Interview Allen Warren about his Soysoap Treated 50 Bushel Soybeans with Massive Roots.
Steve Moseley: Weíre standing here again with Alan Warren and talking about his soybean crop this year that he had treated with Soysoap. And then weíve got a couple of the plants that are in hand right here,
right now and you can notice the root system on these things and how thick the pods are on the plants and everything. And Alan, did you treat your soybeans this time?
Alan: I sprayed them one time with Soysoap at eight ounces. I didnít find out the beans were about six inches tall I guess for better. When I found out about the Soysoap and I sprayed them
I guess they were between ankle and knee high, they were about so tall when I sprayed them, right? And I planted my beans in 15-inch rows, and it didnít take long, it had the whole ground
covered. They canopied out, they canopied, and they grew good and flat and they had a good growth and it was roots like that you canít help but grow.
Steve Moseley: Right.
Alan: And it I would make known that that is not an end hill that yield came from the field. A lot of people will look at a plant like that say what happened and say
it was sitting it out by itself in the end, but that plant was in the field. Also seeding rate, I was planting about 74 pounds per acre. My extension agent says thatís too much. He says 50
to 60 pounds is great to plant.
Steve Moseley: Right.
Alan: And I was planting my beans on the thick side. There again you know, you can plant on the heavy side and get that kind of growth on a plant and thatís just that adds up to some beans.
Steve Moseley: Well I just pulled this up out of the field I just this is just a random plant that I pulled up out of field. Look at the root mass system on that. This does a lot of
things for the plant. You know, during the dry year youíve got the root system here to help feed this plant; you could just sustain it. And also the stock on it is as big as my thumb; youíre
going to have standability here.
Alan: Oh yeah.
Steve Moseley: Or the beans wonít get down.
Alan: Yeah. I mean last week we had a northeasterner come in and it blew 40 miles an hour for a day, solid day just about and all my beans were standing
up straight. Theyíre not blowing over; theyíre not even blowing over land. They were all up straight.
Steve Moseley: Weíre at the 20th of November here, and we walked out in your soybeans and Iíve noticed that there are very few pods that are that have broke open
on here and shattered open and to collect the beans out, there are very few pods throughout.
Alan: Yeah and if you noticed the clusters itís just like Freddie was saying earlier, those clusters just make that adds up to beans.
Steve Moseley: Yeah most of your beans are were four or five inches apart on the stock and these are like you know, like every three two or three inches. Youíve got a cluster of beans
on the stalk there.
Alan: Yeah and itís not just one bean pod its I mean thereís three together, thereís probably
Steve Moseley: 10 together.
Alan: 10 or 12 together right there. Itís just right on up to the top.
Steve Moseley: Yeah itís loaded with pods from top to bottom.
Alan: Thatís what makes beans.
Steve Moseley: Exactly.
Alan: And right Ė like you said right down to the bottom of the stalk. Just makes for a good manageable crop. A healthy plant is easy to manage.
Steve Moseley: And for 8.75 an acre investment, its pretty good return on your money and
Alan: Iíd say so. The extension agent came out earlier when they were drying up and extension agents were very, very conservative in my opinion. Theyíre not going to stick their neck out
and eat. I hadnít picked any yet so but he said a few weeks ago that you shouldnít have any trouble pushing 50 bushels for that; he said that and Iím expecting well above that.
Steve Moseley: Right exactly.
Alan: Weíll see, weíll see. But Iíve got high hopes I think theyíll do real well.
Steve Moseley: Very good, they look very good.
Alan: And Iím going to spray them next year, earlier and more often. I know Iíll spray my beans at least twice next year. If not three times because Iíll probably incorporate the soysoap
with the triphosphate in the ground up; right? Because weíre all having some resistant weeds in this area, and I think thatíll make it work better.
Steve Moseley: I think so too.
Alan: And not only are you doing a better job pulling your weeds but you are enhancing your plant life.