I'm not one to go out and purchase a new product like that without trying it out myself to see what it's going to do. I'd like to see field trials from multiple environments and tillage/no tillage cropping systems. It has to be ground-truthed before you really invest a bunch of money in it. They would need to supply me with enough product to test the product in my own farming system before I would purchase any product for widespread use on my farm. Growers need to test the validity of these products on their own farms. And there's so many other factors that could impact it from year-to-year, weather-wise.

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