Cotoran, an herbicide used to treat cotton crops, controls annual grasses and broadleaf weeds. Applied in spray form, the product can be effectively used before or after planting. Once applied, Cotoran will kill existing invasive weeds and grasses while preventing new growth from appearing without harming the crop. But Cotoran is not intended to be sprayed over the top but on the ground. The results of this only complicated the story below of how Soysoap was able to reverse the chemical damage. This is not the first reversal of chemical damage we have experience as well as improve the PH, mobilize nutrients and help really poor land. In 2012 on Corn Canopy had been improperly used and we were contacted by the spray company and we also able to reverse the chemical damage from misuse of the product.

2011 -Terry Mabus Oakland, Mississippi, Cotton Results Averaged 342 More Lbs Per Acre vs the control, Product: Soysoap, Plant: Cotton, Comments: Terry Mabus, cotton farmer had crops suffering from drought, cotoran top spray, low soil fertility, low PH, slow plant growth, and underdeveloped root systems. “My crop consultant advised me to plow the 60 acres under. I then learned about Soysoap and had to try it. Ten days after applying Soysoap to those 60 acres of cotton, I saw a definite difference in plant color and growth. Soysoap has reversed the damage of the improper use of Cotoran! I applied three applications to 150 acres of cotton and saw no potash deficiency in the crops treated with Soysoap. This product has made a believer out of me! My only regret is that I didn’t use it on all my crops which i will in 2012. I hope other farmers will try it,” said Mabus. Next year Mabus is using it on 600 acres or less depending on bean prices!

Durwood Gordon: My name is Durwood Gordon with Pico Ag Soysoap. Today I'm interviewing Terry Mabus the owner and operator of Mabus Farms out of Oakland, Mississippi and Terry I just want to talk to you about Soysoap a little bit. Was this your first year in trying Soysoap?

Terry Mabus: Yes it was you know I run into Cattlemans meeting that night and we got talking about it. And I've been told I had some cotton and I had some Cotoran damage on and it was looking really bad and that's how you know I started it.

Durwood Gordon: Well after you put it on how many days did it take to see a little change in that crop?

Terry Mabus: Well it really took about two weeks.

Durwood Gordon: Two weeks?

Terry Mabus: Yeah you know before you start it really seeing of course, of course this cotton you know really suffered as you remember looked at and so I feel like it probably takes a little longer you know when you're putting on something that's already you know kind of gotten left behind.

Durwood Gordon: Yeah well how was the dirt in that field was it pretty good soil.

Terry Mabus: No it was, it was some really just probably margin land at best you know it wasn't that good. PH was kind of bad on it and then I was trying to I had put some lime on it you know back in December with some chicken litter. I was trying to build the soil back up a little bit. With so much of rental ground and it really hadn't been taken care of so you know this wouldn't have been really good soil.

Durwood Gordon: Did you put it on some of your good cotton besides your poor cotton?

Terry Mabus: I did I was putting it out and, and I said well it didn't help some cotton here it ought to help some cotton that really wouldn't suffer that bad. So I put it on some cotton that looked good at the time that I put it on there. And it just went right on got a good color to it and, and it never looked bad at that time you know.

Durwood Gordon: You know we were talking earlier one time about how, how you caught yourself the suggestion you planted 68 acres up that looked so bad and poor part and later what did he come back and say ask you about that cotton?

Terry Mabus: Well.

Durwood Gordon: About the color?

Terry Mabus: Well after consultant did recommend -- the cotton was looking so bad that he thought well plant it over. And, and it was the 1st of June and I just couldn't -- did more. He thought about planting over although it probably at the time didn't look like it it might have been better to plant it over. But so we tried the Soysoap on it and it did really made a difference. And we got this cotton back on its feet and we got some good rains in there. So but to answer your question I didn't tell my consultant that I put this Soysoap on here, well I asked him about it and he said that he couldn't recommend it; didn't know enough about it. So I just didn't, I didn't tell him I'd it put on there and later on the year he come along and said, "I don't know what has happened to this cotton but it's got a phenomenal look about it." And then that's when I had to tell him I said to him, "I did apply Soysoap three times at the recommended rate," and you know he just couldn't believe it he thought I had you know maybe some more fertilizer or something like that. I put the same thing in as I did on all of it.

Durwood Gordon: Well good that's one thing with value once you try it you like it it's just actually try it to see how it works.

Terry Mabus: Yeah.

Durwood Gordon: And what else did you think about it after you used it you looked at it and now you getting a beautiful crop in?

Terry Mabus: Well I think it's a really good product I think it's good too if you get in a safe device or something that has happened to your cotton. And it's not growing it's not looking good. You know I have seen where -- this branch cut out you know from a stress situation. I have seen where the hip -- gotten where it's been through a dry spell and it's hanging on a little bit longer until you can get a rain. I think if you put it out cotton soil that's looking good I think it will look good when you harvest. You know it's just it makes it whole that fruit.

Durwood Gordon: That's what I was going to ask you about that fruit, it looks like it was holding poor on land it looks like you might still have a few left in those - golly its full from top to bottom on all that stuff.

Terry Mabus: Yeah it really looks good I mean if you farm cotton you just have going to have to try something.

Durwood Gordon: It's hard.

Terry Mabus: Is hard to tell people you know what it will do or what it won't do and the only way you're going to find out is try it yourself.

Durwood Gordon: Do you have any regrets about the Soysoap this year?

Terry Mabus: I have put it on about 150 acres and a farm about 700 and I wished I had put it out on all of it.

Durwood Gordon: It's your regret?

Terry Mabus: Yeah.

Durwood Gordon: All right that's a pretty good recommendation.

Terry Mabus: That's about it.

Durwood Gordon: That's great so I assume you're going to be using it next year on the cotton?

Terry Mabus: Yeah I'm going to use some more next year I guarantee that.

Durwood Gordon: Well Terry I have enjoyed working with you this year and I appreciate your help and your truthiness you told us about this product. Because most people see it how it works you see people like you and the reputation you do of being honest and not scared to try a new products. That means a lot to me it really means a lot to that company.

Terry Mabus: Yeah.

Durwood Gordon: And I'll thank you from the bottom of my heart I surely do.

Terry Mabus: I thank you too for your good products and, and I'd really want to see a lot of more of it used.

Durwood Gordon: Thank you so much.

Terry Mabus: Very well.

Durwood Gordon: I'd like to see that cotton out there just get her the outward view of that cotton real quick.

Terry Mabus: It s beautiful day and we had a beautiful fall all we need now is pickin.

Durwood Gordon: That's a beautiful crop there.

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