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Maximizing Soybean Profits – Walton Farms

by | Feb 14, 2022


The United States is the world’s leading soybean producer and the second-leading exporter with soybeans comprising about 90 percent of U.S. oilseed production. However, in this competitive market with estimates of inputs at all time highs, analysts are projecting lower profits in 2022. Many farmers are looking to find new ways to manage rising input costs.

Growthful™ is a low cost, auxiliary soil amendment that helps you grow more, faster and can easily be added to your current cultivation application methods. 



Case Study: Walton Farms

Walton Farms is a family-owned business in the thumb of Michigan that rotates crops between corn and soybeans regularly. From 2017-2019, they farmed corn on multiple farms that totaled 2,300 acres. In 2020, Walton Farms switched from corn to soybeans on all acreage. 

The 2016 harvest averaged a little over 50 bushels per acre. Walton Farms is progressive and after presenting Growthful’s benefits, the farmers decided to apply Growthful products on all acreage—first with burndown and then followed by in-furrow. 


If you want to maximize your yield, I strongly recommend that you give this new product Growthful a try.

I applied it to my soybeans in 2020, and the results were spectacular. We averaged over 70 bushels per acre and in some places saw readouts of 100 bushels per acre while harvesting.


Growthful Results:

  • A 17% increase in soybean yields (average of 70 bushels per acre with Growthful vs. 60 bushels per acre without) 
  • Soybean plants appeared healthy from the first sprout 
  • The inter-nodal spacing showed tighter spaces between pods 
  • Soybean stems were more robust in maintaining plant health. No diseases were found during the entire growing cycle. 

A 10% increase in yield could give you $75+ per acre of potential profit!

Growthful Pre-Emerge

Burndown application: A single application prior to the emergence of the plant. Dilute 2 gallons of Growthful Pre-Emerge in a minimum of 10 gallons of water and apply to soil prior to emergence of the plant. The target application rate is 2 gallons of Growthful Pre- Emerge per acre. 

In Furrow or 2 x 2 application: Dilute 16 oz. of Growthful Pre-Emerge in a minimum of 3 gallons of water per acre on 30” rows. For fields with 15” rows, dilute 32 oz. Growthful Pre-Emerge i n 6 gallons of water per acre. 

Growthful Post-Emerge Spray

Broadcast applications at R1: Dilute 12.8 oz. of Growthful Post-Emerge Spray in 10 gallons of water and apply broadcast to soil or over crops after emergence. Apply 12.8 oz. per acre.