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In the following testimonials, the new name MycorrPlus has been substituted for the name GroPal Balance.
Elaine, grass hay and pasture in northern
We applied 40 ounces of MycorrPlus A the first of June. The first of August I saw that our hay had an additional 3" of growth. A friend of mine took a look at our hayfield, and was amazed. He wanted to know what we did, because, with the hot, dry conditions we have had over the past couple of months, other hay fields in the area had shown little or no growth . In fact, he said that they had turned brown and dry. Not only is our hay field still green all the way down to the root, but the grass is healthier and stronger.
What we are seeing is that the pasture is beginning to be thicker. A friend of ours that has had the same amount of rain has run out of grass and is feeding hay, while we have more grass than we can actually use for the number of cattle that we have.
Elaine, compaction is decreasing, southern GA,
One of the main reasons I wanted to try MycorrPlus is because of the compaction problems we are having with our soil. Paul assured me that compaction would gradually disappear after using MycorrPlus A, so we decided to try it on our 1,000 acres of pasture and grass hay.
Well, I have watched it work, and much more quickly than I had expected. After just 3 weeks, where we applied MycorrPlus the soil probe would go down about 1" , but not at all in a control field. After just 2 months the soil probe goes down 2.5" where we applied the MycorrPlus A, but still won't even go into the soil in the control field.
Right after a rain I can go down 4" with the probe. The compaction is getting better. Before the MycorrPlus we had a lot of runoff, but not as much now. I believe this decrease in compaction is one of the reasons the rain is going in better, causing the grass to do better. I am really excited about what the MycorrPlus is doing for us.
My husband is a person who is not very easily convinced, he is a show-me person. But now, even though it has only been a little over 2 months since we applied the MycorrPlus he can see the difference himself, and he is becoming excited.
Elaine, mid-February, cattle fertility
I believe the sea minerals in MycorrPlus will increase fertility. We have Heifers. Last year we had 5 sets of paternal twins, which is unheard of. Last year our 208 cows bred 224 calves.
Our cows bred in a shorter period of time last year, and this year 110 out of 159 were born in the first 30 days of calving. The sea minerals in MycorrPlus really make a difference in re-breading!
Last spring we had 10 calves in the barn, but
this year just one. Over the winter our calves
haven't drawn down, but are very fit. Our cows
are the best looking they have ever been in
mid-February. They should be a 5 or 6 for
re-breading, and they are already a 6.
Elaine, mid-February, clover
The last few years our soil compaction has gotten worse and worse, and our clover wasn't doing anything. Today is February 1. We used MycorrPlus in July, and by mid-February our clover was already 6" high. Last year by mid-March it was only 5" tall. Our clover is back! Our cows have plenty of clover and rye grass, so they aren't eating hay.
It also seems that the
stimulating our grass seed to come up. When we
sowed in previous years the grass was spotty at
best. But this year where we have sown has
filled up the pasture. Even my husband is amazed
by this, and excited.
Elaine, mid-March, grasshoppers and fire ants
Last fall I saw fire ants moving down the cow paths. Then this spring I saw the calves digging at the fire ant mounds. Then I saw my cows doing the same.
When I looked at the mounds there were no fire ants in them. I called my Entomologist to ask him about it. I told him that I had put out MycorrPlus last summer. He then asked me if it contained fungi, and I said yes. He then said that fungi kill fire ants.
Also, I had grass hoppers last year, but none this year. I don't know if the MycorrPlus might have helped with that as well.
(Editor's note: Elaine's neighbors have heard her tell about what MycorrPlus has done for her and have seen her fields, and to date 9 of them have purchased MycorrPlus).
Oat farmer, MO.
A friend of mine used MycorrPlus A this year. His sprayer doesn't have nozzles, but fans the application out from one nozzle. The ground tends to get a bit more right under the sprayer. So I went to look at his oat field with him and noticed that everywhere the tractor went there was a ridge of oats that were taller and darker green. This seems to demonstrate how a little heavier application can give better results.
clover in pasture
Leroy ordered another 5 buckets for this year. He said that the MycorrPlus did really well last year, and that his clover is so pretty and tall this spring that he almost hates to turn the cows loose on it.
