Winter is a good time to reflect back on what the prior farming season taught us and how we can apply those lessons for success in the new year. Alabama farm operator and XtremeAg co-founder Chad Henderson discusses some of his 2021 investments and ventures. He also covers the business and personal lessons he’s applying for a more prosperous 2022. From installing drainage (for the first time!), to practicing patience as a manager, Chad has plenty of lessons to share from the year that was.
Kevin Matthews is always looking for a way to improve upon how he does what he does on his North Carolina farming operation. In 2021 he implemented changes in how he plants, how he sprays, and how he harvests. Looking ahead to crop year 2022, he discusses how he’ll perfect his newly implemented changes. Remember, if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten. And that simply won’t do for an XtremeAg producer!
Kevin is kicking off the New Year by spreading lime. He uses a calcitic lime that comes from a quarry on the Atlantic coast that contains very little magnesium in it. Kevin talks equipment, his guidance system and why PH is key to overcoming higher fertilizer prices.
You can buy all the inputs you can afford trying to raise your farm average, but if you don't maintain your property and create an optimum growing environment, then you are probably wasting money. Kevin discusses his field maintenance strategy.
Three years in the making, Kelly talks with Jim Ed Beach from Netafim and Kurt Grimm from Nutradrip about a new system they are working on that will allow hog farmers to utilize the naturally created waste products as fertilizer in a drip system. Based on the same premise that Netafim uses to run dairy cow effluent through drip systems, the system overcomes the barriers that had previously prevented swine effluent from being used in drip applications.
It has been a tough season that Dan will be happy is over. So, no surprise that when he finds something that is actually working well for him, he's gonna tell us about it. In this case, Dan talks about his favorite "Yield Saving" features on his new Drago GT corn head.
In a no-till environment, residue is an issue. Dan jumps out of the combine to show you why he loves the Stalk Devastator™ from Yetter when it comes to that first step to achieving residue breakdown.
Worn spray nozzles can have a significant impact on the performance of your sprayer and ultimately the crop protection chemistry it is used to apply. How do you know when spray nozzles are worn and should be changed? How can you avoid the performance issues related to worn spray nozzles? And how long should we expect spray nozzles to last?
Successful businesses analyze their successes and shortcomings so they know how to adjust moving forward. If you’re a farmer, you’re in the business of crop production, so what lessons have you learned that you’ll apply to next year? Kelly Garrett shares his 5 lessons from this year and explains how he’ll utilize those lessons for a successful 2022. Lesson #3: Xyway in the 2x2