BCS31112 N 3360 East Rd
Chenoa, Illinois 61726
Telephone: (815)945-7076


BCS,LLC – Farming, as in crop production – the mystical adventure in soil use (in a major league sort of way) that produces two main crops, corn and soybeans – in this area. This vocation takes more than just the dawn to dusk plus hard work that is visible to the outside observer – in addition to piloting some rather awesome equipment these folks need to know how to treat that soil they use so that their yields and quality are as good as is achievable.

In addition to the expertise required in maneuvering those huge machines in plowing, disking, planting, cultivating, and harvesting there is also the science of soil preparation and treatment. This is where crop production becomes almost part of a chemistry lab whereby the soil is tested and a fertilizing and treatment strategy is customized for any given acreage based on existing soil composition. This is one of the more significant steps in the stair case that leads to those huge grain trucks hauling in a robust harvest to the local elevators that is then distributed to the country and the world for all the various uses that the grain produced by these magicians of the soil make possible.

Here in north central Illinois, where these crops are a prominent part of the well being for most communities, there is an independent service that provides the know how, resources, and strategies that farming clients use to make their soil treatment decisions. BCS,LLC has a local location at 31112 N 3360 Road, Chenoa (close to Weston, IL), and they are the supporting cast for our local farmers in that all important science of getting the soil ready to plant with their crop protection planning programs that are specifically engineered for each piece of ground that individual farming functions utilize.

“Obtaining soil balance is the single most important factor in regards to soil fertility. To achieve maximum yield there must be the proper amount of all nutrients in the soil at the correct balance to allow the plant to work at full capacity and provide proper plant balance. This in turn will deliver healthier and more productive plants that will fight off disease and adverse conditions and lead to increased performance,” says Don Brucker, CEO.

“The beginning step in soil balance is examining the soil’s nutrient holding capabilities. This is indicated on our soil report by the Total Exchange Capacity. When a grower is harvesting his crop, he can see that sand hills and clay areas do not produce the same yields. The yields do not change in small squares or grids, but rather by the lay of the land, soil type, or management zones. The difference between these zones can be measured by their Exchange Capacities. These areas must be treated differently when appplying fertilizer. Your higher producing soils will generally have higher Exchange Capacities and should require more fertilizer to produce at optimum. Your poorer soils will have lower Exchange Capacities and will require less fertilizer to produce at their optimum. Managing fertilizer by looking at Exchange Capacities and looking at all nutrients, not just pH, P, and K, will allow you to be much more efficient, cost effective, and profitable in your farming practices,” explains Brucker.

BCS will test the soils to scientifically determine what nutrients need bolstering and then apply the necessary fertilizers to accomplish the balance that will best treat the crop seedlings being planted and produce the best yields possible. The initial step of testing is a baseline service of BCS that most farmers use to advise their fertilizer providers of their needs. BCS is one of those providers so, they offer one stop shopping in this particular operation that launches all that follows to bring a successful harvest into reality.

They have an experienced and efficient staff, highly successful techniques, and all the resources necessary to get the job done – a great partner for the farming endeavor to gain the peace of mind that comes from knowing that its efforts have the best possible chance to have them smiling when the harvest is done. The evidence that this science provides is that by knowing the Exchange Capacities of the soil and looking at all the nutrients, instead of just the headliners, will enable the operation to be much more efficient, cost effective, and profitable and those are things that all farmers want to hear and see.

BCS,LLC can be reached at 815-945-7076 and you can also find them at www.soilbalance.com on the web. Feel free to stop in and have a conversation – it could well be the one you’ve been looking for. Give them a try – maybe that stubborn north forty can be coerced into doing something for a change.

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