Watch what can happen when growers partner with Holloway’s Agronomy team
Holloway Ag’s agronomists took soil samples from Tom Sandrini’s alfalfa farm because there were areas that were high producing and some that struggled. By analyzing the soil, they recommend and applied a gypsum-sulfur blend of soil amendments, as well as a compost blend to help improve yield.
In Sandrini’s first cutting, he produced 2,400 bales and his second cutting 18 days later was 1,000 more bales. All that without watering and only relying on the two irrigations that went in between the fields.
Thirty days later Sandrini did his third cut on his biggest field and it had more hay on the 30 day cycle than it did on the 48 day cycle. One of his smaller fields produced more than 460 bales two times in a row, when the previous year, without Holloway’s amendments, it had only done 400 bales total for the growing season.
On 12 acres he has gotten about 2.5 – 3 tons an acre in seven months using the prescription from Holloway Ag’s agronomy team.