option for you. Here’s what they can do for you:


  • Prevents damage to tires, tracks, wires, and hydraulic hoses on combines, trucks, tractors, and implements
  • Knocks over and crushes stalks for faster decomposition and microbial breakdown of residue
  • Preserves residue cover, reducing soil erosion and keeping stalks in place in windy conditions  
  • Is quick and easy to install with mounting kits for most corn head models
  • Features spring-loaded, adjustable down pressure
  • Solid steel construction ensures reliability and durability
  • Will not interfere with most head cart trailers
  • Rollers can be locked up for transport of head or when not in use
  • Mounting the Yetter Stalk Devastator to your combine header may even save a trip over the field this fall. If you want to discuss them further, give us a call at the SOIL SERVICE, INC Office, or send an email to and will get in touch with you with details!

No-Till Soybeans with and without Crop Choice Fertilizer – John Viertel


These pictures are from the same field, but it is split by a waterway. The field on left is to the north(with Crop Choice), field on the right is south of the waterway(without Crop Choice).

I have had several calls in the last week about yellow soybeans. All have come from an area here in the central part of the state that hasn’t had the rain. The farm in the pictures has just had about one-half inch, while just south of there had 3.5 inches. The beans in this situation are exhibiting potash deficiency, because with the extremely dry soil, the roots can’t get enough nutrients to supply the plants needs. The producer is hoping for some rain which is in the forecast for July 1, and then we are going to foliar feed them with Foliar Opp. An interesting feature from the top photo are the turn rows. They look like they were planted before the rest of the field. They weren’t! The turn rows were planted several days earlier, and in tilled soil. I asked the producer why they decided not to use starter on all the acres, and he replied they were trying to save money. Wonder how much yield is going to be lost by not using Crop Choice Stater Fertilizer on all his acres?


John Viertel – MO Sales


Foliar Opp on Missouri Beans – John Viertel






As seen in the pictures, we sprayed some Liberty Link Soybeans last Friday. I wanted to share these, because there was a 10 to 12 mph breeze (hot and very dry breeze here in Central Missouri). There was an excellent spray pattern and all the product was going where it was supposed to – on the target weeds. The FOLIAR OPP was going on the beans and being absorbed into them. Going back today to and expect to see dead and/or dying weeds!

Wheat harvest has started in Central Mo, and we have a wheat plot with and without SUGAR E-BOOST. Check back for results.

John Viertel

Return on Investment using Sugar E-Boost – John Viertel

Here are comparisons that we have compiled from the previous two years using SUGAR E-BOOST when foliar feeding. The ROI is impressive! For a 94 cent per acre investment, you could include SUGAR E-BOOST with your herbicide application. SUGAR E-BOOST provides energy to the plants aiding in making the plant stronger and healthier. This will help the corn and/or soybean plants cope with stress.

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