- Crop Management
- John Kempf
This example AEA program is representative of the products and rates that continually result in improved crop production for vegetable growers across the country and is appropriate for the majority of garden produce. For the small grower, these product applications are an excellent start to regenerative management. There is no one size fits all solution, though. Programs should be modified based on soil and sap reports, crop advisor recommendations, actual plant performance, and where appropriate, organic certification requirements. AEA can arrange for customized consulting to better maximize performance on your acreage.
AEA’s crop nutrition management program can bring higher yields and improved resistance to insects and disease through optimized nutrition resulting in greater economic returns.
Utilizing existing agronomic information along with plant sap analysis, we provide you with a detailed blueprint of the nutrition needed for optimum yields and quality. Our programs can lead to saving even more money in fertilizer costs by opening plants' ability to tap hidden mineral reserves in the soil.
Chile pepper abundance
"We grow many varieties of seed for most of the green chile grown across the chile belt, both in the US, Mexico, and other capsicum producing countries."
"We saw plant health, earliness in production, and probably the best capsicum we have ever seen."
"It is hard for us to believe this works as well as it does without harsh and dangerous fungicides, but for the first time we truly see hope against serious disease that has been so devastating to the pepper industry worldwide."
Green beans yield increase
Beans showing boron toxicity
Beans recovering from boron toxicity
after application AEA products:
3 qt HoloCal
2 qt SeaShield
1 qt Rejuvenate
On left, beans following bloom foliar application and below, notice abundance of flowers while loaded with beans
Beans finishing at 10 tons per acre, the previous year was at 3.5 tons per acre
Tomato aphid resistance
Chile pepper plant growth
“We had this one field where we planted old stock and not enough of it germinated to keep. I mean hardly anything came up. So we replanted at the end of May, which is really late for chile here, and here you can see the plants. Normally we would be seeing half this size and half this stand in July.
We put Rejuvenate, SeaShield, and Spectrum DS in the pivot, and then HoloMac and HoloMic and the extra manganese and trace minerals that AEA recommended through the planter the first time we planted, and then we didn’t do anything nutrient-wise the second time. But all of those nutrients really made a difference in how that second planting responded and grew.”
“The weather and a lot of other factors made 2016 a difficult year for us, but AEA has been a bright spot this season. I’m looking forward to using their programs on more acres next year.”