Chad is getting ready to spray and will be trialing a new adjuvant from Spraytec called Fulltec. Like a Swiss army knife of adjuvants, the multi-function spray adjuvant claims to be a drift retardant, a pH adjuster, a defoamer, a water conditioner, and a lot more at a low use rate. Chad is going to put it to the test and will check back in later this season with the results.
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.
Chad is testing the seed meters on his electric drive row units using a bucket in the driveway outside the shop. He shows you his process for testing the seed meters before heading to the field.
Chad talks about his strategy for countering the high fertilizer prizes by implementing more strip-till fertility and shifting to more liquid...for now.
Robb Dedman was sitting in an Ag conference when he heard a presenter explaining how a product could increase phosphorous uptake in corn. As the crop consultant and biz partner to Matt Miles, Robb had been noticing that very problem at Miles Farms: The soil held ample “P” yet the crop tissue samples showed a deficiency. So, Mr. Dedman went on a search and discovery mission. He found a company named AgrotechUSA and conducted trials last year with their NutriCharge product, which increases phosphorous availability to plants. The results and the return on investment were significant.
Anyone who knows Chad, knows that racing is in his family blood. He gets just as buzzed for a race as he does for a record-setting corn yield. He explains. Stay-tuned for some race highlights at the end.
There’s a lot to consider heading into any new crop year but especially as we prepare for 2022 with record run-ups in input prices, lack of input inventory, Covid marketplace impacts, and uncertainty. One consideration always in play is whether or not to alter the crop rotation. XtremeAg farmer, Chad Henderson explains why he’s staying the course in 2022 with his usual crop acreage splits.
Kelly is always looking for the next greatest thing to increase efficiency at planting time and he thinks he may have found it in a new system from CapstanAg called SelectShot. In the process of installing the precision in-furrow delivery system, Kelly breaks it down with CapstanAg's Brian Bentz.
Winter is a good time to reflect back on what the prior farming season taught us and how we can apply those lessons for success in the new year. Alabama farm operator and XtremeAg co-founder Chad Henderson discusses some of his 2021 investments and ventures. He also covers the business and personal lessons he’s applying for a more prosperous 2022. From installing drainage (for the first time!), to practicing patience as a manager, Chad has plenty of lessons to share from the year that was.