Equipment

Chad's Seed Meter Testing Process

Chad's Seed Meter Testing Process

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.

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Kevin's 2022 Soybean Production Program

Kevin's 2022 Soybean Production Program

Kevin Matthews is sharing his soybean production program for normal non-irrigated production fields with a yield goal of 70+ bushel per acre. From pre Emergence burn down to R3 fungicide and more, he shares the application timing, products, rates and observations that he uses on his non-irrigated production fields on his North Carolina farm.

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New Row Cleaners, New Pitch, Improved Emergence

New Row Cleaners, New Pitch, Improved Emergence

Planting a lower population of soybeans into 300+ bushel corn no-till residue has proven to be a challenge for emergence. Kelly thinks he has figured out the solution with these new 2940 row cleaners from Yetter Farm Equipment.

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 A 2x2 for Soybeans

A 2x2 for Soybeans

Kelly had success with his new closing wheel system last year in his corn trials, so this year he is taking a cue from Kevin Matthews and installing a 2x2 application on his soybean planter. He hopes that by delivering nutrients at planting through a 2x2, instead of through a foliar, he will see an improved yield response in his beans.

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ROI Driving Crop Rotation Decisions

ROI Driving Crop Rotation Decisions

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.

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Reducing Fertilizer Costs and Less Fill Time at Planting

Reducing Fertilizer Costs and Less Fill Time at Planting

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.

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What 2021 Taught Chad & Applying It To 2022

What 2021 Taught Chad & Applying It To 2022

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.

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Perfecting Practices Learned in 2021

Perfecting Practices Learned in 2021

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!

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Chop it up and Spit it out: Residue breakdown Starts Here

Chop it up and Spit it out: Residue breakdown Starts Here

In a no-till environment, residue is an issue. Dan jumps out of the combine to show you why he loves the Stalk Devastator™ from Yetter when it comes to that first step to achieving residue breakdown.

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