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3 Reasons Why Fertrell’s Soil Tests are Better

If you have used our soil testing services at Fertrell, you have probably realized that we don’t process your soil tests at our facility. We have our customers send their soil samples to an independent laboratory for analysis. The soil analysis results we provide are not necessarily better than results from other reputable soil testing labs across the country. We do however make sure that the labs we work with provide a thorough analysis of your soil.

Hoof Boost

Colder weather will be here before we know it! As the temperatures decrease and winter approaches, winter problems come with them. One common winter occurrence is more hoof problems.

Garden Fertility: It’s not too late

By now for most of us it is feeling much like summer with vegetable crops out in the garden and starting to take off. Late spring and early summer are great times to review the fertilization that you did before planting and to make any adjustments. Hopefully you had a soil test and applied necessary amendments prior to planting or at planting; if you didn’t, there is still plenty of time to put down fertilizer.

Sulfur supplement for Livestock

   Sulfur is a key nutrient for all living creatures. It is an essential nutrient that we often overlook. For many years sulfur was free. It was being emitted by coal burning power plants, diesel fuel vehicles and other sources. This sulfur was caught in the clouds and returned to the earth by rainfall. However, this rain was acidic due to the sulfur dioxide and Nitric acid. The acid rain was causing negative side effects in lakes and water ways killing fish and reptiles in lakes and ponds. Also killing some types of trees and other vegetation. With acid rain causing environmental problems the EPA made laws and set restriction on sulfur and nitric acid emissions reducing the sulfur levels.

Early Blight and Late Blight Differences

Late blight is caused by Phytophtora spp, whereas early blight is caused by Alternia spp.  The most apparent differences are how they appear on your plant.  But what does this mean?  How do we identify it, how do we prepare for it, and how to we remedy it?

Tissue Tests

The bed is prepped, the seed is set, and the season is off to a great start. You feel proud and your crops look great. You do your duties and scout properly to make sure you have no unforeseen problems but finally you happen to notice

Help maintain your horse’s health using all-natural, sustainably produced products!

Kelp meal has been fed to livestock for over a century. Livestock farmers living near ocean coasts have seen the benefits of feeding seaweeds to their animals for years.  Kelp meal is one of the only plant species that is full of chelated minerals, vitamins, and phytonutrients to help maintain the health of your horse.

Spring Fling

Pasture season is going to come quick.  When it warms up every spring, I witness young stock chase because the fence was not walked and the young stock new to the pasture were out running all over the neighbor’s farms. 

Importance of Copper

Copper is an essential trace mineral that’s important for the growth of bones, body, and wool, healthy nerve fibers, coat pigmentation, and white blood cell function. It’s needed for all grazing livestock, including sheep!

Fertrell’s Liquid 3-4-3

Fertrell Liquid 3-4-3 is formulated to meet the nutritional demands of high producing crops in a liquid fertilization program, a supplemental drip or foliar program. It is a balanced NPK product that contains kelp, liquid humates, fish emulsion, and sodium nitrate. These provide a boost at planting time or during the growing season by increasing nutrient uptake and stimulating soil biology.

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The Fertrell Company blog is for farmers, backyard gardeners, and homesteaders alike. Learn from the experts on all things natural and organic for both soil and livestock.

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