Soil enhancer touted to increase yields 45 percent may be tested in Colorado


When Weld County resident and Colorado Agriculture Hall of Famer Chuck Sylvester learned of a product that is touted to increase crop yields by 45 percent and shorten the growing season, he came away interested but still wanting some proof. Lyle Laverty, a former U.S. Forest Service official, said he is working to get the product approved through the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, and he hopes to work with farmers like the Sylvesters and with Colorado State University in testing the product.