Equipment

Reducing Fertilizer Costs and Less Fill Time at Planting

Reducing Fertilizer Costs and Less Fill Time at Planting

Kelly is always looking for the next greatest thing to increase efficiency at planting time and he thinks he may have found it in a new system from CapstanAg called SelectShot. In the process of installing the precision in-furrow delivery system, Kelly breaks it down with CapstanAg's Brian Bentz.

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Perfecting Practices Learned in 2021

Perfecting Practices Learned in 2021

Kevin Matthews is always looking for a way to improve upon how he does what he does on his North Carolina farming operation. In 2021 he implemented changes in how he plants, how he sprays, and how he harvests. Looking ahead to crop year 2022, he discusses how he’ll perfect his newly implemented changes. Remember, if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten. And that simply won’t do for an XtremeAg producer!

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Lessons Learned & Applied From 2021- Lesson #3: Xyway in the 2x2

Lessons Learned & Applied From 2021- Lesson #3: Xyway in the 2x2

Successful businesses analyze their successes and shortcomings so they know how to adjust moving forward. If you’re a farmer, you’re in the business of crop production, so what lessons have you learned that you’ll apply to next year? Kelly Garrett shares his 5 lessons from this year and explains how he’ll utilize those lessons for a successful 2022. Lesson #3: Xyway in the 2x2

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Lessons Learned & Applied From 2021- Lesson #2: Improved 2x2 Fertility Application

Lessons Learned & Applied From 2021- Lesson #2: Improved 2x2 Fertility Application

Successful businesses analyze their successes and shortcomings so they know how to adjust moving forward. If you’re a farmer, you’re in the business of crop production, so what lessons have you learned that you’ll apply to next year? Kelly Garrett shares his 5 lessons from this year and explains how he’ll utilize those lessons for a successful 2022. Lesson #2: Improved 2x2 Fertility Application

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No-Till Wheat Planter Set-up

No-Till Wheat Planter Set-up

Following behind his combines with the no-till wheat planter, Lee Lubbers walks through the no-till wheat set-up that he uses to ensure seed to soil contact in heavy residue.

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Gaining Yield With Precision Planting

Gaining Yield With Precision Planting

Planters have come a long way since the old days but there’s more to making your planter profitable than just paying for new paint. Dan Luepkes explains the Precision Planting system on his retrofitted planter. We start in the machinery shed overviewing the components of the equipment then move to the field. Throughout this hands-on “field trip,” Dan tells us the why and how of maximizing your seeding effort through precision planting. If you want bigger yields, watch this!

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Kevin's Key Learnings from Planting Season

Kevin's Key Learnings from Planting Season

Kevin walks through his planting operation equipment and talks about what he learned, what he likes and what needs improvement. It's all about efficiency from front to back.

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Pushing The Boron Numbers At first sampling

Pushing The Boron Numbers At first sampling

Chad's Boron levels in his first tissue samples have traditionally lagged. So this year he is putting a dose of Solubor into his 2x2 in order to push those Boron levels up at the first tissue sampling. Stay tuned for tissue sample updates.

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The case for an in-furrow program

The case for an in-furrow program

The use of in-furrow fertilizer applications have proven to help with overall emergence, root development and seedling growth, but when planting into cooler soil temperatures, a balanced in-furrow program is especially important when it comes to getting that young plant off to a good start. Lee Lubbers discusses the mix of products from Hefty Naturals, TerraMax and Nachurs and the early results of his in-furrow trial program.

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