2011 - Tobacco 700 More Pounds and Color - Corn - Soybeans 65 Bu Acre, John Smith of Smith Farms was the 2002 national farm bureau young farmer of the year.
We had wheat beans that were planted late that ended up 49.9 bushels. Consistency, Pounds, Color and Bushels is money!
700 More Pounds - Soybeans 65 Bu Acre, John Smith of Smith Farms was the 2002 national young farmer of the year. Consistency, Pounds, Color and Bushels is money! Even at $1.46 pound still get you $1036 more per
acre for $30 of Soysoap = ROI of 34 to 1!
Steve Moseley: We are standing here today with John Smith of Smith Farms here and John with the 2002 national farm bureau young farmer of the year.
John has been a two-year user for Soysoap product on a multiple of crops and everything and we just -- John I want to ask what's been your experience with the
Soysoap the last couple of years?
John Smith: One thing I like about the Soysoap is it's a more consistent program I grew a lot of dark fire tobacco and dark air cured tobacco and one
thing that I really noticed especially a lot of times we have variations in season and sometimes it's hard to get a really good color on our air cured tobacco.
And since I've gone to the Soysoap program I'm getting a more even cure and a more even cure and a more consistent color even on some tobacco that we cut earlier
and some tobacco that we cut later, it still all colors up really good. And on this dark tobacco once we put it in the barn we notice that the color comes through
a lot easier and that sort of thing, on the tobacco that we've used Soysoap on so the tobacco crop here is just pretty well a must it's all going to have Soysoap
on it. You know our corn yields and our bean crops that we've used Soysoap on we've seen increases in our yields on that. It's just a healthier plant a healthier
plant is going to lay more bushels at the end of the year and that's just something that you can say driving down the road on the test strips that we've done on
acres on -- you know we've gotten neighbors that come by and ask what the difference was and, and this bean versus that bean it's the same bean it's just we're
doing some trial strips on Soysoap and some it's not and it's just a big difference.
Steve Moseley: This year on the soybean trial that you did over here what was the difference between the treated and the untreated that you saw on bushel wise?
John Smith: It was pretty consistent on ten-bushel type of -- our earlier beans I had some group three beans that we spray twice the Soysoap and I averaged
really close to 65 bushels. And I was very pleased with that and some of the neighbors around that used the same bean, that a group three bean you know they were in
the 50's and that sort of thing. So I feel very confident that it's a -- that it's a ten-bushel gain. We had some wheat beans that were planted late that ended up
49.9 bushels with Soysoap and that was the best wheat bean I had this year.
Steve Moseley: On your tobacco we talk about how good it helps tobacco cure out. What did you wind up, what did you wind up on poundages here compared to
what you've done in previous years on your tobacco?
John Smith: It's been that's been a remarkable job but this year it looks like I'm going to be about 700 pounds more than what I've had in the past. You
know it's just, it's just unreal one of the - it's a good problem to have but you know this lot bigger tobacco brought more pounds is just a lot more challenging to
handle it and get it in the barn and that sort of thing. But in this tobacco deal you know pounds is money and that's what we are all after.
Steve Moseley: After using the Soysoap for a couple of years what would you suggest to someone who has never tried the product before about the Soysoap?
John Smith: I think you know seeing is believing but I would definitely recommend anybody if they got a 5-acre crop, a 10-acre crop, or a 100-acre crop
you know start with small increments you know. That's kind of what I did and it didn't take long to realize that the results was there and I'm 100% Soysoap user
and like the product it's easy to handle, it's easy to incorporate into a program that I'm already using now and, and it's a successful product for me.
Steve Moseley: Well John we appreciate your input here today on it and we appreciate your time thank you.