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Calcium Products - Items filtered by date: March 2011

Dr. Kremer's Talk and Slides

For those of you that were unable to attend Dr. Kremer's talk earier this month, here is the lecture recording and slides from the presentation.

A recording of the 2011 Staniforth Memorial Lecture is now available as a podcast from the Iowa State University Department of Agronomy podcast page. Podcast http://www.agron.iastate.edu/news/podcasts/media/staniforthfixed_sm.mp4

Dr Kremer's slides can be downloaded as a PDF as well:

2011 Staniforth Lecture http://www.agron.iastate.edu/news/events/2011staniforth_sm.pdf

The lecture was presented by Dr. Robert J Kremer, a soil microbiologist at USDA-ARS and the University of Missouri, Columbia. His presentation, "Glyphosate Interactions Beyond Weed Control: Current State of Knowledge,"

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SO4 Sales Available to Prepaid Customers Only

It's our regret to inform our customers that we will only be able to provide SuperCal SO4 to customers that are prepaid. If you do not have your product prepaid you will not be able to get product.

We expect to open sales to all customers in June. We will keep you posted if anything changes.

If you have any questions, please call you sales rep or our offices at 800-255-8196

Also with this weekend being Easter we will be closed Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd of April. We will close at 5 pm on Friday so please have your trucks in line by 4 pm.

Thanks for another great spring!
 

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Spring is Taking a Break!

Last week was in the 70's and we thought planting was near. Today it's 3+ inches of snow on the ground and it's still coming. Many of the schools are letting out. Larry can remember when it snowed on Mememorial Day weekend when he was a kid. A farmer freind of mine mentioned that he was always told not to plant corn before Easter. I have heard of the 7 weeks of rain on Easter, but was not aware of the don't plant before Easter saying.

 

The Gilmore City Plant Entrance

 

The Town of Gilmore City

 

 

Yield Starts Here is a blog for farmers, focusing on increasing yield and profitability by focusing on the soil. It is managed by Craig Dick, a Blogronomist and Sales and Marketing Manager at Calcium Products. Find other articles by Craig and guest writers at http://blog.calciumproducts.com/ .

 

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ISA On-Farm Network Radio Spot

This year we have teamed up with the Iowa Soybean Association's On-Farm Network. They will be testing what effect sulfur has on crop yields.

Here is a short radio spot we did with them at their 2011 conference.

http://www.isafarmnet.com/2011OFNConf/audio/CraigDick.mp3

If you'd like more information about getting a trial on your farm
http://www.calciumproducts.com/about-us/newsroom/item/564-isa-on-farm-network-testing-supercal-so4/564-isa-on-farm-network-testing-supercal-so4

More on Sulfur
http://www.calciumproducts.com/resources/research-and-development/calcium-products-blog/itemlist/category/26-sulfur

 
Yield Starts Here is a blog for farmers, focusing on increasing yield and profitability by focusing on the soil. It is managed by Craig Dick, a Blogronomist and Sales and Marketing Manager at Calcium Products. Find other articles by Craig and guest writers at http://blog.calciumproducts.com/ .
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Don Huber in Wisconsin April 26th to 29

In case you missed Bob Kremer last night at Iowa State, if your in Wisconsin you have multiple opportunites to hear from Don Huber. One of our dealers forwarded this invitation:

This event is sponsored by  GrassWorks Inc. Daniel Olson, Board Member, 920-676-2516

GrassWorks 501(c)3 non-profit membership organization that works to support education, on-farm research, and adoption of managed grazing. It is a voice for sustainable farming. www.grassworks.org 

Cost is $15 per person at the door and includes lunch/snacks.
Financial sponsors of this event include Organic Valley, Agri-Energy Resources, Draam Corp., Masters Choice and Byron Seeds. 

