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Plant Foods

MFA's complete line of plant food products includes a wide array of nitrogen products (anhydrous ammonia, ammonium nitrate, urea, UAN solution), phosphorus materials (MAP, DAP, TSP, ammonium polyphosphates) as well as potash and K-Mag in addition to secondary and micronutrients. MFA  also offers variable rate technology and equipment, custom application equipment and fertilizer buggies for customer use. And we feature a staff of agronomist and certified crop advisors who can assist you with soil-testing services and plant food recommendations.


Grain Removal

Soybeans remove large quantities of phosphorus and potassium from the soil. Grain removal alone can remove 0.90 lbs. of phosphorus and 1.5 lbs. of potassium per bushel of soybeans. A 60-bushel soybean yield removes 90 pounds of K2O per acre, or the equivalent of 150 pounds of 0-0-60. If grown in a rotation with 180-bushel corn, an additional 45 pounds of K2O, or 75 pounds of 0-0-60 are needed, for a total of 225 pounds of 0-0-60 per acre every two years just to replace what is removed. Additional amounts are needed to account for efficiency factors and to meet any build-up needs.

Standard application rates of 100 pounds of 0-0-60 per acre commonly reported by Midwest farmers are not sufficient to sustain productivity at those yield levels. At that rate, fields are being mined of their potassium reserves. That steals potential from future crop years. Usually it appears as chlorosis, or yellowing, of the lower leaves' outside margin. This deficiency occurs as the plants are shifting toward high nutrient demand during the filling of the pods. If the roots are restricted, potassium soil tests are inadequate, or the soil is dry, symptoms will be more prominent.

Take soil tests, measure crop yields and be sure potassium rates are adequate to meet crop needs.

To maximize soybean yields, make sure a recent soil test indicates that your soil has an optimum level of phosphorus and potassium.

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The MFA PowerCalf program provides access to the latest technology along with products and services to increase profit for the cow/calf producer. Combining best management practices with detailed records, MFA staff can assist in digitizing, analyzing and benchmarking herd improvement for increased profit. PowerCalf helps producers measure and manage all aspects of their operation, from forage quality to herd genetics, health & nutrition protocols, and reproductive efficiency.

PowerCalf is a menu of products and services producers can choose from to fit their needs, it is not a specific set of requirements or protocols.

PowerCalf is also where the most current best management practices are outlined so that producers can choose the tools they need to deploy the practices they wish to use.

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  • Utilize all applicable whole herd best management practices.
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  • Determine and access the genetics most able to improve desired performance and quality.
  • Prepare your calf crop for marketing at the point of maximum return.
  • Maximize the efficiency, quality, and sustainability of your forage base.



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