Chad Henderson is in the field with Mark from Concept Agritek talking about his wheat fertility program and the new Bio-Aid fungicide he applied this season.
Chad's contest corn took a beating this week as a freak wind storm came through his northern Alabama farm and took it down in a matter of minutes. Now we see if it decides to stand back up over the next few days.
It's hot and dry in Western Iowa and Kelly is trying to push this crop for higher yields this season. He is needs to minimize any stress on the plants so at v4 he is applying a cocktail of Nachurs, Teva and Hefty Naturals with his RoGator.
Dan finally is getting some heat after a frost at the end of May did some damage to his corn. The pre-emerge herbicide was mitigated with the lack of rain and the heavy water hemp pressure in his field. After talking to his BASF rep Dan has a new plan for stepping up the assault on water hemp.
Matt Miles has always struggled with keeping the right levels of phosphorus in his corn crop each year. It is especially important when they are in the earlier stages of growth. In this video, he talks about a new product from AgroTech USA called NutriCharge® that he is trialing in his fields this year. The in-furrow application utilizes a unique macromolecule technology that prevents phosphorus from locking up in the soil. He is not going to get ahead of himself, but so far he is pretty impressed with the results he is seeing.
Chad is trying out EMERGEN™ from Marrone Bio Innovations on this corn plot. Scheduled to be available next season, it is a water soluble fertilizer composition for in-furrow and foliar application that contains potash, sulfur and other nutrients. It is engineered to rapidly be absorbed by the foliage and is designed to promote plant growth and quality. Stay tuned as Chad reports on progress this season.
Side dress time is one of the better times to address micronutrient deficiencies. Dan is getting ready to Y-Drop a side dress application to push boron levels in his crop with Solubor.
Even the slightest differential in tire pressure can add extra wear on your tires and affect the functionality of equipment. Dan is trying out a new easy to install air pressure monitoring system from Trelleborg Wheel Systems on his sprayer. He talks with Trelleborg's Luke Brown about the pretty affordable TLC Plus system.