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Prepare for a successful season!

Our team has been working hard to prepare for the new season! We are looking forward to a successful year with our dealers and customers! Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have any questions. Our team is here to help you! JJ Stoeckl and Jared McGlothlin are available for customer meetings and farm visits this year. Please contact us to schedule a meeting. We look forward to working with you in 2017. Together we can help you enhance yields and improve ROI.

  • February 24, 2017 - Texhoma Cattleman's Conference - Ardmore, Okla.
  • March 2-4 - Commodity Classic

Written by Shelby Fuss on February 1, 2017.

 

Soil microbes: First ones to the banquet table. Article published by Farm and Ranch Guide

Soil health is a lot more complicated than most would like. That’s why there are soil scientists like Larry Cihacek, an NDSU soil scientist at the Soil Science Department in Fargo, who has been studying the soil more than 25 years ago.

For Cihacek, it is all about building soil organic matter (OM) to increase nutrient cycling and crop production. Cihacek has been working with Doug Landblom, Dickinson Research Extension Center beef cattle specialist on a five-year project, helping him with the carbon and other experiments they are conducting on a crop rotation project on Section 19. A five-year crop rotation included hard red spring wheat (both wheat on wheat and rotation wheat), followed by followed by winter triticale and winter rye for hay. After that, they double cropped cover crops and corn; then a field pea/barley forage, and the next year, sunflowers.

“One of the things we wanted to do with this project is find out how these crops would perform without fertilizer. What could our soil do for us?” said Landblom.

Landblom said they discovered the soil was truly “doing a lot of work for us. If we let it work, we will find the soil is quite a servant for us as producers and help us with our dollars and cents.” This project is about soil fertility, crop production, and beef production. And would beef bring a better dollar than crops? With the project, nitrogen fertilizer was not applied to continuous spring wheat in years four and five, and the rotation wheat did not receive N fertilizer in years three to five. They were able to save nitrogen, save fertilizer costs, and improve our yields

“It’s a very dynamic system going on in that soil, and we know it is going on during the growing season, especially the peak when we need the most nutrient available,” Cihacek said. “It is not there because we did not apply commercial fertilizer. Organic matter has carbon in it. Plant roots are very leaky, and they “leak out a lot of stuff that feeds microorganisms. Organic matter is a very complex structure, and it is where our nutrients are stored.”

Even more, it is the glue that holds together soil particles. It also makes our soil feels softer, and allows water to infiltrate, acting like a sponge.

“There is a lot of space in that sponge for water to stay in the soil,” he said.

Cihacek said as a soil fertility specialist, he deals with plant nutrients. Organic matter pulls in plant nutrients. Many of soil nutrients, including sulfur, phosphorus and nitrogen, are part of that organic matter.

“Organic matter comes from plant residues, dead plants. When it breaks down, it releases plant nutrients for the crops. We are trying to figure out how these nutrients cycle through.”

Nutrients that are required for the plants are also required for microorganisms.

“Microorganisms are just living things, like any other living organisms, like us people and cattle. So the organic matter contains these nutrients in the amounts needed and is a storehouse for plant nutrients,” Cihacek said.

The other thing organic matter does for microorganisms is as a food source for them. There are sugars, cellulose, starches – all meant to help break down and release nutrients.

“It is a complete circle of life,” he said.

The other thing necessary for microbial activity is nitrogen. N makes up protein and animals require that to make muscle. The microbes need that N to be active.

“You can have all the carbon in the world but you won’t have microbial activity unless you have adequate nitrogen,” he added. “Everyone has seen where there is a heavy crop of straw. It is plowed down and then the grower has to apply enough nutrients, nitrogen particularly. But the next crop is still somewhat nitrogen deficient."

That’s because those microbes are in the soil, breaking down the OM. As they break down the OM, microbes use up all the nitrogen that is in the soil.

"You have this banquet table with lots of food. The people in the front get the best food and the people in the back might not get anything at all,” he said.

Microbes are at the front of the banquet table and they are going to eat up all the nitrogen before the plants can eat it. When there is crop yellowing after incorporation of heavy residues - that is an indication of N deficiency. The key to soil health is good soil OM.

“One of the things I’ve done is try to figure out how to increase soil OM,” Cihacek said. “I’m not sure if we can solve the world’s problems by taking the CO2 out of the air and putting the OM in the soil. But I do know one thing - if we can increase organic matter, we can increase the productivity of our soil. Even on soils that are marginally productive,” Cihacek said.

You can view the entire arcticle published by Farm and Ranch Guide at Farm and Ranch Guide - Soil Microbes, first ones at the banquet table.

Written by Shelby Fuss on October 17, 2016.

 

Start your winter wheat with our Premium Starters!

We offer four liquid starters: 9-24-3, 6-24-6, 9-18-9 and 3-18-18. They are all clean, affordable supplements designed to build soil quality and improve crop performance. These liquid nutrients provide for more even coverage and even flow. The nutrients are immediately available to the plant during the critical, early growth stages. These can be applied with most herbicides, insecticides and fungicides.

