As we begin preparations for next season, rising fertilizer costs are top of mind for our farmers. Fertilizer prices have skyrocketed as much as 300% in some areas, American Farm Bureau reports in a recent Market Report. In California, AgAlert reports that UN 32 has tripled in price “and could go higher,” on account of high demand. Given that fertilizer costs account for approximately 15% of total cash costs in the U.S., according to USDA data, “fertilizer prices are the number one issue on farmers’ minds." To overcome soaring fertilizer costs and availability issues, Holloway has seen a number [...]
Part of three generations of Holloway employees, Terry celebrated 50 years of service on Dec. 18; He will remain with company as senior advisor (April 19, 2022) – Holloway President Vard Terry has announced his retirement after 50 years with the company. Terry, who started at Holloway on Dec. 18, 1971, celebrated his 50th anniversary with the Central California-based company this past December. He officially retired on April 1, 2022. While Terry will be stepping away from his full-time post, he will continue working with the staff as a senior advisor this year – Holloway’s 90th as a company. “Holloway [...]
Trial Shows Holloway Original Dihydrate Outperforms Anhydrite Alternative During the 2019 season, Holloway’s agronomy team conducted a Gypsum trial on a customer almond orchard to test the amount of plant-available calcium from various forms and amounts of Gypsum. This test plot consisted of a 77-acre block of almonds divided into five sections, each consisting of a dozen rows of mature, full-producing trees. The trial showed Holloway Original Dihydrate Gypsum maintained or improved calcium tissue levels, outperforming Anhydrite alternative that saw decreased calcium as season progressed.
A note from our CEO Brian Maxted, on National Soil Health Day: (June 23, 2021) — Today is a great opportunity to recognize the importance of our soils and identify ways to remediate the changes we’ve made to our ground, the lack of organic matter for our crops, and the need to make serious changes to the way we manage the soil profile. Farmers and ranchers in the U.S. manage nearly 900 million acres of soil, and we have a great opportunity beneath our boots to improve soil management practices, enhance crop health, sequester carbon and advance our ground for [...]