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.
Kelly has been farming for nearly three decades so when he finds something new to try, it can get pretty exciting. This time he is Y-Dropping a solution of his Plant Food fertilizer with a mix of urea and water soluble potash. The mix has stayed in solution and now we will see what kind of yield response it delivers.
The very dry season in western, Iowa makes it the the perfect year for really putting stress mitigation applications to the test. Kelly is doing just that with a new set of Y-Drops from 360 Yield Center and a solution Agricen's Extract. Kelly explains how Extract works to mitigate stress by forcing more root mass.