In addition to my normal fertilizer I sprayed my hay pastures with SEA-90. I feel like it was well worth it and gave me a great return. On my first cutting I cut 5 bales to the acre (4' x 6' bales). My volume continued to be very good for my other two cuttings. I also sprayed my blueberry bushes and my yard. My blueberry bushes produced more berries than ever before and I got several comments on how good my yard looked and that has never happened before. I will be using SEA-90 again this year.
We are very happy with the results of feeding SEA-90 in the water for our 4000 pasture-broilers. Basically I couldn't find a crooked toe anywhere - just perfect, body-supporting, yellow three-pronged feet! (this was not the case during previous years even with Fertrell Poultry Nutri-Balancer in the feed)
We also used SEA-90 in our pasture pigs feed and water and the pigs almost entirely quite rooting! This opens up a lot of grazing possibilities!
We are also feeding it to the cattle, and I'm expecting calving time will tell us more.
I'm using SEA-90 as a kitchen and table salt and made Sole which I take every morning as part of my prenatal plan (expecting in April). I really DO look forward to that drink and it does not leave me thirsty at all like too much refined salt would.
For 2012 and 2013, two dry years, we averaged 6 tons per acre of alfalfa. After each cutting we foliar fed 6 lbs per acre of Sea-90. This fall we granular fed 80 lbs per acre and can't wait to see what happens next year. The 2013 wheat had a test weight of 63.5 lbs compared to others in the area that only averaged in the high 50's. We are sold on SEA-90 and couldn't be happier with the results.
I dumped part of a bag of sea 90 in my pasture last year to see if I could notice a difference. Well, I honestly couldn't until recently. Here is a current pic of the spot. Kind of amazing - the livestock ate all the SEA-90 and all the grass underneath it and around it plus dug a hole in an attempt to find more.
I j ust wanted to let you know that Sam figured out how to get full spray capacity on his new-to-him sprayer...he just shut the agitator off!! It's been a long time since he ran a sprayer on his parents conventional farm :)
Heres a picture of grass that had a large chicken pen with a water nipple line on it for a day and the nipples drip when the chickens drink! (it never did this without Sea90 in the water!) very cool!!
These are photos of a field we used to test SEA-90 to see what it would do. The photos were taken during late August, 2012. No rain since May, so it was very dry. We sprayed this in late May and had possibly one inch of rain shortly thereafter. We applied only SEA- 90 at a rate of about 10 lbs per acre and sprayed down the middle of the field. You can see the difference between the treated area and the non-treated area. It is putting it mildly to say that we are very satisfied with the results.
John talks about his pasture improvements with SEA-90 foliar fertilizer
I sprayed my peanut hay this year with 5 pounds of SEA-90 per acre and 20 gallons of water along with my normal fertilizer mix. It appeared to grow better than ever before and I measured the relative feed quality (RFQ) and it tested at 201. The best I'd ever seen previously was 160 (RFQ)
"....we are completely satisifed with SEA-90. Our hay ground was the only hay in the area to produce more than the previous year. Some fields that had commercial fertilizer produced up to a third less becasue of the lack of moisture." Jerrod W.
Ron won Ub Gus category, Legume Baleage, at the 2010 Southeastern Hay Contest with the following results: crude protein 16.6%, TDN 52.3%, RFQ 112. Ron also offers his sheep a combination of SEA-90 mineral, baking soda, and diatomaceous earth. Ron P.
Defuniak Springs, FL
Donnie reports that virtually none of his hay has been wasted since he began using SEA-90. Despite being baled and stored for two years, it is still lush and green and in just-harvested condition. He has not seen any mold develop in the baled moist hay. Donnie also observed that after applying SEA-90, his pasture greened up earlier than any of his neighbors. Donnie C.
“…..we decided to convert a 12-acre pasture to native grass (Big Bluestem) through a program sponsored by the Missouri Dept of Agriculture. We sprayed the entire 12-acre pasture twice during early spring with five lbs SEA-90 per acre. During the last week of May we killed all the grass in the field and mowed allowing the dead grass to decompose in the field. Utilizing a no-till method we drill-seeded the Big Bluestem during the second week of June. In September, the State conservation specialist visited our farm to inspect the field. For his records, the agent observed and noted that our 12-acre field was the best Big Bluestem he had seen in 2008. Additionally, the Big Bluestem had five ft tall seed heads the first year after planting; something he had never seen. Normally, the grass did not put seed heads on until the second year. He wanted to know if I had done anything different outside of their recommendtion. I told him that I sprayed with SEA-90; in my opinion that is the only thing that could have made a difference." Gary T.
Mountain View, MO
“…..I applied SEA-90 to my pasture with a broadcaster in strips. I noted a definite color difference (darker green) where I had applied it so it was a sure thing it was from the SEA-90.” Kathie A.
“…..I sprayed five pounds of SEA-90 per acre on alfalfa for less than $2 per acre and harvested seven cuttings and experienced a protein increase of up to 25 percent. I also offer it to my dairy cows twice per day as a mineral, and they are healthier than I’ve ever seen them!” Larry S.
“…..I sprayed five pounds of SEA-90 per acre for less than $2, and grazed 73 head of cattle on an eight-acre pasture for six days. After moving the cattle off, there was still enough grass left to bale hay. I’ve also been giving it to my cattle as mineral and they look better than ever!” Mitch F.
“…..I have been experimenting with your sea minerals. We have seven steers, about 800-900 pounds each and growing. I spread SEA-90 sea minerals in an area of approximately 50x50 in a 12-acre pasture. The steers did not see me as I applied the sea mineral, but they found it on their own. The grass in this area is shaved while the adjacent is at normal height.” Joe H.
“…..been spreading SEA-90 sea minerals on a buffalo pasture at Onondaga Nation in central New York. After one month the grasses were knee high except the test plot, which was only an inch or two. At first, from a distance, I feared that I killed or stunted the vegetation, but closer inspection revealed the buffalo chewed the test plot down to this short height, and soil conditions suggested they were licking the soil, even rolling in the test plot. The buffalo ignored all the other adjacent pasture and only ate the grasses in the treated area. When I began to leave, I looked back to see the buffalo standing in the test plots and looking at us as if asking, "where are more of those tasty minerals?" David Y.
East Greenbush, NY
“…..I applied SEA-90 to my fields after our first cutting, at a rate of four pounds in 20 gallons of water per acre, and reduced my fertilizer costs by 50 percent with increased hay production. The first cutting from a field with commercial fertilizer produced 80 round bales, while the same field with SEA-90 and without fertilizer produced 156 round bales. I harvested 387 bales off one 70 acre field. I experienced much better hay production from the SEA-90 fields." Merle G.
“…..I applied 100 lbs of SEA-90 per acre on my hay ground this spring and was very impressed with the vitality of the crop….. and my customers are pleased with the quality and tell me their livestock show a definite preference for my hay. Jeff Z.
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