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Dr. Redhawk.  
I recently found out that a Rural King store was locating near me.  I did some research on their tractors and found they are made by TYM (Korean) and have the same engines that are found in some John Deere (Yanmar).  
Their prices are much lower and from the tractor sites I have been visiting they are well made.  I would suggest looking at them if they are a reasonable distance to your place.
 
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My squash and watermelon seeds seemed to kinda stall after germination, with slow growth for the amount of sunny days and time going by. I really want to have something to eat from my garden this year, so the last three weeks I've given those plants some liquid fish (the hydrolysate kind) and they responded very well. I've always had good results using fish hydrolysate as it's also a biostimulant, feeding the soil microbes I do have. In the last few days I've also broadcast Sea-90, and I sowed what winter squash seeds I had on hand. It's been raining regularly with that tropical storm from the gulf passing over so hopefully those seeds will germinate and be up by weeks end. I also learned something new. Next time I broadcast Sea-90 in my garden that has things growing in it, I need to make sure to go around and shake the plants to knock off any granules that landed on and didn't bounce off the leaves. It rained about 30 minutes after I threw sea-90 everywhere, and the next day I had burned spots on my squash leaves. Look at the little spots on the squash leaf at the bottom of the picture.

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I hired my neighbor to lime my farm. Last Friday, approximately 72 tons of lime was delivered and he finished the application this monday. My quest to improve this soil continues....
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In my efforts to try and jumpstart this abused and neglected soil on my farm I chose to have some MycorrPlus applied to my farm. It contains sea minerals, bacillus bacterial colony forming units, mycorrhizae fungal spores, and molasses. I hired my neighbor again to spray this over my pastures at a rate of a little more than a quart to an acre is what it ended up being. Each 5 gallon jug was added to 300 gallons of my well water. He did this yesterday afternoon, and today it's been raining, washing this application into the soil. My quest continues.....
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