Holganix Case Study: "Less Fertilizer. More Yield. Healthier Soils."

Holganix Case Study

"I'm a fourth-generation farmer in West Point, Iowa. This year is the 104th year on the Mohrfeld family farm, which we received the Century award at the Iowa State Fair,” states Brian Mohrfeld. Brian is also the CEO of Holganix MidWest, a distributor of Holganix products in Iowa.  

This is Brian’s second year using Holganix Bio 800+ products, and he reports seeing a big difference in plant health, yield, and soil health. Brian also sees farmers in his territory reduce fertilizer by 10-to-30% with Holganix Bio 800+ Agriculture. “We brought Holganix Bio 800+ products to Iowa to start rebuilding Iowa soil,” explains Brian. “When my dad was talking about 60-bushel beans 20-to-30 years ago, my hope is that the new generation can talk about 80-to-90-bushel beans.”   

Watch our 3-minute testimonial video featuring Brian Mohrfeld below. If you’re reading this blog via email, click here to see the video.  


"We are Excited About Holganix Bio 800+ Breakdown"

“Residue is a hassle on our farm,” explains Brian Mohrfeld, a farmer based in West Point, Iowa who also serves as a Holganix dealer. “Excessive residue makes the residue a challenge for us to prepare the seedbed for planting. Plus, we know it affects seed emergence, and that leftover stover has plenty of nutrients tied in it that I want in our soil for our next crop.” 

Because of debris challenges, Brian was excited to try Holganix Bio 800+ Breakdown on his farm last fall. “There was less residue on the field with Bio 800+ Breakdown compared to the control... the tilth of the soil was much better.” 

crop residue breakdown

Capture #1: Treated with Holganix Bio 800+ Breakdown. Location: Southeast Iowa. Application: 0.5 gallon per acre. Notes: Vertical Tilled. 

crop residue

Capture #2: Untreated Location: Southeast Iowa. Notes: Vertical Tilled. 

corn residue breakdown

Capture #3: Treated with Holganix Bio 800+ Breakdown. Location: Southeast Iowa.

Holganix Bio 800+ Breakdown charges soil with a consortium of over 800 species of soil microbes, nitrogen, and microbe food. The microbes have heightened species that play a special role in crop residue breakdown. 

“Farmers can have issues with leftover crop debris because soil health is poor,” explains Dave Stark, Ph.D. and President of Agriculture at Holganix LLC. “It’s the job of soil microbes, especially fungi, to degrade crop debris. When you have poor soil conditions, that debris is going to stick around a lot longer and you may experience issues when planting or even uneven emergence.” 

Bio 800+ Breakdown contains the consortium of microbes required to break down crop debris. Ultimately that returns organic matter back to the soil and releases nutrients locked in the debris. “Farmers apply the product post-harvest at a rate of 0.5 gallons per acre,” explains Dave. “Farmers using the product have reported improved and faster break down of crop debris.” 

Want To Dig in Deeper?

Attend our webinar on September 28th at 2:00 pm Eastern on Let's Talk Holganix Bio 800+ Breakdown: Interview with Holganix Farmer Dealers featuring Brian Mohrfeld.  


Posted by Kaitlyn Ersek on Sep 21, 2023 9:45:00 AM

Kaitlyn Ersek

Topics: holganix results, holganix case studies, crop residue, Holganix Bio 800 Breakdown

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