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    • Granvil Travis Bio

      Granvil Travis

      Belknap, IL

      On his 100-year-old diversified farm, Granvil is the only one in his generation to farm full-time. He wants to be sure it’s there for the next generation.

      Operation overview :
      Acres:
      1,500
      Crops:
      hay
      soybean
      corn
      Tillage
      Mostly tilled; some conventional till
    • Granvil Travis What Drives

      What Drives Granvil?

      Nestled close to where the Ohio River meets the Mississippi, Granvil drives crop success while his dad and uncle support their beef cattle operation. From planning out the year’s inputs to running equipment, he is dialed in on everything the crop needs to stay healthy and perform well.

    • Granvil Travis Fertility Program

      Fertility Program

      Granvil is focused on getting the right nutrition to every plant by:

      • Applying lime in the fall to balance the pH
      • Watching soil temperatures closely and variable rate applying potash and DAP (and adding in Zn and B if needed)
      • Applying N with S at planting, and adding Zn or B if needed, based on the field
      • Spraying or side-dressing at 32%, adding any micronutrients that may be needed
    • Granvil Travis Why Biologicals

      Why Biologicals

      “Biologicals have a reputation of ‘snake oil’ or ‘magic juice.’ I knew the technology had advanced over decades so I wanted to reevaluate them to see if they would work on our farm and, hopefully, get a return on investment with higher yields.”

    • Granvil Travis Follow

      Follow Granvil

      Check out Granvil’s social channels for more firsthand information about him and Travis Farms.

      THE LATEST ON TRAVIS FARMS

      Sun's Out; Buggy's Out

      Working on a diversified farm with beef cattle and row crops means that there are no downtimes for Granvil. There are always cows to feed or corn to haul. But as the weather starts warming up, he only gets busier.

       

      Right now, you can usually find him in the Quonset getting the equipment ready to go before planting starts. This year, that includes prepping a fertilizer buggy they purchased last year.

       

      “In early March, when other guys are out spraying their wheat, we like to go out and VRT our potash and DAP. We’ll add in some Boron or Zinc if we need to as well.”

       

      Granvil is going to be planting his 2024 BioPath® trial in a field that used to be soybeans. He’s mapping that out now, and with the warmer weather, it will likely start in early April.

      Granvil’s 2023 Trial Data

      Granvil Trial Data Granvil Trial Data
      Crop:
      Corn
      Fertility Timing:
      Fall/spring/summer as needed
      Organic Matter:
      2-2.5%
      Trial Objectives:
      Increased yield/plant health
      Soil Type Mix:
      Wheeling silt loam
      Yield Comparison:
      No yield advantage
      bu/ac
      BioPath Application:
      Sidedress

      "For the trial field, I’m definitely planning on crossing the whole field in 40-foot strips to see what that shows me, so we’ll see where that nets out. I’ll do that as a sidedress application after planting."

      - Granvil Travis

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      Jake Drozd

      When yields are at stake, rest assured that Jake is paying attention. Farming 7,500 acres of corn, soy and milo spread across three counties near the Eastern shore of Lake Michigan, this national yield contest winner strives for high yields with his dad and brother. And he knows his soil is the key.

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      PREVIOUSLY: TRAVIS FARMS, FEBRUARY 2024

      Investing Today for Tomorrow's Farmers

      Granvil’s goal is similar to many other farmers: keep the family farm profitable for the next generation. To see if biologicals can play a role in his goal, he conducted some trials for the first time last season — sidedressing BioPath® in two 20-acre blocks.

       

      Join him for the 2024 growing season as he shifts to 40-foot strips across the whole field.

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