Equipment

Commodity Classic: Maximizing Returns with Improved Planter Fertility

Commodity Classic: Maximizing Returns with Improved Planter Fertility

Kelly Garrett, Kevin Matthews, Matt Miles are joined by Jason Webster from Precision Planting in the Nachurs booth at Commodity Classic to talk about their planting fertility programs and how they plan to maximize returns in 2022. Jason Webster breaks down the different planter applied application methods.

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ROI of Drain Tile Install is Paying Off Already for Matt

ROI of Drain Tile Install is Paying Off Already for Matt

Matt is working some ground that he would never have been able to work this early in the season. The reason? His new ADS drain tile installation that has drained the water off the field earlier than he can ever remember.

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Matt Miles is Taking on the Gumbo

Matt Miles is Taking on the Gumbo

If you farm in the Delta, then you probably are farming in Sharkey Soil. Often referred to as Gumbo, the heavy clay soil is poor draining and slow to permeate, and usually prevents farmers like Matt Miles from working their fields until late spring at earliest. This year, Matt Miles took the very unusual step of installing drain tile in one of his fields. He explains the decision, expected ROI and results he is already seeing in his first spring with his new tile from Advanced Drainage Systems.

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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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