Lee shows off a new sprayer clean out kit from Pentair Hypro that significantly reduces the time and labor needed to flush out his sprayer.
It's hot and dry in Western Iowa and Kelly is trying to push this crop for higher yields this season. He is needs to minimize any stress on the plants so at v4 he is applying a cocktail of Nachurs, Teva and Hefty Naturals with his RoGator.
Even the slightest differential in tire pressure can add extra wear on your tires and affect the functionality of equipment. Dan is trying out a new easy to install air pressure monitoring system from Trelleborg Wheel Systems on his sprayer. He talks with Trelleborg's Luke Brown about the pretty affordable TLC Plus system.
Matt is out early this morning to talk about the phenomenon of atmospheric inversions and his method for making sure the conditions are right for spray applications.
Lee looks at some frost damage in his wheat crop and the difference between the damage in low and high moisture areas of his field. Lee talks about the recipe that he is using in his sprayer to alleviate the damage. He is using a mix of immune elicitors, PGRs and a few other additives to drive increased cell division and growth. Lee talks about his approach and the reasons why he is using the products he is using.
Keeping sulfur levels up in the wheat field is a challenge in Kelly's part of Iowa so he is putting a few additives into his fungicide pass, including a mix of potassium, sulfur and boron products from Agroliquid as well as a PGR from TEVA called ComPlex. The PGR keeps the plant shorter and better able to withstand late season lodging.
One of the biggest inconsistencies in farming today is something that many farmers overlook - water! As the carrier, it is the most essential component of every chemical application on your farm. Whether you source your water from a treatment facility, or from a well or farm pond, one thing is for sure - water is never just water.
Kelly is back in the wheat field putting on an AgXplore foliar package at the flag leaf stage. Included in the package is Boron to promote healthy cell tissue, sulfur to keep protein levels higher and a PGR called Onward that drives root growth and keeps the plant short in stature in order to prevent any late season lodging issues.