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January Blog 2024

I decided to work on some shop projects today; forced to do so really due to the seven inches of snow on top of eighteen inches of mud outside. As I was doing so, I found myself rummaging through things that I’ll need less than ninety days from now. Items like seed dust, ingredients for starter fertilizer, opener blades that need to be put on my planter, and the list continues…

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We as farmers are notorious for being last minute thinkers, and I know that isn’t a good thing. I know that I have lost more than one opportunity due to an attitude of “Oh well, I’ll get that later”, or “When it rains I’ll have time to do that.” All the while proceeding to go and do something that generally doesn’t do much to move the business needle in a productive direction. This is really just me speaking from my own experience.

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I bought a marker board for my office and started writing goals in one column, daily tasks in another, and weekly tasks in the next. Even if I don’t get them all done; heck even though some days are total catastrophes, it still helps me keep an order to my thoughts, and it serves as a reminder for my priorities.

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One of the life coaches I have followed for years says to put goals on sticky notes and place them on your bathroom mirror. Something about seeing them and just the thought doing something in our brain helps align us with those goals of over due shop projects. I can attest to this working.

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I challenge you to try it. Both the sticky note deal and the marker board idea. Set some goals and write down some tasks. Some small ones and heck, set some big ones that seem impossible. I’ve had several big ones that when writing down I told myself “this is dumb, no way this is possible” that you know what? I’ll be darn if a couple of them have happened. Sticky notes are cheap and marker boards generally don’t break the bank. I promise, they’re good investments.

Josh Pretzer

CXO / Head of Distribution and Sales Acquisition

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Designed primarily as a plant starter, and for foliar application.  Young plants require high Phosphorus for proper growth; MASTERBLEND’s 9-45-15 low Nitrogen and high Phosphorus fit ehe needs of young plants very well.  This formula can also be used whenever soils indicate the need for elevated Phosphate levels

Specifically designed for use as a blossom booster for Orchids, but it should not be limited to just one plant species.  This works very well on all types of flowering material, especially when the grower requires improved bud set, bud count, and also better color and size of flowers.  Use MASTERBLEND 10-30-20 throughout the flowering stage, then switch back to the regular analysis when flowering is finished.  Fertilizer amounts need not be varied.

General Purpose formula that is designed for application with any sprayer, injector or proportioner.  This is an all-purpose formula, safe for all growing plants.  No sodium, sulfate or chloride is used in formulation.  The result is a balanced solution which will not “fall out” to clog equipment or soils.

Bio-Builder H is a Humic based formulation designed to fit the standard operation with a modest level of Catalyst and nutrients present to support most operations and scenarios.  Will blend with other nutrients and products as long as a PH level of 6.5 or greater is maintained.  Bio-Builder H can be a stand-alone product or an addition to your current starter program.  Bio-Builder H excels in most soils, however will really stand out in high PH environments.  This formulation is an excellent option for legumes.

Bio-Builder H+ is a stand-alone product.  As the workhorse of the class, it has been formulated with high PH soils, or higher salt environments in mind.  Bio-Builder H+ has also been designed with a higher level of Catalyst and salt-safeguarding components.  This formulation has shown great response in less than ideal conditions, or unhealthy soils.  However, it is not recommended to be combined with other products, as the higher concentrations of ingredients could cause blending or fall out issues.

Bio-Builder F is a companion product, designed with tank compatibility in mind.  This formulation blends very well with most products by utilizing the high water-soluble components of the Bio-Builder class.  All this is done while maintaining a high level of various catalysts to support a diverse soil biome.  Bio-Builder F tends to perform very well in high yield environments.

Seaweed extract is a natural fertilizer that can boost crop yields by providing essential micronutrients and growth hormones. Kelp can be applied through foliar spray, root drench or soil application, and has been shown to improve seed germination, growth, flowering and fruit yields.  Additionally, it promotes stress tolerance, pest and disease resistance, enhances soil structure and increases nutrient uptake.

Yucca acts as a natural surfactant, wetting agent, and plant bio-stimulant and is derived from a flowering desert plant.  Yucca has been shown to reduce plant stress from drought, heat and salinity.  It increases plant cell wall gas, and liquid exchange.  Applications to soil will assist in the infiltration and absorption of water and nutrients.  Yucca mixes well with most products. As always, jar testing is recommended before application.

Sugar’s general purpose is to supply a food source for soil microorganisms and support plant growth.  Active microbes will help to make soil nutrients more plant available.  Sugars also work in residue decomposition.  It is compatible with most products and can be used with a starter, foliar application or soil application.  As always, jar testing to ensure compatibility is recommended.