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.
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!
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.
Kelly talks with Netafim's Tim Wolf about how his entire perspective on soil health, nutrients, fertility and biologicals has changed over the last 5 years since first installing drip irrigation on his farm. More than just water, Kelly has used the system to alter PH and improve the soil environment dramatically. The results show in the higher yields he has attained since installing his systems.
Dan is at the end of another farming season and it has been one spent almost entirely in a narrow band of Northern Illinois that has been dry and hot all year. Despite the intensive field management, Dan is off to a rough start in his first soybean field.
Soybean desiccation is not a standard practice in Kelly's part of the world, but that doesn't mean it should not be. Kelly has implemented a desiccation strategy this year on his soybeans and he is already seeing the benefits. In this member video, Kelly talks about soybean desiccation and top benefits he expects to see this fall.
Matt Miles once believed a yield monitor was a nice — although not completely necessary — gadget for the combine. Today, he won’t let the combines roll if the yield monitor isn’t working properly. Matt and next generation son, Layne Miles, explain the adaptations their farm has made since Layne joined the farm full time in 2016. Technology and data analysis allows the Miles to reduce water use, manage resources, and even keep an eye on straying employees. They explain how they go about gathering and applying data and how you can do the same on your farm to achieve better — more profitable — outcomes!