Andrew Curtiss, Shalom Vegetables in Michigan
My experience with the MycorrPlus was excellent. I grow CSA and farm market vegetables on a plot of land around 1 acre in size. It is land that had been used for conventional agriculture for 30 years prior to 2015. On your recommendation I applied an equivalent of 40 oz. of MycorrPlus to the acre in May of 2015.
To say I was impressed may be an understatement. I planted 75 pounds of seed potatoes. My final potato harvest was in the 1200 pound range. For nearly 6 weeks my shell peas produced large quantities of the sweetest peas I have grown. We picked off of our bush snap beans for over 6 weeks. When I quit picking them they were still flowering. By that time we had become completely sick of picking beans.😀
Overall the flavor of our produce this last year was exceptional. At the farmers market I was told every week how excellent our produce was. I have no doubt the MycorrPlus was a major factor.
What impressed me the most was the plants ability to deal with stress. In mid-June we had almost five inches of rain in two days. I thought for sure I was going to loose half the garden, as it was under water for almost 12 hours. The plants pushed through. What followed was 21 days without rain. Never once in that time did I see a wilted plant.
When it came time to tear the garden down, I was blown away by the mycorrhizal fungi all over the roots of our plants. I firmly believe that symbiotic relationship between plant and root was the key to our success in 2015. The root structures were amazing. God's creation is truly amazing! Thanks for an awesome product.
Roger Berns, WI.
On my open pollinated corn this year, the TDN was 87.95, protein was 10.56 and test weights were 60.9. A few stocks had 3 ears. The 3rd ear wasn't that large, but it was filled out. The man who bought the corn said, "Boy, this is heavy stuff". Others in my area said their corn yields were way down, and they thought it was because of too much rain. But my corn yields were up with big ears. Some stalks were 12 feet tall.
On my pastures, I have 36 head on 19 acres. My cattle are fatter than a pumpkin, nice and round. My neighbor commented, "Boy, those cattle are round, and they are square in the top; they are in really good shape, nice and fat". My grazing fields last a lot longer with MycorrPlus. My thistles are gone; either the cows ate them or the grass squeezed them out.
My apples are delicious, and people tell me that my apple cider is extremely good. When they try other organic ciders, they buy mine.
corn, sunflowers, pasture
In 2015 I applied 10 gallons of fish per acre, some biological and some enzymes. In 2016 I didn't apply anything else but MycorrPlus. I broadcast 16 ounces, then put another 16 ounces in the row, on the seed. 2016 was a particularly dry year. Although my corn and sunflowers were under irrigation, I think the dry weather still has a negative effect.
Although didn't apply anything in 2016 but the MycorrPlus, my organic blue corn yielded 20% more and my sunflowers yielded 25% more than in 2015. Besides this, they had better color and vigor. They just weren't as vigorous before.
My dad even commented, "This stuff sure does work"! Where I applied MycorrPlus on my pasture, my Canadian Thistles turned yellow, and my buffalo ate them right down to the soil. I figure that the MycorrPlus made them more palatable.
corn, soybeans, hay
I saw improvement in plant growth and yields. More hay with fewer cuttings; corn & beans are not harvested yet, but looks like an excellent crop; saw some 4-bean pods (4 beans in a pod) in bean field (that I've never seen before). Improved soil structure, improved root structure.
I put MycorrPlus on my corn silage, and the cows are licking it right up. My protein was down a point, but I wasn't boosting it with nitrogen as I usually do. The good part is that my nitrates should be down.
My milk production is up per ton of feed as compared to last year (better feed conversion rate). The main 6 nutrients tested for in the forage sample are about the same as last year.
We have owned and operated our family farming operation in North Central FL since 1976. I became aware of AG-USA and MycorrPlus in the Fall of 2016 and decided to apply MycorrPlus to 120 acres of newly planted Tiff 9 improved Bahia grass. It was amazing how fast we had grazing in the spring and by summer, it was knee deep with no additional fertilizer or nitrogen.
We also decided to spray MycorrPlus on an additional 80 acres of newly seeded grass. It was a little dry in the spring of 2017. I have never seen grass germinate as quickly with a great stand. MycorrPlus helped us in getting a stand established. I think it is a great product and I intend to continue using it. We have never had grazing like we had in 2017?the cows never caught up.
I saw an improvement in plant growth and yields. I didn't use any other fertility. The treated area was more structured. The root systems were longer in the treated areas, plus there were white fungi strands. The treated soil was more moist than the untreated. We don't see any fire ants in the treated area. Fire mounds are dying.