This presentation is intended for all farmers, and anyone interested in the quality of the food produced by our farms. See this provocative presentation at one of these four locations:

Speaker: Dr. Don M. Huber
Professor Emeritus, Plant Pathologist Purdue University
APS Coordinator, USDA NPDRS program and coordinator for the Emergent Diseases and 
Pathogens Committee of the American Phytopathological


Tuesday April 26th, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: Eau Claire County Exposition Center - 5530 Fairview Drive, Eau Claire, WI
Contact Brian J. Brezinski, Grazing Lands Specialist, (715) 579-2342 Kevin Mahalko
Grazing Education Specialist (715) 225-9879 Cell Phone

Wednesday April 27th, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.
Location: Marathon County UWEX Complex, Rooms 1 & 2, 212 River Drive, Wausau, WI
Contact Paul Daigle, 715-261-6006
Thursday, April 28th, 10:30 am to 2:30 pm.
Location: Marsh Haven Nature Center, W10145 Hwy. 49, Waupun WI 53963
Contact Fred Depies 920-418-2718

Thursday April 28th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (evening)
Location: The LGI room [uc-114] UW Fond du Lac, 400 University Drive, Fond du Lac.
Contact Daniel Olson 920-676-2516

Friday, April 29th 1:00-4:00 pm.
Location: North Eastern Technical College, 2740 West Mason Street, Green Bay, WI 54307. Enter at Student Center (SC) main doors, proceed to rm SC128.
Contact Valerie Dantoin Adamski, 920-498-5568
 
 
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Pelletized lime, How quickly does it react?

 
Since not all pellet limes are the same we first need to talk about the properties of lime that is used. One of the most important characteristics of minerals is particle size. If you are like me, you slept through physics class and surface area to volume ratio may not mean much. However it is vitally important to how quickly lime reacts.
 
Surface area to volume ratio is a relatively simply property that is very important. It's why your wife can be cold while your sweating. Why road rock doesn't break down very fast, why sand leaches and clay doesn't let go of fertilizer.
 
Surface area to volume ratio is also important when choosing a fertilizer or soil amendment.  The surface-area-to-volume ratio is an important factor for the reactivity or the rate at which the chemical reaction will  take place. 
 
Materials with large surface area to volume ratios (e.g., very small diameter, like the base lime in SuperCal 98G) react at much faster rates than larger materials, because more particle surface is available to react. An example is grain dust; while grain is not typically flammable, grain dust is explosive. Another example is steel wool. Steel wool will burn, but take a nail and try and light it on fire. It take a lot of time and a lot of heat to get that nail to just melt.
 
Many people think that a ton of lime is a ton of lime. So why don't they just dump a 1 ton boulder in the field and call it limed? The finer the lime the more complete and quicker the reaction.
 
In an article by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (published 30/03/2004) 'Reactivity is controlled by the electrons and electronic structure of the particles, which changes as the particle gets smaller,' Madden explains. In a smaller hunk of matter, more of the atoms are at the surface.'
 
In this test, we are showing how reactive a product is.
 
The rate at which the acid reacts with the limestone, dolomite of other calcareaous earth formation, is a function of acid concentration, temperature, velocity, the particular type of calcareous material or rock, and the rock surface area to volume ratio.
 
In other words, when you have small pure particles it just works better!
 
Yield Starts Here is a blog for farmers, focusing on increasing yield and profitability by focusing on the soil. It is managed by Craig Dick, a Blogronomist and Sales and Marketing Manager at Calcium Products. Find other articles by Craig and guest writers at http://blog.calciumproducts.com/ . 
 

 

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Glyphosate Interactions Beyond Weed Control: Current State of Knowledge

Most of the conversations had in the hallways at meetings this winter involved glyphosate.

We have been following this debate for over 2 years now. This spring Iowa State is giving you the opportunity to learn what one of the top researchers on the subject has to say on the topic.

Dr. Robert Kremer, USDA-ARS; University of Missouri will be discussing, Glyphosate Interactions Beyond Weed Control: Current State of Knowledge, on Wednesday, April 14, 2011 at 4:10pm on the Iowa State University campus, Kildee Hall Room 125.  A reception will follow the presentation in the Agronomy Commons.

The Twenty-Second Annual David W. Staniforth Memorial Lecture 

We encourage growers and agronomist to attend this lecture and learn the latest on glyphosate interactions.

 

Yield Starts Here is a blog for farmers, focusing on increasing yield and profitability by focusing on the soil. It is managed by Craig Dick, a Blogronomist and Sales and Marketing Manager at Calcium Products. Find other articles by Craig and guest writers at http://blog.calciumproducts.com/ .

 

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