Equipment

BREAKING DOWN THE SELECTSHOT SYSTEM

BREAKING DOWN THE SELECTSHOT SYSTEM

Kevin takes a close look at each of the components that make up CapstanAg's SelectShot system as installed on his JohnDeere ExactEmerge planter this spring. The unique add-on system delivers a shot of fertilizer as each seed is dropped into the furrow, reducing fertilizer use when compared to the traditional "dribble" approach that is used by most in-furrow planter systems.

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Can you mitigate crop stress at the root level with drip?

Can you mitigate crop stress at the root level with drip?

Kelly's big focus this season has been reducing crop stress. He believes that we have enough fertility in the plant, and that in order to bust that yield ceiling he needs to mitigate stress. All of his growing season stress reducers have been applied at the foliar level. Can he reduce crop stress by applying stress reducers at the root level through a drip system? He is teaming up with Netafim, NutraDrip, Agricen and Iowa State to find out this season.

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Did it Work? Kelly Learns About the Fulltec Adjuvant

Did it Work? Kelly Learns About the Fulltec Adjuvant

Kelly talks with his neighbor about his experience using the Spraytec Fulltec adjuvant on a spray application last season. Kelly will be trialing it this season.

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Drip Irrigation Start-up

Drip Irrigation Start-up

Kelly is starting up his Netafim subsurface drip irrigation system for the first time this season. Kurt Grimm from NutraDrip explains the start-up process.

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Lee get his first taste of the Fendt Momentum Planter

Lee get his first taste of the Fendt Momentum Planter

Lee takes the Fendt Momentum Planter to the field as part of his side by side test with his John Deere.

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Trialing the Fendt Momentum Planter

Trialing the Fendt Momentum Planter

Fendt's Momentum Planter has been getting a lot of attention because of its innovative features that allow for an increased payload and significantly reduced compaction.Everything on the Fendt Momentum Planter is designed to keep the operator in the cab for more acres without having to stop. Lee Lubbers got his hands on one this spring and ran it through the paces in a side by side trial with his John Deere planter.

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SelectShot Trial Update

SelectShot Trial Update

In this post-planting update, Kelly talks with Chad Gorham about the experience and savings he had in his first year using the SelectShot system from CapstanAg.

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A Planter That Could Change Everything For Matt Miles

A Planter That Could Change Everything For Matt Miles

As the only raised bed farmer in XtremeAg, Matt has always utilized a twin row planter configuration to plant 2 rows into each raised bed. As a result he cannot be as flexible with his populations as his row and seed spacing are limiting factors. That may change soon if this Monosem triple row planter delivers in this first of its kind trial.

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The Cost of Compaction & How To Avoid It!

The Cost of Compaction & How To Avoid It!

Soil compaction is a silent yield robber. Unlike a wind storm or hail damage, you may not see the harm to your crop — but you will certainly see it on your combine’s yield monitor. In the old days we thought deep ripping was the solution to correcting soil compaction but that’s timely -- and with the price of diesel — exceedingly expensive. XtremeAg’s Kevin Matthews discusses the cause and cost of compaction and offers solutions on avoiding or rectifying the problem. From tire pressure adjustments to cover crop utilization and a few other tips, Kevin can help you keep your soils un-compacted!

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