Just finished with his 2021 wheat harvest, Chad talks about the productivity, grain samples and how easy it was to change the settings on his XPR2 concaves.
The large grain augers of today can move a lot of grain in a short amount of time, meaning conditions in a grain bin can change fast and become a life or death situation in a matter of seconds. According to Purdue University, there were 35 reported grain-related entrapments in 2020, and 20 of them were fatal. Matt Miles had the opportunity to attend a grain bin safety training seminar this year and talk with rescue workers and area farmers about their first hand accounts of grain bin accidents.
The marketplace is in constant motion. Weather events, foreign trade and production occurrences, crop reports, and other factors create opportunities for gains (and losses!). Seasoned farm operators understand the need to exploit higher returns when the marketplace allows an opportunity to do so. Matt Miles discusses his grain facility expansion and dryer addition. The upgrade creates grain handling efficiencies and this year it’s making him an extra dollar or so per bushel by selling into an inverted market.
The XtremeAg team put the Estes XPR2 Concaves to the test last season. The initial "eye-test" results were impressive, but did they really outperform the OEMs enough to deliver a solid ROI? Kevin breaks it down with data from the 2020 barley, wheat, corn and soybean harvest.
Take an up close tour of Lee's Soybean tender operation and learn about the changes and additions he has made to the 2009 Kenworth based trailer.
Matt Miles is spending some off-season time moving his rice crop out of bin storage and onto a barge. This is where he really appreciates the unique bin storage system he developed that allows for easier movement of grain and multiple offload points.
It's the XtremeAg.farm member webinar where the team unveils results from various trials, discusses key learnings and insights from the 2020 season. Topics discussed include, foliar and starter fertilizer trials, population research, soybean desiccation, late season nitrogen applications, seed selection, tillage, fungicide, biologicals, boron, sulfur, fertility, and much more.
Kelly Garrett saved the worst for last this harvest season but now he is about to face the devastation caused by the derecho in August as he prepares to combine the acres of corn that were flattened by the high winds and hail that came with the freak storm.
Chad Henderson farms a lot of land in north Alabama and Georgia. So if he can run at the same speeds with a 16 row head that he can with his 12-row, then that means he will get back home a lot faster. Chad ran some tests on the XPR2 concaves and he shares the results.