Using AGGRAND to Grow Hay and Pasture Fields
Foliar Applications (Up to 20 times faster uptake)
Mix 1 to 3 gallons. AGGRAND 4-3-3 Natural Fertilizer, 1-2 gallons. AGGRAND Natural Liquid Bonemeal, and 1-2
quarts AGGRAND 0-0-8 Natural Kelp and Sulfate of Potash with 50 to 75 gallons of water. Apply as a fine
mist with enough solution to thoroughly cover leaves. Apply first application in spring when plants are 4 to 6
inches in height.
Repeat application when crop begins to regrow (4 to 6” in height) after each cutting or grazing (on rotationally
Apply 2 to 3 applications per year.
Rates vary according to soil fertility, cropping history, and other inputs that are applied. Lower dilution rates
are more effective than higher dilution rates. Two or three lighter applications may be more effective than one
or two heavier applications. If other constraints allow only one trip over the field, then do not exceed a 3
percent dilution rate (3 gallons AGGRAND to 100 gallons of water.
The addition of a biodegradable surfactant increases uptake by promoting adhesion to the leaf surface. Apply
AGGRAND in early morning or late evening. Do not apply before or after rainfall or irrigation. On standard field
sprayers use turbo flood jet or flood jet nozzles when applying AGGRAND to reduce clogging and increase
To reduce susceptibility to attack of insects and disease causing organisms, apply 1 to 2 gallons of 4-3-3 or
1-2 quarts of 0-0-8 per acre when signs of infestation become apparent. When AGGRAND is added to the
spray tank, it reduces the pesticide needed to obtain effective control by 1/3 to1/2. Some growers find
AGGRAND applications alone eliminate the need for pesticide applications when they are applied at the same
times as pesticides.
Pre-plant Soil Applications:
Mix 3 to 6 gallons AGGRAND 4-3-3 with 20 to 30 gallons of water. Apply solution after seedbed preparation.
Drag lightly after application.
Alfalfa: Farmer Gets Impressive Hay Yield
The 2007 growing season was dry for many
farmers who depend on their crops to
However, Edward Myers, Manfield, Ohio, harvested an
unprecedented five cuttingsof alfalfa using
AGGRAND 4-3-3 Natural Fertilizer.
It was a drought this past summer,” Myers said.
“Even as dry as it was, I still got my hay for the year. I was like a little kid when I went out to cut my hay.”
Myers is a lift truck operator by trade, but his passion is his 80-acre Piedmontese beef cattle farm. He
raises them organically, Myers said. The breed is increasingly popular because it’s low fat and low
cholesterol, he said.
He’s often told his farm is too small to be successful, but he’s determined to prove otherwise.
“This farm can provide for me and my wife,” Myers said.
One way to make the farm go is to grow his own hay, he said. “I need 210 bales of hay at the end of the
season to feed the cattle,” Myers said. “I won’t buy hay. I’ll sell cattle before I’ll buy hay.”
Myers has exclusively used AGGRAND Natural Fertilizers for the past two years.
“I used to get three cuttings,” he said. “This year I got five. It’s the first time in 20 years of farming.”
He needed the extra cuttings this year because the weather wreaked havoc with his crops.
“The first cutting this year got knocked down by a late frost,” Myers said. “The second and third were bad
because of the drought.”
He got a pretty good cutting the fourth time and another one the fifth, Myers said. “We cut every 30 days, or
thereabouts, he said. “Even as dry as it was I still got my hay for the year. I had 215 bales as of October 1.”
He seeded the alfalfa for the winter and sprayed it with AGGRAND 4-3-3. “It’s about 8 inches tall,” Myers
said in November. “It’s probably the best stand I’ve ever had.”
His neighbors told him he’d have weevils if he didn’t use insecticide. “My alfalfa has no holes in the leaves,”
Myers said. “The weevils are not getting my crops. Something in the AGGRAND makes the alfalfa sweet,
and the weevil will not eat anything sweet.”
A field of mixed grasses on his place that usually has little clover in it, is also growing better than ever
before Page 2 AGGRAND News Winter 2008 after an applicaiton of AGGRAND 4-3-3, Myers said.
“It’s growing wild,” he said. “I’ve never seen so much clover on this farm. It’s eight to ten inches tall. It’s not
even supposed to get that tall.”
He plans to experiment with a change-up of AGGRAND products next year to raise the ph level in the soil
for the alfalfa, Myers said. He will add AGGRAND Liquid Lime and AGGRAND Natural Kelp and Sulfate of
One of his Commercial accounts is going to try AGGRAND next season because he’s paying more than $58
an acre to fertilize with conventional fertilizer, Myers said. “I’m going to work with him to see what
happens,” he said.
Myers also reports AGGRAND 4-3-3 won’t make animals sick. A man he knows had a dog that ate an entire
bottle of the 4-3-3. “It didn’t get sick or anything,” Myers said.
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