For growing hay organically and using foliar
spray for every acre use 1 gallon AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer (NOF), 1 gallon AGGRAND Liquid Bonemeal
(NBM) , 1 quart AGGRAND Kelp and Sulfate of Potash (NKP)
and 75 gallons of water. Apply as a fine mist with enough solution to thoroughly cover leaves. Perform first application in spring when plants are 4-6â€
in height. Adjust solution according to soil fertility.
Repeat application when crop begins to regrow (4-6â€ in height) and after each cutting or grazing (on rotationally grazed pastures). Perform 2-3 applications per year.
If soil testing indicates low to moderate magnesium levels, substitute AGGRAND Liquid Lime for AGGRAND Bonemeal.
Rates vary according to soil fertility, cropping history, and other inputs that are applied. Lower dilution rates are more effective than higher dilution rates.
Two or three lighter applications may be more effective than one or two heavier applications. If other constraints allow only one trip over the field, do not exceed
a 3 percent dilution rate (3 gallons AGGRAND fertilizers to 97 gallons water).
To reduce susceptibility to attack of insect and disease-causing organisms, apply a per-acre mixture of 1-2 gallons AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer or 1 quart AGGRAND Kelp
and Sulfate of Potash and 35 gallons of water when signs of infestation become apparent.
With all the discounts NOF in 55 gallon drums at the warehouse costs
about $15.40 per gallon. Prices are subject to change without
notice. Taxes and shipping are extra. Canadian pricing is
about $17.36. Prices are subject to change without notice . Taxes
and shipping from one of two Canadian warehouses. If you can use 275
gallon totes you can save an additional amount . Please call
call/txt 860 436 7034 we will help with the shipping and or pickup and get
very specific prices.
Cusack states:"Not only does AGGRAND NOF natural
organic fertilizer produce more hay than chemical fertilzer, which is worth a lot of money to me, but it also increases the root
development of my grass, improves the nutritional value of this crop, helps to resist the drought that was an issue this year, and builds up the soil quality
by increasing the microbial activity and more earthworms in the soil,"Cusack said.
"The cost of using AGGRAND NOF organic fertilizer is about one
third or less of using chemical fertilizers. Any smart farm and
ranch operator who wants to be profi table and increase his grass,
hay or other crop yield, plus produce a more valuable crop, and take
better care of his land, should be using AGGRAND Natural Fertilizer
NOF instead of chemical fertilizers.
So what does Cusack know about Hay? Cusack has been in the cattle business around Cuero for 10 years. "Right now I have about 1,800 acres, plus some lease land,
and run more than 200 mother cows who like to eat year â€™round since they are expected to have calves every year so I can make money.
"Anyone in the ranching business knows you need hay if you keep your cows during the winter and that usually means growing, cutting and bailing all the hay you
can when the weather cooperates. One of his best pastures of Jigs Bermuda hay is a 36-acre patch that typically produces 88 big round bales.
"This year this same pasture, even with the dry conditions in our area, yielded 139 big round bales for an increase of 58 percent more hay.
This happened because we were using the natural AGGRAND fertilizer 4-3-3 instead
of chemical fertilizer. Cusack said he applied the aggrand
after the last cutting at a rate of two gallons of AGGRAND natural organic fertilizer mixed in about 25 gallons of water per acre.
Growing Hay with Aggrand Testimonial 2: AGGRAND Liquid Organic Fertilizers Keeps Hay Fields Producing for Jeff and Lynn Tuttle when they
started growing hay on an abandoned hog farm in Oklahoma
"There has been a major drought the last two summers, Tuttle said. "It rivaled the dust bowl era in Oklahoma. Thanks to AGGRAND liquidorganic fertilizer, the root system on our pastures was able to endure. Many local pastures were badly damaged, or reduced to sand lots.
Despite the conditions, Tuttle had a satisfactory hay yield last year and expects even greater production in the 2007 growing season.
Tuttle credits AGGRAND NOF Liquid 4-3-3 and Liquid Lime NLL for his success.
"The root system is healthier and more drought resistant, he said. "Thatâ€™s the real benefit of AGGRAND. Itâ€™s like putting money in the bank.
Using AGGRAND organic liquid fertilizers for his crop, Tuttle has improved the pH balance critical for root growth.
"Itâ€™s like turning the switch when you get the proper pH, Tuttle said. AGGRAND organic fertilizer is a longterm investment in your crops and hay fields. It is easy to apply and will not burn grass or pollute ground water. It promotes root growth by revitalizing the soil, and increases production and drought resistance.
Growing Hay with Aggrand Testimonial 3: AGGRAND Liquid Organic Fertilizers Growing Hay and Oats for beef cattle on 140 acres
Steve Zuber and his dad, Don, raise beef cattle on Zuber Farms and are growing hay and oats to feed the herd.
2009 was the first time they used AGGRAND NOF4-3-3
Natural Liquid Organic Fertilizer instead of their usual 16-16-16 and
46-0-0 chemical fertilizers on their oats and hay crops. The
2009 growing season was hot and dry in Ore.
