Soysoap doubled his money on wheat and landscaping, 100% Increase in Wheat and Straw Production, General from 60 to 110 Bushels on both crops using Soysoap, and without it half the production only 60 bushels.
The test weight was up about 66 pounds.
Tim Disher, Farmer, west of Winston-Salem, N.C. Soybeans, Wheat and Landscaping Straw,
I Soysoap sprayed half my wheat crop and it averaged between 90 and a 110 bushels where we didn't spray wheat every 60 to 65 and the straw was the bigger difference in that.
It might have brought almost a 120 bales of straw about 60, double straw where we sprayed.
Freddie Salesman: Ė Tim Disher from North Carolina, just about ten miles northwest of Winston-Salem. He is been using some of Soysoap, Tim what do you think of Soysoap since youíve been using it.
Tim Disher Farmer: IF ITS GREEN YOU SPRAY IT, with this field was sprayed one time and the next field we give to you and you can see the difference. It hadnít been sprayed.
Freddie Salesman: Well how long has this been sprayed?
Tim Disher Farmer: About 25 days, 20-25 days somewhat.
Freddie Salesman: It looks like still growing even in this dry soil how much rain have you had in the last week?
Tim Disher Farmer: Weíve had 6/10s of rain in 8 weeks.
Freddie Salesman: I mean you have not had a whole lot of water, I know that we dry over our way you know. It is really affecting these beans,
but I donít see how they are still growing and all that you are doing that, with this Soysoap on them it seems like growing better than.
Tim Disher Farmer: They are growing a lot better than they would without it.
Freddie Salesman: Yeah. Thatís what I am seeing on what Iíve got. And well they have done real good. So I how many acres you growing with this Soysoap.
Tim Disher Farmer: Going to spray about 1500 acres.
Freddie Salesman: 1500, what about only wheat? Didnít you spray some wheat and didn't spray some?
Tim Disher Farmer: I sprayed half my wheat crop and my half has been sprayed average between 90 and a 110 bushels where we didn't spray
every 60 to 65 and the straw was the bigger difference in that. It might have brought almost a 120 bales of straw about 60, double straw where we sprayed.
Freddie Salesman: Well what do you use the straw for?
Tim Disher Farmer: Landscaping.
Freddie Salesman: Well that helped you a whole lot there where you got extra straw for landscape with.
And did you notice any difference in the straw where you sprayed and where you didn't spray?
Tim Disher Farmer: The straw doubled 60 to 120 bales per acre.
Freddie Salesman: I know but did it
Tim Disher Farmer: Well the straw was real gold and pretty where you sprayed Soysoap and it was a browner color where you didn't spray Soysoap. .
Freddie Salesman: Okay.
Tim Disher Farmer: The test weight on the what was unreal.
Freddie Salesman: Yeah, yeah I noticed that on what we get this time too. Well letís go look at the ones that youíve got, that you didn't spray then.
Tim Disher Farmer: Okay.
Freddie Salesman: And now we have come to another field here and then you say you didn't spray these.
Tim Disher Farmer: I havenít sprayed these yet, but we'll be planning on spraying them tommorrow.
Freddie Salesman: Well it seems to make a whole lot difference in the color and everything and ainít quite as a big. Now where they hadnít been sprayed. Was they planted the same day?
Tim Disher Farmer: The same day, the same variety, the same everything. So they have been sprayed with round up the same and no Soysoap.
Freddie Salesman: So can you can you see here, it looks like the deer has been working on these and now they are putting back out.
That Soysoap should speed them up and growing and all you know. They deer is kind of aggravating with us and I donít I am sure they are with everybody else.
Tim Disher Farmer: Yeah they are a nuisance.
Freddie Salesman: Yeah Deer really been working on some of these beans you know. Well I are you going to spray Soysoap next year,
Tim Disher Farmer: If I plant on it
Freddie Salesman: Well thatís what I felt like last year when I sprayed mine. I sprayed my whole crop this year and you bought enough to spray all
your beans this time. Actually you sprayed your wheat so. I guess just a little bit doing makes a believer out of you.
Tim Disher Farmer: Yeah.
Freddie Salesman: And it sure did make.
Tim Disher Farmer: If you plant it Soysoap it.
Freddie Salesman: If you plant it Soysoap it good. Well thatís kind of the way I feel. And Iíve seen some of the beans is dry grass growing.
I mean how they keep growing and weíve got some thatís getting away and wonít appear like this and Iíll you know I am sure youíve that and all
that they just they hadnít that much water and I donít think we need some. I hear a little bit of thunder
This was a 2nd Interview with Tim Disher we just added
Tim Disher, Farmer, west of Winston-Salem, N.C.
2009 was so wet here most of the season that a lot of farmers didnít get a wheat crop at all.
My wheat yield wasnít great, but I had a crop. Itís the test weight is what blows me away: 65 lbs.
per bushel. I delivered some wheat on contract with Lake Phelps Grain, and the broker told me he
would buy all the wheat I had raised -- plus theyíd haul it from the farm.
