As the only raised bed farmer in XtremeAg, Matt has always utilized a twin row planter configuration to plant 2 rows into each raised bed. As a result he cannot be as flexible with his populations as his row and seed spacing are limiting factors. That may change soon if this Monosem triple row planter delivers in this first of its kind trial.
Kevin shares a modification that he applies to his Conceal that prevents the knife-tip from clogging up.
Chad's planter is broke down and after a day and half of searching for the problem, he finally found it in the one area he least expected.
Miles Farms is running 24/7 trying to get their rice crop in. Layne talks about the pre-emerge program they are using and the battle against red rice.
It is well known now that FMC's Xyway caused germination issues in a few cases last year when used in-furrow and in contact with the seed. Kevin shares the details of a trial that he is conducting this year with Xyway and SelectShot from CapstanAg to test the efficacy of Xyway in-furrow while still keeping it 2 inches off the seed at all times.
Kevin shares a trick he learned for fixing seeding rate abnormalities caused by debris being sucked into the vents of his John Deere ExactEmerge Planter.
Generally when we think of crop stress, we think of heat and drought. However there’s also stress of cold and wet and many other stressful occurrences that arise throughout a growing season. Successfully getting your crop through those stressful times can make a huge difference on your yield monitor. Mike Evans of Integrated Ag Solutions explains practices and products he’ll be deploying for Garrett Land & Cattle as well as his other farmer clients.
The XtremeAg team will each discuss a problem, solution, big idea, new technology, area of focus, or new methodology they’re implementing this spring. Our industry expert presenter will be Robb Dedman of Ultimate Ag Consulting. As usual, Robb and the XA guys will be accessible for questions, explanations, and deeper dives into the subject matter during this interactive event. Join us for insights and inspiration to make your farm prosper!
At the time of recording this episode, the Midwest is cold and wet. Less than ideal conditions for sure and planting progress is considerably below average. Toss record high input prices into the mix and we have the recipe for some very stressed farmers. But Kelly Garrett says, don’t sweat it. “It’s still early and conditions aren’t right.” Kelly defies the common recommendation to hold off on soybeans and race to put your corn in the ground. Listen to his reasons why you shouldn’t panic over the weather. Yet!