Equipment

Upgrading Sprayer Pump Efficiency

Upgrading Sprayer Pump Efficiency

Kevin is upgrading the pump on his Hagie with the Pentair Hypro's new ForceField Pump. The innovative new pump technology allows the operator to run the pump dry without worrying about damaging the seal. Simply put, that means Kevin can deploy his full spray tank without needing to leave residual for the pump. Less stoppage, more application acres and more efficiency. He talks to Pentair Hypro's pump specialist, Andy McNair, about the upgrade.

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An Inexpensive Water Source For Your Tender Trailer

An Inexpensive Water Source For Your Tender Trailer

Kevin shares his idea for an economical way to keep fresh water pressurized and available for washing down sprayers and planters

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Chad's Strip-Till Fertility Blend

Chad's Strip-Till Fertility Blend

Chad talks about his strategy for countering the high fertilizer prizes by implementing more strip-till fertility and shifting to more liquid...for now.

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Loose Spreader Chain

Loose Spreader Chain

Kevin takes you inside the shop to look at the damage that a loose chain on his litter spreader caused and talks about the repair he is making.

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Increasing Phosphorous Uptake (For An 8 To 1 Return?)

Increasing Phosphorous Uptake (For An 8 To 1 Return?)

Robb Dedman was sitting in an Ag conference when he heard a presenter explaining how a product could increase phosphorous uptake in corn. As the crop consultant and biz partner to Matt Miles, Robb had been noticing that very problem at Miles Farms: The soil held ample “P” yet the crop tissue samples showed a deficiency. So, Mr. Dedman went on a search and discovery mission. He found a company named AgrotechUSA and conducted trials last year with their NutriCharge product, which increases phosphorous availability to plants. The results and the return on investment were significant.

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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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Why is Chad doing more Strip-Tilling this season?

Why is Chad doing more Strip-Tilling this season?

With high fertility prices, Chad uses strip-till as a tool to get the nutrients he needs into the soil in the right zone. It's a more economical alternative to broadcasting.

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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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