Until the day we started combining wheat, it was raining every day.
We sprayed all our wheat twice with Soysoap, and some of it three times. One treatment will help
you. The second treatment is worth it. The third treatment may or may not help; it depends on the
Iím spraying soybeans three and four times. If Iím spraying Roundup, my thousand-gallon tank has
Soysoap in it. If Iím burning down for preplant, Iím spraying Soysoap. Iím definitely a supporter
This is my fifth or sixth year of using Soysoap. That first year, we didnít use but five gallons; we
were just trying it. Then three years ago, we did half of our soybeans.
Last year, 2008, we did half of our wheat. We raise about 750 acres of wheat. In 2008, we had an
average to good season for wheat growing weather. Our straw bales on the treated acres were
double and the grain was about two-thirds more. We cut wheat last year that made 110 bushels,
while untreated was cutting 45 and 50 bushels. A few acres of wheat hit 120 bushels in 2008.
This year, it couldnít have gotten worse for wheat. I had wheat that was under water three times.
Out of 750 acres of wheat this year, we lost about 120 to flooding. When you pull out those flooded
acres, that kills my overall average.
I had booked 4,000 bu. of wheat with Lake Phelps Grain. They have a buying station at Swan
Creek Milling in Jonesville, North Carolina. When I hauled the first load up there this year, they
saw my test weight -- 65 pounds per bushel -- and the buyer asked if I was about done harvesting
or had any more to cut. I said this was my first load. The buyer said thank God, Iíll take all you cut,
and Iíll haul it from the farm.
I deal with Bennie Boger, the broker for Lake Phelps Grain. They have operations
The test weight means more to me than yield. That means quality. A lot of wheat growers around
here had red grain. I had none of that. I havenít had a cereal leaf beetle where Iíve been spraying
Soysoap on wheat. Last year, when I sprayed just half our wheat with Soysoap, I had to spray for
cereal leaf beetle on the fields that I didnít treat with Soysoap. Itís a great product.
Iím using Soysoap on soybeans and corn too.
On soybeans, I spray at the first three-leaf stage, and then again 21 days later, regardless of rain.
This season I didnít spray one 90-foot strip in one soybean field just to see what would happen,
because it was getting dry. Now in July itís dry and the treated soybeans are continuing to grow.
The unsprayed ones are shutting down. Soon after spraying, the treated soybeans will have a little
darker color, but they wonít really outgrow untreated beans until they get under stress. These treated
beans donít show stress like the untreated beans.
Your biggest growth difference, as far as foliage is concerned, will show under dry weather stress.
Some friends got some Soysoap from me and treated cotton with it earlier this season. They called
back a few weeks later and said, ďItís a little greener, but we canít tell any difference in growth.Ē Then
the rain shut off and the treated cotton kept growing. Now they want to spray all their late soybeans,
because itís getting dry.
Iíve settled on a routine of spraying it every 21 days, 8 ounces at a time, three times.
We even put Soysoap with our pop-up fertilizer on corn, two inches below and two inches away from
the seed. Every one of the new roots grew toward the Soysoap and fertilizer. This is the first year
Iíve tried this on corn. Our problem this year is too much rain early in the season. We had eight
weeks of rain; it rained almost every day until June 20. After that, we didnít get any rain for a month,
until July 20. Through all that, my corn kept growing and looks great. A lot of the early-planted corn
here in the Yadkin River bottoms is shot: Too much rain, then not enough. The river flooded three
times on my wheat; that was 170 acres I didnít even harvest.
If you mix Soysoap with your nitrogen sprayed on winter wheat in the spring, it intensifies that nitrogen
I have some wheat right by the highway, and after I burned it with Soysoap and nitrogen, I
got calls from friends: ďWhy did you kill that pretty wheat?Ē But two or three days later it greened up
so much it looked almost black. So it enhances nitrogen burn, but it grows out of it faster.
When weíve sprayed Roundup on early spring weeds during cool weather, weíd expect to wait about
four weeks for a complete weed kill. But when we spike it with Soysoap, Roundup works like it does
in the summertime -- a quick kill. Iíve also gone from 24 ounces of Roundup to 17. I dropped it down
to 12 ounces but had a little trouble with sicklepod and lambsquarter. So Iím back to 17 ounces. So
the herbicide saving helps pay for the Soysoap, and thereís no extra trip over the field. But even if
the field has good weed control and doesnít need Roundup, Iím spraying Soysoap alone. On soybeans,
I get it on every
The perfect selling point for Soysoap is that it doesnít take extra
trips if youíre spraying Roundup. But once you get going on this three-application program, thereís a
lot of times you wonít need Roundup.
We did a test on one acre of winter wheat, and Iíll tell you: Do not spray winter wheat in the fall in our
climate zone of North Carolina. It wonít quit growing and go dormant. It just keeps growing, and can
freeze later in the winter, in the joint stage.
If you spray your yard in our climate zone, it wonít go dorman either. Youíll be mowing at Christmas.