Equipment

What's in Kelly's Wheat Foliar Application?

What's in Kelly's Wheat Foliar Application?

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.

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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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Nitrate Application on Wheat

Nitrate Application on Wheat

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.

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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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It's Almost Planting Season. So Chad is Working on His Combines

It's Almost Planting Season. So Chad is Working on His Combines

Chad brought his combines into the shop this week to get them ready for wheat harvest in June. He walks through a few of the maintenance items he looks for.

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No-Till Wheat Planter Set-up

No-Till Wheat Planter Set-up

Following behind his combines with the no-till wheat planter, Lee Lubbers walks through the no-till wheat set-up that he uses to ensure seed to soil contact in heavy residue.

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A Soil Health Journey

A Soil Health Journey

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.

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How To (Inexpensively!) Increase Your Combine’s Efficiency and Capture more Yield

How To (Inexpensively!) Increase Your Combine’s Efficiency and Capture more Yield

Inside your combine there are a LOT of moving parts and some of those parts — specifically your machine’s concaves — might not be pulling their weight. What if an inexpensive change got you through harvest 25% faster, or allowed you to increase the size of your combine head — without changing out your combine? What if your combine’s concaves are losing a bushel per acre out the rear end of the machine? Or worse yet, grinding and splitting your crop or allowing too much foreign matter to end up in the hopper? Chances are, you don’t think a lot about the belly of your machine but you should. Chad Henderson discusses the benefits he’s seen on his Alabama farm since making the simple switch to the XPR2 Concaves by Estes Performance Concaves.

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Harvesting Data & Maximizing It For Your Farm

Harvesting Data & Maximizing It For Your Farm

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!

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