Chad talks about the streaming sprayer nozzles he uses for applying nitrate on his wheat crop and shows how he tests them before taking them to the field.
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.
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.
Lee talks about a new treatment he is using to prevent Fusarium head blight (head scab) from damaging his wheat crop.
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.