The Multi-Function Adjuvant?
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.
You Might Have This Issue With Your Conceal Knife-Tip. Kevin has a fix.
Kevin shares a modification that he applies to his Conceal that prevents the knife-tip from clogging up.
Broke Down Planter
Chad's planter is broke down and after a day and half of searching for the problem, he finally found it in the one area he least expected.
The Red Rice Battle
Miles Farms is running 24/7 trying to get their rice crop in. Layne talks about the pre-emerge program they are using and the battle against red rice.
Xyway In-Furrow Trial
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.
An Easy Planter Fix For A Skewed Seeding Rate
Kevin shares a trick he learned for fixing seeding rate abnormalities caused by debris being sucked into the vents of his John Deere ExactEmerge Planter.
Crop Stress Mitigation Strategies
Generally when we think of crop stress, we think of heat and drought. However there’s also stress of cold and wet and many other stressful occurrences that arise throughout a growing season. Successfully getting your crop through those stressful times can make a huge difference on your yield monitor. Mike Evans of Integrated Ag Solutions explains practices and products he’ll be deploying for Garrett Land & Cattle as well as his other farmer clients.
WEBINAR: ONE THING THIS SPRING
The XtremeAg team will each discuss a problem, solution, big idea, new technology, area of focus, or new methodology they’re implementing this spring. Our industry expert presenter will be Robb Dedman of Ultimate Ag Consulting. As usual, Robb and the XA guys will be accessible for questions, explanations, and deeper dives into the subject matter during this interactive event. Join us for insights and inspiration to make your farm prosper!
The Highs And Lows of Cotton Farming
Matt Miles's father used to say, “Cotton is always looking for a reason to die.” Matt explains cotton production in the Arkansas delta — from moisture issues to managing a high maintenance crop to capitalizing (hopefully!) on record high cotton prices. As Matt explains, cotton is a high risk, high reward crop. With cotton picking equipment costing $900,000 new, it needs to be. This is XtremeAg’s first cotton-themed recording and Matt does a good job of explaining the nuances of cotton farming, which is in his heritage.