Every producer is looking for the edge when it comes to their crop. That’s all well and good, but it’s a pursuit that has to be balanced with a good level of realistic discernment. If that discernment isn’t there it can leave producers that are chasing that edge vulnerable to the “snake oil” or “silver bullet” approach. There are products that can help your crop along, but if used on their own as that magic solution, they can add cost upon cost with no real benefit to your crop.
We asked David Holshouser of Virginia Tech his opinion about some of the methods farmers are using to pursue that yield edge and whether they hold any merit or if they’re just “snake oils” or “magic bullets”.
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