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.
Lee Lubbers takes his tender operations pretty seriously as any farmer should. In this video, Lee shows us the details of his spray tender operation.
Kelly talks about some of the products that he is using in his sprayer tanks from Hefty Naturals that help remove chlorine and condition the water. He is also applying Meltdown from Biodyne USA to help accelerate stalk break down before he plants beans into his no-till corn.
A winter long project to convert one of their sprayers with 360 Yield Center Y-Drops is put to work early this season laying down a micro package at Miles Farms.
Kevin takes a break from the planting action to give members a tour of his tender trailer set up and explains the strategy behind the design and placement of each component. He knows first hand that a more efficient tender trailer results in a more efficient planting season.