Farming

Cover Crops and Carbon

Cover Crops and Carbon

Kelly talks about and shows first hand why he plants cover crops whenever possible. From preventing erosion to mitigating moisture loss, increasing fertility and carbon levels in his soil, and selling carbon credits through partners like Nori, Kelly is a believer in cover crops.

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Matt's Foliar Program for Cotton

Matt's Foliar Program for Cotton

Matt Miles will make 11 different foliar passes on his cotton field this season. Seems about right for a plant that Matt says is trying to die from the minute it emerges. 6 of those passes will be part of a trial he is doing with Agroliquid to foliar feed potassium into the plant. He is joined by Molly from Agroliquid and his agronomist, Robbo, to talk about the foliar feeding regimen he plans to implement on this year's crop.

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5 Big Commodity Marketing Mistakes Farmers Make

5 Big Commodity Marketing Mistakes Farmers Make

Modern farming operations have a lot of moving parts and, as such, farm operators wear a lot of hats — business owner, equipment manager, purchasing agent, employee supervisor, part time agronomist, and grain marketer. The last role — grain marketer— can be a real challenge given the volatility of commodity prices and the complexity of the marketplace. Because grain marketing is so challenging, the people of Silveus Financial identified the 5 most common marketing mistakes farmers make. Silveus’s risk advisors Sean Findley and Bryce Guse join me to help your farm avoid those mistakes.

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Uptake! Getting Fertility Into The Plant

Uptake! Getting Fertility Into The Plant

As Fertilizer prices are high, farmers like Matt Miles are looking for ways to increase the effectiveness of their existing nutrients. We talk to Robbo Dedman from Ultimate Ag Consulting and James Paterson of Agrotech USA about increasing plant uptake availability, how it works? and why you need to understand what is happening in your soil?

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Rebuilding Soil Biology

Rebuilding Soil Biology

The soil is a living thing. When a field is completely under water for a period of time and deprived of oxygen, that living thing tends to die. How do you rebuild that soil biology fast and effectively? Riley Anderson, an XtremeAg Affiliate in Manitoba, Canada, is working with AgXplore to restore biology to a field that was under water. He talks about the first step in bringing life back to his Canola field in this video. Stay tuned as we follow Riley's effort to rebuild soil biology this season.

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Webinar: Everything you need to know about selling your carbon credits

Webinar: Everything you need to know about selling your carbon credits

You’ve likely been hearing about carbon revenue opportunities for farmers for a couple years now. But what’s the deal and how do you go about making a carbon deal? What changes to your farming practices are required and who monitors your practices? Most importantly, how much money are we talking about — because let’s face it, carbon credit deals are still anything but mainstream. Watch and/or listen as we discuss everything you need to know about selling your carbon credits with Kelly Garrett, Temple Rhodes, Matt Miles and the folks at Truterra.

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A Planter That Could Change Everything For Matt Miles

A Planter That Could Change Everything For Matt Miles

As the only raised bed farmer in XtremeAg, Matt has always utilized a twin row planter configuration to plant 2 rows into each raised bed. As a result he cannot be as flexible with his populations as his row and seed spacing are limiting factors. That may change soon if this Monosem triple row planter delivers in this first of its kind trial.

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The Cost of Compaction & How To Avoid It!

The Cost of Compaction & How To Avoid It!

Soil compaction is a silent yield robber. Unlike a wind storm or hail damage, you may not see the harm to your crop — but you will certainly see it on your combine’s yield monitor. In the old days we thought deep ripping was the solution to correcting soil compaction but that’s timely -- and with the price of diesel — exceedingly expensive. XtremeAg’s Kevin Matthews discusses the cause and cost of compaction and offers solutions on avoiding or rectifying the problem. From tire pressure adjustments to cover crop utilization and a few other tips, Kevin can help you keep your soils un-compacted!

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How Bad is Rolled Up Corn?

How Bad is Rolled Up Corn?

It's a hot southeast Arkansas day and Matt's corn is starting to roll up. But why exactly is it rolling up? Should Matt rush to turn on the irrigation? Is it a natural defense mechanism that means he has healthy corn? Is it possible to irrigate too soon? Matt and Robbo talking about differing points of view on the subject of rolled corn.

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