FAQs – Terra-One HYC (High Yield Crop Inputs)
The word bacteria has a bit of a negative connotation. Is there any risk of Terra-One (HYC) or (HYG) infecting, or having the ability to infect food crops negatively?
No. Terra-One is all-natural, and considered a level one bacteria (one being the least harmful, five being the most harmful). Our product does not contain harsh chemicals. It is safe when used as directed.
If I apply Terra-One HYC (High Yield Crop Inputs) to my crop one time, won’t the number of beneficial bacteria and mycorrhizal spores continue to increase? Why would I need to continue applying?
By consistently applying Terra-One HYC (High Yield Crop Inputs), you’re helping replenish what gets wiped away from external sources. Some bacteria will survive because they produce spores that will lay dormant until they are needed in the crop cycle. By applying annually, you ensure biodiversity in the soil.
What’s the recommended temperature to get the most out of Terra-One?
Microbial activity increases as the temperature warms up in the spring and moisture is available. For Terra-One HYC (High Yield Crop Inputs), a 45 degree soil temperature is optimal to do the trick. In a nutshell, if moisture levels are adequate to grow a crop (or even a plant) the bacteria and mycorrhizae will have enough to work with.
Do you recommend applying Terra-One HYC (High Yield Crop Inputs) with the seed, in a strip till, or with irrigation?
We’ve found applying with the seed is most effective because it allows the bacteria and mycorrhizal fungi to begin working at an early stage. However, with wheat and alfalfa, Terra-One HYC (High Yield Crop Inputs) can be applied as the crops break dormancy.
What kind of mobility does the product allow? For example, if it was placed in a 2×2 container with starter fertilizer, how much can the product move?
The product can move several feet in the soil profile, allowing lots of flexibility. The product can even move up and down through the aeration zone.
Can this product be applied through pivot irrigation systems using fertilizer?
Yes, it can be applied using this method.
On fields that have been irrigated using the ditch/furrow method, can Terra-One HYC (High Yield Crop Inputs) be set up on a drip system?
Yes, Terra-One HYC (High Yield Crop Inputs) can be set up using a drip system which will allow the product to flow into the ditch to be applied. The only setback with this method of application is the inability to ensure even distribution.
It has been said the anhydrous ammonia will crystalize the liquid phosphorous and other nutrients applied in a deep band if a strip tiller is used. Is this true?
Some crystallization may occur. However if we have the option, we prefer to apply after anhydrous application. Here’s why: A spike in PH occurs when anhydrous and water come into contact with each other, and this kills soil biology. But after that initial spike, the anhydrous becomes stable and there’s no detrimental effect to the bacteria or fungi.
Is there a need for more microbial activity in the soil after an application of beef or swine effluent?
Yes. Terra-One HYC (High Yield Crop Inputs) works better by increasing the bio-diversity of correct microorganisms in the soil, which can only be beneficial.
When planting soybeans, peas, alfalfa, and other legumes, is there still a need to inoculate with rhizobium bacteria?
Yes, we recommend you continue to inoculate.
What happens if the product is left out in the sun or exposed to heat (or other extreme weather) for too long?
Not like you would see with rhizobium innoculums. However, we still recommend using the product as soon as possible after mixing. In fact, if you’re using the product with fertilizer, it should be applied within 48 hours of mixing due to the bacteria feeding on the fertilizer. If you’re using it without fertilizer, first make sure the tank is ventilated, and then you’re looking at a shelf life of three months.