Three years in the making, Kelly talks with Jim Ed Beach from Netafim and Kurt Grimm from Nutradrip about a new system they are working on that will allow hog farmers to utilize the naturally created waste products as fertilizer in a drip system. Based on the same premise that Netafim uses to run dairy cow effluent through drip systems, the system overcomes the barriers that had previously prevented swine effluent from being used in drip applications.
Dan is out in the field leveling out some "imperfections' in the field caused from equipment and pivots this season. He's found something that he really likes to help him get the job done.
Kelly talks with Netafim's Tim Wolf about how his entire perspective on soil health, nutrients, fertility and biologicals has changed over the last 5 years since first installing drip irrigation on his farm. More than just water, Kelly has used the system to alter PH and improve the soil environment dramatically. The results show in the higher yields he has attained since installing his systems.
It started with a two-part question posed to us by farmers a few years ago: How can I cut the cost of removing manure waste, and how can I use the wastewater as fertilizer without breaking the bank?
Dan is joined by Kyle Ostenson from Valley Irrigation to break down the new crop monitoring system that Dan just installed on his new pivot. Valley Insights uses aerial imagery and cameras mounted on the pivot towers to scout for crop health concerns related to water application or other issues in the field.
Chad is taking advantage of the short window between wheat harvest and his double-crop soybean planting to take care of some drainage issues on one of his fields. Tile is not something that is common in the south, in fact it's very rare. Chad and Darla Huff from Advanced Drainage Systems show you the installation process of what might be the beginning of a new trend in the south.
Kelly Garrett talks with Van Wall Equipments' Ryan Morgan about round baler maintenance, operation, lessons learned (some the hard way), history and pro-tips they have learned to keep the baler running at peak performance all season.
Dan talks with Jeff from North Central Irrigation, the local Valley Irrigation dealership, about the new technology that will be on his pivot. Valley Insights uses cameras that are mounted on the pivot to monitor crop progress, pests and disease.
Dan's new pivot from Valley Irrigation is up and running and boy does he need it with the heat and dry weather that his area of the midwest has been experiencing. Utilizing Valley's precision corner technology, he is able to precisely manage water distribution to prevent overspray on to roads and overlap with other pivots. Dan explains more.