Altogether, the Zubers planted about 140 acres with oats
and hay. They fertilized the fields in early spring, using 1.5
gallons of AGGRAND NOF 4-3-3 NATURAL LIQUID ORGANIC FERTILIZER mixed in 33 gallons of water per acre. Zuber said the plants came up slowly,
and his dad doubted the AGGRAND products.
â€œBy May they started to perk up,â€ Zuber said. â€œWe didnâ€™t have much spring rain last year.â€;
In late May, a hard rain fell that knocked down the plants. â€œI didnâ€™t think it (oats crop) would come up,â€ Zuber said. â€œBut it came up and we gave
it a second shot of AGGRAND.â€
In the second round of fertilization the Zubers applied one gallon of AGGRAND 4-3-3 and one quart of AGGRAND NKP
Natural Kelp and Sulfate of Potash 0-0-8 per acre. â€œIt was mostly dry after that,â€ Zuber said. â€œWe pretty much grew that crop with that one rain.â€
At harvest time, the plants were relatively short. â€œWe had lots of heads,â€ he said. â€œThe plants were almost more heads than stems. We got more than we
usually get on a good year. It was some of the heaviest oats we ever grew seedwise. We could tell when we combined it that it had a lot more weight.
We were really happy with it.â€
Zuber said he spent less than half as much on AGGRAND fertilizers, about $4,000, as he typically spent
on commercial fertilizers.
While the elder Zuber may have been skeptical, Steve believed in the AGGRAND fertilizers from the start.
â€œIâ€™ve been using AMSOIL products for years,â€ Zuber said. â€œI knew AMSOIL didnâ€™t make stuff that didnâ€™t work.â€
â€œThe hay crop did pretty darn well,â€ he said. â€œIt was very close to normal. We were down only a few bales. The hay was beautiful.
It grew well without a lot of course stems. The lack of rain is what caused us to get fewer bales. We did real well, and I attribute that
to the fertilizers. Weâ€™ll never go back to chemical fertilizer.â€
Zuber said he knows continued use of AGGRAND fertil- izers over time will continuously improve his soil as it comes back to normal balance,
and he expects greater har- vests in the future.
Growing Hay with Aggrand Testimonial 4: AGGRAND Liquid Organic Fertilizers yields 5 cuttings of Alfalfa in Mansfield Ohio
The 2007 growing season was dry for many farmers who depend on their crops to sustain them.
However, Myers, of Manfield, Ohio, harvested an unprecedented five cuttings of alfalfa using NOF AGGRAND 4-3-3 Natural Organic Fertilizer.
â€œI thought with the AMSOIL being so good, this AGGRAND 4-3-3 must be good, so I tried it. It was a drought this past summer,â€ Myers said.
â€œEven as dry as it was, I still got my hay for the year. I was like a little kid when I went out to cut my hay.â€
Meyers' passion is his 80-acre Piedmontese beef cattle farm. He raises them organically, Myers said. The breed is increasingly popular because itâ€™s low fat
and low cholesterol, he said.
â€œI used to get three cuttings,â€ he said. â€œThis year I got five . Itâ€™s the first time in 20
years of farming.â€
He needed the extra cuttings this year because the weather wreaked havoc with his crops.
â€œThe first cutting this year got knocked down by a late
frost,â€ Myers said. â€œThe second and third were bad because of the drought.â€
He got a pretty good cutting the fourth time and another one the fifth, Myers said. â€œWe cut every 30 days, or thereabouts, he said.
â€œEven as dry as it was I still got my hay for the year. I had 215 bales as of October 1.â€
He seeded the alfalfa for the winter and sprayed it with NOF AGGRAND 4-3-3 natural organic fertilizer. â€œItâ€™s about 8 inches tall,â€
Myers said in November. â€œItâ€™s probably the best stand Iâ€™ve ever had.â€
His neighbors told him heâ€™d have weevils if he didnâ€™t use insecticide. â€œMy alfalfa has no holes in the leaves,â€
Myers said. â€œThe weevils are not getting my crops. Something in the AGGRAND makes the alfalfa sweet, and
the weevil will not eat anything sweet.â€
weevils don't like NOF aggrand natural orgaic fertilizer grown alfalfa, it is too sweet for them
Spray it on using extra course droplet size
XR TeeJet; Turbo FloodJet and StreamJet Series 7.5, 5 and 4
For best performance, select nozzles that deliver coarse to
extra-coarse droplet size. Coarse droplets lend themselves
well to AGGRAND products and reduce the tendency for
product applications to drift into unintended areas. To reduce
spray nozzle clogging in fi eld, backpack or handheld sprayers,
remove the screen(s) from just before the end of the nozzle.
AGGRAND recommends the following TeeJetÂ® Technologies
spray nozzles for fi eld sprayers: XR TeeJet; Turbo FloodJet
and StreamJet Series 7.5, 5 and 4. Always consult the manufacturerâ€™s
recommendations in the unitâ€™s ownerâ€™s manual.
In foliar applications, the addition of a biodegradable sufactant
can improve results by increasing adhesion to the leaf
surface. For best results apply AGGRAND fertilizers out of direct
sun in early morning or late evening. Do not apply before
or after rainfall or irrigation. Herbisides benefit from being sprayed with NOF.