Foliar Feeding is the act of feeding plants by applying liquid fertilizer to their leaves. The practice forms a lot of what liquid plant food supports. However, concerns remain. Many farmers wonder if their crops are getting the most micronutrients in this action.

Many have debated what’s the best way to apply Micronutrients. After all, it’s easy to record and get a sample of soil micronutrients. Nitrogen, Potassium and Phosphorus are the big three that drive most soil growth. But, what about the litany of other micronutrients?

Foliar Feeding micronutrients

Most farmers concur that their crops need 8 essential micronutrients. Those micronutrients are as follows:

  1. Boron
  2. Chlorine
  3. Copper
  4. Iron
  5. Manganese
  6. Molybdenum
  7. Nickel
  8. Zinc


Foliar Feeding works in the sense that it’s a direct application. Some might worry about leaf burn, but a steady and informed hand can keep such maladies from taking place. For liquid plant food and similar applications to take effect, they must be placed directly into the plant. Therefore, we have foliar feeding.

Treating soil and other applications can help propel a plant’s growth, but it’s just part of the battle. The three key nutrients (Nitrogen, Phosphorus and Potassium) working together with the above list of 8 micronutrients is the only way to ensure healthy crop growth.

You may think that the NPK fertilizer you pick up at the local Tractor Supply might be cutting it but look at your yield. How much was lost due to heavy rain or heat waves? Do you know if your crops are directly getting micronutrients? When was the last time you took a soil sample?

It’s never too soon to start thinking about what your crops pull out of the ground. When in doubt, reach out for help from your friends at Circle S Farm Supply. After all, we have our fair share of experience working the land.

Liquid Plant Food saves crops every summer. It saves the day by keeping your prized plants well-fed even under extreme heat. But, why is this so important?

Many still don’t think of farms as businesses. Bottom line, returns on investment and gains are all measured as much as the liquid plant food itself. That’s why it’s best to think of liquid plant food as an investment in your farm’s future.

But, what does Liquid Plant Food do that your handy dandy fertilizer can’t achieve? Well, it’s the same theory practiced in two different ways. Treating your land is great to make the soil more accommodating for new planting. But, what do you do for plants having to thrive on their own?

Liquid Plant Food

The soil handles the work to a degree, but if your plants aren’t absorbing the right balance of nutrients…then they can be starving to death out in the field. It’s a complicated matter made more precarious by the fact that the seasonal farming clock is always ticking.

What’s a farmer to do? There are only so many hours in a day, but you’re constantly competing against factors that are harming your crops. Liquid Plant Food is a lifeline floated by Circle S Farm Supply to your farm’s future.

When engaging this product, you will ensure that one part of your work-filled day is being loved and nurtured. After all, Circle S believes in America’s farmers. Working together with years of experience in producing hearty crops, the American farmer will thrive.

When outside vendors such as Gallagher show a little love towards Circle S, we like to take a minute and reflect on it.  Circle S Farm Supply is a big supporter of the Gallagher mission and we try to share those some goals with our customers.

A farmer is only as strong as the crops they grow and the livestock they raise. In order to preserve strength on the farm, one must have the proper tools to engage farming rigors. Pasture management dictates that a farmer can view their farm as a living natural entity.

Everything from crop placement to controlled grazing is pre-planned to work as separate moving units. Livestock management in return exists to facilitate long-term goals. After all, corn might take a season, but developing a heifer can take longer.

Field Day Gallagher Pasture Pro

Hay rings and other things make supporting growing cattle easier, but what does that mean for a Pasture Pro? While being no different than a well-oiled machine, it requires knowing where a farmer, his crops, his livestock and equipment must roll out to keep a farm thriving.

The Gallagher Certified Pasture Pro program recognizes those partners that understand this. Plus, it doesn’t hurt that their power fencing makes it easier to draw up lines on a farm property. If you can map your farm management plans, then you can begin building to a new tomorrow.

Defining your farming goals, maintaining what you have and keeping an eye on the future will produce successful farmers for years to come. As Gallagher certified Pasture Pros, we ask that you seek our help in making those future dreams into a reality.

Livestock fencing is an ever-pressing topic. If you were at our Sept 21st Field Day, you might have learned about some interesting products to solve that concern. So, how are you going to apply that knowledge going into 2020?

When planning for your farm’s immediate future, you must take stock of the essentials. How can I turn a profit? What will it take to produce the best product? If all that is achieved, then how can I keep repeating the cycle?

After you strolled around our property during the Field Day or if you just saw the social media images, let one thing remain clear. A farm is equally about crops and livestock. The difference being that you don’t have to spend your time keeping your crops pinned in one area. Now a stubborn heifer or sow will wander anywhere if not fenced in securely.

Field Day fencing

Arrowquip is a trusted product offering at Circle S. But that’s if you need a chute or sweep tub. What about when you want a strong fence to keep that prize cow in her pasture? That’s when you turn your gaze to our lovely corral panels and grates. Easy enough that a teenager can connect them and help keep the farm free of aimless cattle chewing away the hay.

If your missed our Fencing Field Day

If you missed our event, Circle S let everyone know that our company is a Gallagher Certified Pasture Pro. While the details of this are quite complex, we want to give you a brief overview. Pasture and livestock management co-exist to produce something bigger than the sum of its parts.

These interwoven experiences of farm life are handled in similar fashions to make life easier for livestock and farmers alike. If a farmer can’t produce adequate fencing and feeding, then his/her livestock will not be happy and produce unpleasant results. So, if you take away one lesson from our fencing talk…it’s this.

Everything in perfect balance. A farmer in the field and cattle behind Gallagher Power Fencing.

Circle S Farm Supply is proud serve farmers and ranchers that supply America’s food source. But do you know what keeps things growing? Circle S Farm Supply’s Liquid Plant Food. These products work by supplying crops their lifeline throughout the growing season, from emergence to maturity, from the ground up. No matter the crop, Circle S Farm Supply has a product to take your crop across the finish line.

But as weather patterns change and seasons grow longer…all farms can use that little bit of extra help. Not everyone has all the time in the world. Watering and direct applications of soil/plant treatments are time consuming.

Summertime on the farm places certain requirements on farmers. These requirements dictate that farmers keep their work life constantly moving. Older plant food treatments require the use of additional farm hands and teenage hires. Then, a farmer is having to supervise them as well as keep farm work moving. All the while, the expense of such endeavors just grows and grows.

Liquid Plant Food

Even when it’s not summer, the glory of liquid plant food can be felt. Working together with Liquid farm fertilizer, the materials leave the soil better than they found it. While we know that it’s getting closer to Harvest 2019, the time to think about 2020 is now.

Do you know that our product is different than fertilizer? Fertilizer treats the soil, while liquid plant food feeds plants. More than that, it increases the plant’s changes of sustaining nourishment and surviving in the elements for weeks. Plus, the direct absorption of liquid plant food diminishes chances of the product being washed away.

Liquid Plant Food is an exciting newer product on the market. If you’re on the fence about using it, then talk to your friends at Circle S Farm Supply. We want to make your plants grow alongside your business.