1994 I remember, Leon Bird came to me with this new inoculant called America's Best. Everything I put it on increased yield about 3 bushels. That is pretty significant for a biological product to have that much impact. I can't imagine the amount of money that one little finding has done for agriculture. Dr. David Kuykendall should be proud and I hope he is.
A whole new company was born from those findings and a whole new way of life for me and many of my friends. I would never plant soybeans without an ABM Inoculant on it it. It was not very long after that, I read of a new fungi discovered by another scientist that also improves plant roots. It is a fungi that is found in healthy soil called trichoderma. I told Leon about that discovery and that product was added to the company inventory. I would never plant a seed without an ABM trichoderma on it now, either.
Another fellow posted a picture of his radish root he planted in August. No wonder he is impressed with its growth. Radish came to our farm about ten years after the inoculants. I even plant it with my wheat seed now because "something magical happens when a radish sprouts." It's about healthy soil fungi,too like I get with SabrEx on the seed.
I would have to agree with 9670guy on his post.
scale. you have to be able to measure differences, you can't always see them.
changing the way you fertilize."
Some people have used four of those practices all their life but it's amazing when you realize the value of them for yourself. The other one is brand new technology that has changed every one's life whether they realize it or not. That is the Internet.
My blog and my whole post today came about after the invention of the Internet. I use it almost every day of my life and did find it when I bought my first computer and modem in the year the original poster cited, 1995.
I wonder what the next big thing will be "down on the farm?"