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!
After getting the samples back from the lab, Kelly and Mike are applying a mix of stress mitigation, root stimulation, some biology, a micropack from Agroliquid and a few kelp products that they are trialing.
Kevin is upgrading the pump on his Hagie with the Pentair Hypro's new ForceField Pump. The innovative new pump technology allows the operator to run the pump dry without worrying about damaging the seal. Simply put, that means Kevin can deploy his full spray tank without needing to leave residual for the pump. Less stoppage, more application acres and more efficiency. He talks to Pentair Hypro's pump specialist, Andy McNair, about the upgrade.
Chad is spraying his wheat with Nitrate for the first time this season. He is using a new 6-stream nozzle from Pentair Hypro to put out a Solubor blend. He breaks it down in this video.
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!
Worn spray nozzles can have a significant impact on the performance of your sprayer and ultimately the crop protection chemistry it is used to apply. How do you know when spray nozzles are worn and should be changed? How can you avoid the performance issues related to worn spray nozzles? And how long should we expect spray nozzles to last?
This is our first year where we operated two of our sprayers with all-wheel steering, and the difference in crop damage caused by sprayer tracks has been eye-opening, to say the least.
Nick Fleitz, agronomist from Pentair Hypro stops by to talk with Kevin about his spray tips, maintenance, best practices and spray settings for his fungicide applications.