Biologicals can reduce stress caused by insects and weeds

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Q. I've been using my current program for quite a while now, and while it's become second nature, I'm not seeing much of a yield increase. I'm seeking a product or program that will not just increase yield but help in the health of my soil and plant?

A. Absolutely! Your situation is one that farmers all over the world deal with often. First, I tell them that they have overcome one of the biggest obstacles -- realizing that a change needs to be made to bring their wishes to fruition! Secondly, it is important to make a very informed and educated change. Many times we jump to the first product or company that comes along. It is imperative to educate yourself on the type of product, then the actual product that is being offered, and the company and its team that will be along for your journey.

Biologicals are a great answer for what you are wishing to accomplish. I have been doing extensive research and Big Smart Plots™ on my research farm for almost a decade. Basic Solutions Research™ is one of my companies that is located on The Farm™ in Garden City, Mo. I encourage folks to come out and take a look at the many test, strip and replicated trials that I conduct -- my goal being to bring you high quality, consistent information and product lines. Biologicals can complement or sometimes even replace traditional fertilizers while often lessening the use of chemicals. So while it may be a cost to add a biological to the mix ... you are saving money in other areas, not even mentioning the yield increases per acre that are going to give you a great return on investment. This is what Biologicals can do for you .... They address many issues, such as your soil health, plant health, organic matter, bringing big yields with less insect pressure and disease. Let's talk about soil. Biologicals enhance soil structure in a few ways, adding microorganisms and friendly bacteria that work to unleash bound nutrients that are laying dormant within your soil. Making the microenviroment within the soil perfect conditions to support maximum root growth, which gives the nutrients from the biological and healthy soil a highway to the plant's cell wall for increased uptake of moisture and nutrients that are well metabolized by the plant. The larger roots are also leaving behind so much extra organic matter within your soil that will prove to be a huge help for your next crop. Now that the plant has metabolized the biological, you have a healthier plant that will have stronger cell walls, thicker stalks that are able to fight dormancy brought on by extreme weather conditions and to fight disease.

Q. How can biologicals reduce insect, disease and weed pressure?

A. Biologicals can actually do this in a couple ways. We hear from farmers on a consistent basis that since they have incorporated our biological with their current program, they are decreasing the need for their herbicides and insecticides. Plants are a lot like the human body, when we have a weakened immune system we tend to get sick or disease takes hold. Plants are the same. They need the proper nutrients, energy and cell health to support the plant as a whole. We know that prey (insects,weeds and disease) seek out the sick, injured and vulnerable. This is another way biologicals bring you a big bang for your buck! They are giving your plant what it needs to not just survive, but thrive. Biologicals save you money, make you money and save you time. I will include my information below, please feel free to contact me and I would be happy to take a look at your current program and help prescribe a product or plan that will bring you big yield! Visit us at Feel free to email me your questions: I would love the opportunity to share with you the amazing products and science along with great research that is going on right now that could benefit you.

I look forward to seeing you around the farm.