  • Recommended for in furrow, beside the row or foliar applications.
  • Salt index less than 35 percent
  • Zero heavy metals • Low pH • Non-toxic

Tank Purchase Agreements are available! $2000.00 credit to purchase a storage tank or starter system. This credit will be applied in full against the first Royal-Grow order placed. In exchange, the customer must agree to purchase a minimum of one 4,500 gallon load from Royal-Grow annually. The signed agreement will remain effective for a minimum of two years.

Contact our team of experts to recieve the September price for all liquid starters - 888-292-5760 | info@royal-grow.com.

Written by Shelby Fuss on September 15, 2016.

 

Make Plans to Attend Royal-Grow Customer Appreciation Events!

We would like to invite you to attend our upcoming field days and customer appreciation events. During the events, JJ Stoeckl and Jared McGlothlin will be available to answer questions, discuss results and help you plan a yield enhancement program for your crops and forage.

  • August 18, 2016 - Customer Appreciation Day at Kremlin Community Center in Kremlin, OK | 9:00 a.m.
  • August 24, 2016 - Royal-Grow Field Day at S&Z Farms, LLC in Deerefield, MO. 6:00 p.m.
  • September 1, 2016 - Royal-Grow Field Day in Pocasset, OK. Time TBD.

Written by Shelby Fuss on August 11, 2016.

 

Need help eliminating stubborn Pigweed?

Gain better control of herbicide tolerant weeds with Herbicide Booster Generation 3! Herbicide Booster is designed with advanced technology to aid the herbicide in quickly shutting down the plants metabolic system, killing the plant tissue and penetrating all the way to the roots. Call JJ or Jared for more information about this surfactant. 888-292-5760

pigweed killed

This Pigweed was eliminated with a treatment of 32 ounces Powermax and Herbicide Booster!

Written by Shelby Fuss on August 4, 2016.

 

Boost soybean yields this season

Foliar feeding should be the last step that every great soybean grower should consider to increase yields. If you have properly managed the soil and crops this season, then a foliar feed could boost your soybean yields. Properly timed foliar applications make a good yield even better!

The following factors will help growers achieve top soybean yields:

  • Healthy, biologically active soil – Use Royal-Grow Enzyme Max and Sweetener
  • Balanced fertility – Contact a Royal-Grow agronomist to discuss soil test results and create a custom yield enhancement program.
  • Plenty of moisture during growing season – Reduce compaction with Royal-Grow soil enhancement products.
  • Control weeds and insect pressure

SAVE TIME AND MONEY!

The ability to mix and apply Royal-Grow foliar fertilizers with late season herbicide applications is one of the biggest benefits of foliar feeding soybeans. All Royal-Grow products are compatible with herbicides, insecticides and fungicides. Don’t forget to add our superior Herbicide Booster surfactant to all herbicide applications. In crop scenarios, this surfactant has helped eliminate tolerant weeds like Mare’s Tail, Kochia, Pigweed and Waterhemp.

Written by Shelby Fuss on July 27, 2016.

 

Royal-Grow is growing a sustainable enviornment for your plants!

Royal-Grow is a yield enhancement company that focuses beyond traditional NPK and lime products. Our manufacturer has over 35 years of experience developing microbial and bio-stimulant products. Our team focuses on rebuilding the organic matter and microbial life, so your crops and forage can grow in a healthier, more sustainable environment.

How can you benefit from Royal-Grow this season?

  • Enhance your crop and forage yields
  • Build stronger, healthier and biologically active soil
  • SAVE MONEY - Reduce input costs and increase net profit
  • Receive on-farm visits and recommendations from Royal-Grow agronomists throughout the season

Royal-Grow has proven success in different states and with various crops and forage. Results are validated by major seed companies and universities.

Written by Shelby Fuss on June 17, 2016.

 

Royal-Grow announces new and advanced generation of herbicide adjuvant.

Royal-Grow, a foliar fertilizer and soil enhancement company in Tulsa, Okla., announces the creation of the third generation of Herbicide Booster. This advanced herbicide adjuvant is a necessity for all crop and forage producers.

The third generation of Herbicide Booster is designed with smaller particles to blend quickly with all types of herbicide chemistry. It has a contact to surface absorption time of less than 40 seconds. The new and improved adjuvant, works on all types of seasonal and perennial weeds. It is designed to take to the herbicide’s active ingredient deeper into the plant, resulting in a harder kill.

“Herbicide Booster succeeds when other products fall short,” said Jared McGlothlin, Royal-Grow representative. “Herbicide Booster is an adjuvant that works by aiding the penetration of the herbicide, allowing it to work more efficiently.”

This adjuvant can be added directly to the spray tank. Always mix the adjuvant with herbicide first, then add proper amount of water and mix well. Herbicide Booster - Generation 3, has a recommended application rate of 2 ounces per acre. One 2.5 gallon container will cover approximately 160 acres.

In pasture trials, a desired kill has been achieved with minimal rates of herbicide when applied with Herbicide Booster at 2 ounces per acre. A similar response has been found in crop scenarios such as burn down or when dealing with resistant weeds, such as Mare’s Tail, Kochia and Waterhemp, McGlothlin said.

Click here to view Herbicide Booster video demonstration and research data.

