It's the middle of winter, and Chad has had a good bit of rain in the past month. He shows us how he keeps the water off his wheat by managing the water table with his ADS drain tile system.
Chad Henderson discusses the Advanced Drainage Systems trials he conducted this season.
Matt Miles discusses the Advanced Drainage Systems trials he conducted this season. ADS
If you farm a large livestock operation, then you have a lot of free fertilizer, and likely a lot of government regulation around the application of manure and pad runoff as well. Damian learns about a unique system that captures and utilizes the free fertilizer.
Kelly's big focus this season has been reducing crop stress. He believes that we have enough fertility in the plant, and that in order to bust that yield ceiling he needs to mitigate stress. All of his growing season stress reducers have been applied at the foliar level. Can he reduce crop stress by applying stress reducers at the root level through a drip system? He is teaming up with Netafim, NutraDrip, Agricen and Iowa State to find out this season.
Kelly is starting up his Netafim subsurface drip irrigation system for the first time this season. Kurt Grimm from NutraDrip explains the start-up process.
Matt is working some ground that he would never have been able to work this early in the season. The reason? His new ADS drain tile installation that has drained the water off the field earlier than he can ever remember.
If you farm in the Delta, then you probably are farming in Sharkey Soil. Often referred to as Gumbo, the heavy clay soil is poor draining and slow to permeate, and usually prevents farmers like Matt Miles from working their fields until late spring at earliest. This year, Matt Miles took the very unusual step of installing drain tile in one of his fields. He explains the decision, expected ROI and results he is already seeing in his first spring with his new tile from Advanced Drainage Systems.
Kevin shares his idea for an economical way to keep fresh water pressurized and available for washing down sprayers and planters