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    • Dave Schrock Bio

      Dave Schrock

      Bremen, IN

      When a heart transplant required Dave to downsize his farm, he focused on getting the most from his most productive acres.

      Operation overview :
      Acres:
      6,000
      Crops:
      hay
      soybean
      corn
      Tillage
      Deep till; residue left intact
    • Dave Schrock What Drives

      What Drives Dave?

      Dave had high hopes to take over his dad’s farm but when the farm crisis hit, it was sold. After starting his own construction, excavating and abatement company, Dave then started his own farm at age 40.

    • Dave Schrock Fertility Program

      Fertility Program

      Dave takes an active, hands-on approach with fertility by:

      • Broadcasting potash and adjusting pH levels with lime post-harvest
      • Applying P, N, micronutrients and biologicals (including BioPath®) which are banded at planting or applied with a Y-drop in-season
      • Paying attention to high-production corn, which may get up to four applications throughout the season
    • Dave Schrock Why Biologicals

      Why Biologicals

      “I saw biologicals take totally dead soil from these spills and with time – 18 months – that same soil would start to grow grass. I was intrigued to see how that could be applied to agriculture.”

    • Dave Schrock Follow

      Follow Dave

      Check out Dave’s social channels for more firsthand information about him and Schrock Farms.

      THE LATEST ON SCHROCK FARMS

      For Plant '24, budgeting and performance is key

      Like all farmers this time of year, Dave and his son, Zach, are busy getting their equipment fine-tuned and ready for the upcoming season. But with less-than-favorable corn markets and input prices not being in an ideal place this year, Dave says they are doing a lot more budgeting to make sure they’re making the right product choices before they head out into the field. 

      “We’ve spent a lot of time going through different scenarios on what we should do. Can we do this? Or can we do that? In the end, we’re sticking with products that have proven performance.”

       

      Though they’re only trialing BioPath® right now, Dave appreciates the data behind it and that he has seen a significant increase in yield on that field.

      Dave’s 2023 Trial Data

      Dave Trial Data Dave Trial Data
      Crop:
      Corn
      Fertility Timing:
      Fall/spring/summer as needed
      Organic Matter:
      1-56%
      Trial Objectives:
      Improved soil/plant health
      Soil Type Mix:
      Lake bed
      Yield Comparison:
      3.23
      bu/ac
      BioPath Application:
      In-furrow

      "It’s a really good time to have data in your history. We’re going through ours now to determine what was a little iffy and only gained us a bushel or two and what increased yield more significantly. BioPath® gave us a 20-bushel bump in some areas of our field, so we want to try it again to see if we get a return high enough to use it on a wider scale."

      - Dave Schrock

      Visit our Next Farmer:
      Andrew Focht

      With family roots tied to farming, Andrew decided to start his own farm just three years ago. With a past career as a soil technician for USDA NRCS, and a current owner of a financial planning business, he uses his background to make the most of his 650 acres of corn.

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      PREVIOUSLY: SCHROCK FARMS, FEBRUARY 2024

      Focusing on soil health to overcome challenges

      Dave is ready to start the 2024 growing season strong. He’s looking forward to achieving healthy, balanced soils to help his crops overcome any challenges that an unpredictable growing season might throw his way. 

       

      Catch up with Dave as he starts his 2024 BioPath® trial.

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