We applied 2 quarts per acre. The leaves are thicker and we see improved growth/yield. We didn't use any other fertilizer. The soil is looser in the treated fields, with bigger root beds and thicker root systems. There are more earthworms in the treated areas, and less run-off and better drought tolerance. We see much better growth in our hay fields in the treated areas, and less weed and insect pressure.
I applied 1 quart/acre. I saw an improvement in growth and yields. We used no other fertility. I pushed a metal rod into the treated area and it easily goes down 2 feet. The treated area has more earthworms and less weed and insect pressure.
"I will be honest, I thought MycorrPlus was snake oil when I put it out. Well, impressive results, better germination, growth of 50 grams compared to 14 grams, warmer soils, mushrooms throughout the field, deeper root systems and warmer soil temperatures."
pasture, comparison of MycorrPlus-A with
Sea 90, fish emulsion/raw milk/molasses, and no
I had received a SARE grant to compare the results of applying the above treatments with a control area in our pasture which is rotationally grazed with buffalo. This was the second year for the comparison. The pasture is divided into 16 sections so 4 sections were randomly assigned to each of the 4 treatment areas. Soil samples were taken in spring 2016 and 2017 and Solvita tests were done during the summer each of the years.
Each of the test areas is a total of approximately 80 acres and of that we estimate that about 60 acres are easily accessible for applying the soil treatments. We applied 2-5 gallon buckets of MycorrPlus A to that 60 acres the first year (2016) and 1 bucket the second year (2017).
In 2016 we received good rainfall throughout the summer. There were no obvious differences between the different treatment areas or even with the control (no treatment) area. So in the spring of 2017, in addition to treating the various areas, we applied the different treatments to a small strip that was fenced off from the buffalo for shrubs to grow. It was hoped that we could see some difference with a side-by-side comparison. This year we had almost no rainfall from May until August. The test area was mowed in May and none of it regrew until late in the summer. (The same thing happened to the rest of the pasture with grazing.)
We can, however, see some differences in the soil tests and soil structure. A soil composite was taken from all the various areas of each "treatment section". The tests from each of the treatment areas showed a definite improvement over the control area in organic matter, CO2 respiration, total nitrogen and carbon, and overall soil health. MycorrPlus treated areas showed an advantage over the other treated areas in nitrogen and carbon. In October 2017 we dug some of the roots in the side-by-side test strip. The trowel we used went 4.75 inches into the control area (no treatment), 5 inches into the Sea 90 area, 6.25 inches into the fish/milk area, and 6.75 (full depth of trowel) in the MycorrPlus area. The Solvita Test taken on a hot dry day in August showed the fish/milk area to be the highest in CO2 respiration. (Control: 12.42, Fish/Milk: 27.2, Sea 90: 18.9, and MycorrPlus: 18.5)
Our conclusions are that overall, all the various treatments were advantageous in both the wet and the dry years as evidenced by the soil tests and improved soil structure. The MycorrPlus won, hands down, in the area of convenience and ease of use. The Sea 90 did not dissolve well and we ended up applying it dry. The raw milk was difficult to source. We made several trips to a local dairy to acquire the amount needed and kept it frozen until ready to use. The cost of all treatments turned out to be comparable given the added expense of miles traveled to pick up the Sea 90, fish emulsion and raw milk.
We will definitely be purchasing more MycorrPlus to apply to the "control" area of the pasture which has not received any additives yet.
I didn't use MycorrPlus on pasture and hay but plan on it next year, as we were very pleased with the results on our produce fields. We are hoping for even more results as we use MycorrPlus longer. We applied 2 quarts per acre to our vegetables. We also applied chicken compost, sulfur, copper, boron and zinc, as soil test showed a deficiency of those traces. Also sprayed Monty's liquid carbon.
I treated the whole field and see that the soil is easier to work with. We planted red beets and we really liked what we saw. Most of our vegetables we raise for market did really well, even with excess rain at one time, then very dry later
We sell bunched beets and our root systems had a lot of white fungi on them and the tops were very nice and glossy even late in the year. When we took up the plastic I saw more earthworms than ever before. One highlight for MycorrPlus is the moisture retention. We never irrigated this year, even when others were irrigating. Interestingly enough, I have a corn field right next to my vegetable field, and where the wind carried the spray into my corn field it out-yielded the rest of the field.
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