Gary & Cole Pestorious, Sunset Farms
Albert Lea, MN
Crops grown: Corn, Soybeans and Peas
Using the Multifactor System since: 2001
"I am impressed with how Taralan has tailored an online program to fit my needs. This has taken a large amount of time on their part and several years working with the program from us to simplify the on line MultiFactor System fertility recommendations.
The MultiFactor System tells us the economic potential of each field, helping us set the right yield goals for our soils. It has taken our low yielding areas and brought them up to the production levels of the higher yielding areas. It even helped us win the 2001 Corn Growers competition.
Our yields are more consistent across the field and from year to year. It has become easier to plan inputs and storage with the consistency of the yields. The actual yields are very close to the yield goals for each field, this really helps with storage planning. I have noticed heavy test weights, even in dry years. Corn is up around 58 lbs/bu consistently.
I highly recommend the MultiFactor System fertility recommendations to people who want to increase their yields, test weight and profit. It is also a great tool for finding the yield level for your soils and also for planning your inputs with your local dealer.
Taralan has been in business for over thirty years, they provide good advice in helping you determine your yield goals and plans. I enjoy listening to their opinion."