Seed into healthier soil this fall

Give your fall cereals and cover crops every advantage with H-Start
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Winter Wheat seeded without H-Start on the left, and in a field treated with H-Start in 2 consecutive years.  June 2024 Fort McLeod Alberta.

What happens when you seed into soil with a diverse and robust microbiome?

Your soil is made up of fungi and bacteria. When those populations are healthy, robust, and diverse, your crop thrives. The soil health benefits of H-Start have been proven in fields by both independent researchers and farmers across Western Canada. When your soil has a rich, diverse microbiome:

H-Start Application in Fall Cereals and Cover Crops

H-Start Application in Fall Cereals and Cover Crops

Frequently Asked Questions

Depending on the type of application, a typical application of H-Start is approximately $25 per acre.  All seasons and all crops have an application rate of 35 lbs/acre. 

You can apply H-Start in the spring or fall, with or without fertilizer.  H-Start Broadacre and Brassica can be applied at seeding for spring or fall seeded crops, banded in fall or spring prior to seeding, or broadcast in the fall and incorporated.

Yes, H-Start can be blended with dry fertilizers. Blended products can be stored for up to 6 months prior to application in a weather-proof bin. Check with your HumaTerra Territory Manager before adding dust inhibitor.

For vertical blenders, add all fertilizer to the blender first and then add H-Start to complete the blending process.

For volumetric blenders, add H-Start in sequence with dry fertilizer products.

We recommend you minimize handling to maintain the quality of the pellet. Conveyors are preferred but H-Start can be transferred by auger. To maintain pellet integrity, we recommend you operate your transfer equipment at full load capacity for continuous flow.

If not blended with fertilizer, H-Start can be stored in a sealed bin for up to 1 year. If blended with fertilizer, it can be stored for 6 months in a sealed bin. While in storage, ensure no moisture can enter the bin. Keeping the product dry is essential for preserving efficacy.
If you have other questions, get in touch or check out our FAQ page.