Written by Shelby Fuss on May 24, 2016.

 

JJ and Jared highly recommend the use of Enzyme Max in crop and forage production

Enzyme Max is a new product in the Royal-Grow line. It is a powerful and affordable biological that alleviates the effects of compaction, increases nutrient uptake and promotes healthier plant growth. Enzyme Max is an advanced composition of minerals, essential nutrients, humic acids and 36 different strains of live microbes. The microbes are dorman until application

Written by Shelby Fuss on May 10, 2016.

 

Royal-Grow customer results published in Progressive Farmer.

Boots and Jon Kelley worked with Royal-Grow to develop a detailed fertility plan that helped the producers double the Oklahoma state average wheat yield in 2015.

“Hands down, it was the highest average bushel per acre yield that we have received off of this farm,” Jon Kelley said. “This year we did not use a fungicide or a starter fertilizer, so we still feel like there is room to grow.“

Kelley applied a top-dress program consisting of Royal-Grow bio-stimulants for $30 per acre, said J.J. Stoeckl, Royal-Grow sales representative. This resulted in an average of 35 bushels per acre yield increase. They are already noticing outstanding results in 2016 and are hoping for another great year. The 2016 wheat is measuring 84 wheat heads per square foot.

View Progressive Farmer article.

 

Written by Shelby Fuss on May 6, 2016.

 

2016 Season Updates

In Bartlesville, Okla., producer Jon Kelley is starting to see outstanding results again! He measured 84 wheat heads to a square foot and 30 to 40 berries per head on April 11, 2016.

Plant 16_Royal-Grow wheat

 

Royal-Grow promotes faster emergence. Royal-Grow customers planted corn on April 9, 2016. They applied Royal-Grow starter 6-24-6, Sweetener and Enzyme Max in-furrow. The corn sprouted two days later on April 11, 2016.

Royal-Grow corn promotes faster emergence

 

Enzyme Max is exceeding customer's expectations! Both fields below were treated turkey litter. However, the field on the left also received an additional 12.8 ounces of Enzyme Max. Enzyme Max is a biological that alleviates the effects of compaction, increases nutrient uptake and promotes healthier plant growth. This product is an advanced composition of minerals, essential nutrients, humic acids and 36 strains of live microbes.

Written by Shelby Fuss on April 19, 2016.

 

Royal-Grow is a pioneer in soil health.

Managing soil health is the easiest and most effective method for enhancing crop and forage production. Crops and forage are heavily dependent on healthy and biologically active soil.

Royal-Grow is a Tulsa based foliar fertilizer company that has a strong focus on microbial enhancement. Royal-Grow’s manufacturer is a pioneer with over 35 years of experience developing microbial and bio-stimulant products that are exceeding customer’s expectations.

"Royal-Grow’s products enhance yields, while also taking a step in the right direction to improve the soil and environment," said Keith Hickson, Royal-Grow representative. "Our company focuses on the biology of the soil. We strive to rebuild the organic matter and microbial life, so the plants and crops can grow in a healthier environment," he said.

Royal-Grow Enzyme Max is a natural, liquid biological that alleviates the effects of compaction, increases nutrient uptake, and promotes healthier plant growth. This product is an advanced composition of minerals, essential nutrients, humic acids, and 36 different strains of live microbes, which are dormant until application. This liquid blend is hassle-free and ready to use right out of the container. It is also compatible with other treatments.

Big Soy Sweetener is a new product in the Royal-Grow line, it is OMRI certified. Big Soy is a specially formulated, cold processed sweetener that delivers a health boosting shot of energy to invigorate plants. Available as a powder and a liquid, Big Soy increases the plant’s BRIX level and enables it to grow into a stronger and healthier plant.

Traditional production practices have depleted soil biological life with the overuse of high salt chemicals, heavy tillage, and the failure to add sufficient organic matter to the soil. It is important for producers to consider the negative effects of high salt inputs, and start using low salt products that do not damage the soil or environment.

Producers are using Royal-Grow as a cost effective management practice for crop and forage production. For more information about Royal-Grow starters, foliar fertilizers and biologicals, contact a Royal-Grow representative at 1-888-292-5760 or info@royal-grow.com.

Written by Shelby Fuss on March 12, 2016.

 

Herbicide Booster is a must have adjuvant for all producers!

Herbicide Booster is a 21st century surfactant that gains better control of herbicide resistant weeds. It provides faster absorption for the targeted weeds and promotes 2-3 times deeper plant penetration. The Herbicide Booster surfactant works on all types of seasonal and perennial weeds. Using 21st century technology, the Herbicide Booster particles mix very quickly with the herbicide’s active ingredient. The contact to surface absorption time is less than 40 seconds. This results in a higher kill rate.

Herbicide Booster has had success eliminating Mare’s tail, Kochia, pigweed, blackberry bushes and much more! Customers can actually decrease the herbicide application rate when using Royal-Grow’s Herbicide Booster. In the following video, Jared McGlothlin, Royal-Grow Representative, explains the benefits and application rates for Herbicide Booster.

Written by Jared McGlothlin on February 12, 2016.