This Spring, Lee Lubbers had the opportunity to trial the Fendt Momentum Planter on his South Dakota farm. He was most interested in how it would perform in the pinch row, an area that is typically a low yielding spot due to compaction caused by the tires on his JD 1775. Lee compares pinch row progress in this side by side trial.
An in depth conversation about hybrids, diseases, fungicide responses, application timing, stalk strength, drought stress, kernel depth, row spacing, population, when to combine and perhaps most importantly, a trick for keeping the gnats away.
Temple has a heavy residue issue that if left unchecked will interfere with planter performance, emergence and stand next spring. Here is what he plans to do about it.
After 4 years waiting for approval, Matt breaks ground on his reservoir. He intends to catch the runoff from rain storms and utilize it for irrigation.
After doing a total soil digestibility test, Kelly and Mike were surprised to see the amount of fertility that was in their soil. They don’t need more fertility, they need more availability. That is why they are experimenting with a sort of "fertility enhancer" from Sound Ag.
Water, oxygen and biology help break down and move nutrients into the root zone for uptake by plants. But it is not always a free flow of nutrients throughout the soil, in fact it is often not. So how do you get the nutrients that are below the root zone into the root zone and into the plant? Kelly and Mike talk about how they are "unstratifying their nutrients" with some help from Concept Agritek's Shaun Guthmiller.
Kelly talks about the practices he is doing on his farm that make him money in the carbon marketplace. He also talks with Mariah from Truterra about the other marketplace opportunities besides carbon credits that are coming down the pike soon.
Kelly Garrett had a plan to go heavy on soybean acres in 2022. But that changed in a matter of days when he made the decision to switch 500 acres from beans to corn just a few weeks before the season. This presented a problem since these fields had no fall applied nitrogen on them. Mike Evans turned to a new product from SoundAg that is designed to pull more plant available nitrogen out of the soil.
Kevin and Chad talk with Pentair Hypro about a new precision spray system that promises to be a simple and affordable option for reducing waste through increased control around borders, waterways and irregular shaped fields. We will see how well it works in the field next season.