Thad Schutt

  • United States, WA, Royal City

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Thad Schutt Royal City, WA
11 months ago
There are many studies that show the benefits of compost and manure for soil, but at the rates given in the article are economically impractical (spreading alone would be about $9-10/ton so >$200/acre) and would not put the material into the soil in a no-till program. We have solved both issues and our research shows that much lower volumes show increased yields and increased soil health. A precision application through the drill at seeding has a similar effect that banding fertilizer does. At 40 lbs./acre (Compell) in no-till, dry land grain/oilseeds we are showing increased aggregation, increased nutrient uptake, and other benefits. Today we learned the WSU trials of our compost product at 40lbs/acre (about $8-10/acre cost) showed a 317lb. yield increase on winter canola.