Soil Health for Potato Producer

Windiana Farms is a family-owned farm in southern Alberta, committed to growing quality crops – potatoes, cereals and forage. It was started by Mike & Cathy Wind in 1989 when Mike left a successful partnership to venture out on his own. Starting with a small land base and potato contract, through much hard work and many blessings, the farm has grown in size and added two sons, Jeremy and Kevin, as partners.

For the last few years, Jeremy has been following AdvancedAg and has dedicated a lot of time to learn about the benefits of their function-focused bacteria. It seems as though every year he's used the bacteria, there are new developments and exciting results.

It started with a field of hay. Jeremy thought this was a great chance to run a trial late in the growing season. He noticed a massive increase in tonnage, compared to the control side of the field.

In year two, he decided to treat more acres and more crops. After learning about the benefits ACF could have on alkali patches, he decided this was something he wanted to focus on. He had one area that historically never grew anything due to the soil alkalinity. After applying ACF heavily on this area, he was blown away that he grew a potato crop.

The picture below represents that exact spot.