The use of in-furrow fertilizer applications have proven to help with overall emergence, root development and seedling growth, but when planting into cooler soil temperatures, a balanced in-furrow program is especially important when it comes to getting that young plant off to a good start. Lee Lubbers discusses the mix of products from Hefty Naturals, TerraMax and Nachurs and the early results of his in-furrow trial program.
Lee looks at some frost damage in his wheat crop and the difference between the damage in low and high moisture areas of his field. Lee talks about the recipe that he is using in his sprayer to alleviate the damage. He is using a mix of immune elicitors, PGRs and a few other additives to drive increased cell division and growth. Lee talks about his approach and the reasons why he is using the products he is using.
Keeping sulfur levels up in the wheat field is a challenge in Kelly's part of Iowa so he is putting a few additives into his fungicide pass, including a mix of potassium, sulfur and boron products from Agroliquid as well as a PGR from TEVA called ComPlex. The PGR keeps the plant shorter and better able to withstand late season lodging.
Matt Miles talks with his BASF seed advisor about cotton seed hybrids and the trials he is going to be doing this season.
One of the biggest inconsistencies in farming today is something that many farmers overlook - water! As the carrier, it is the most essential component of every chemical application on your farm. Whether you source your water from a treatment facility, or from a well or farm pond, one thing is for sure - water is never just water.
Arkansas produces over 9 billion pounds of rice per year (nearly half of all US rice production) and it is the state's top agricultural export. In this video, Matt Miles and Robbo Dedman take you on a tour of their complex rice growing operation. You may not be growing rice yourself, but there is a lot to learn by listening to these two rice experts talk shop in the field.
Kelly is back in the wheat field putting on an AgXplore foliar package at the flag leaf stage. Included in the package is Boron to promote healthy cell tissue, sulfur to keep protein levels higher and a PGR called Onward that drives root growth and keeps the plant short in stature in order to prevent any late season lodging issues.
Kelly shares the products and mix ratios he is using in both in-furrow and through the planter's 2x2x2 Closer System. He is relying on a mix of products from Nachurs, TerraMax and Teva.
Dan made the switch from an airbag downforce system to Precision Planting's DeltaForce system a few years ago. Like others, he weighed the cost of retrofitting his planter with the new technology versus the potential yield ROI of a crop that is planted at a uniform depth from end to end. In this video Dan talks about the ROI he sees from DeltaForce on his tougher no-till fields.