Farming

Three Southern Farmers In A Field with Lee Lubbers

Three Southern Farmers In A Field with Lee Lubbers

Matt Miles, Chad Henderson and Kevin Matthews pay a visit to Lee Lubbers farm in Gregory, South Dakota to take a look at his dry land corn and talk about field management practices, soil, product trials, and a whole lot more. The next best thing to being in the field with these 4 top growers is watching it on video.

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Soybean Desiccation: A hot knife through butter

Soybean Desiccation: A hot knife through butter

Soybean desiccation is not a standard practice in Kelly's part of the world, but that doesn't mean it should not be. Kelly has implemented a desiccation strategy this year on his soybeans and he is already seeing the benefits. In this member video, Kelly talks about soybean desiccation and top benefits he expects to see this fall.

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The Benefits Of Proper Fungicide Treatment In Soybeans

The Benefits Of Proper Fungicide Treatment In Soybeans

Kevin Matthews of Matthews Family Farms in Yadkinville, NC joins Dr. Ruhiyyih Young of BASF to discuss how to achieve great results with proper soybean fungicide treatment. Kevin’s approach to soybeans is all about maximizing daylight for maximum plant performance. Once you’ve got the timing worked out, fungicide application — and its proper timing— can set you on the path to higher yields.

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Soybean Desiccation: When, Why and How?

Soybean Desiccation: When, Why and How?

More and more farmers are utilizing desiccation to reduce loss and make for an easier harvest with less foreign matter going into the combine. Combine speeds can be increased as both weeds and the crop are dry. There are also some yield benefits with increased test weight according to those who are familiar with the practice. But, knowing when to desiccate is key to realizing all the benefits. Kevin explains his desiccation strategy and talks timing in this member video.

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Zinc, Copper, and What???  — Nutrient Management For High Yield Corn

Zinc, Copper, and What???  — Nutrient Management For High Yield Corn

In the old days if you wanted a bumper crop of corn, you sprayed copious amounts of Atrazine and put down a lot of nitrogen. While some farmers may think that’s still the game plan, Kevin Matthews attains record yielding corn with a different approach — he maximizes micronutrients with a big assist from the folks at Agroliquid. That company has multiple product corn fertility trials in place on Kevin’s North Carolina farm where he has 135 acres devoted to experimentation. Galynn Beer and Stephanie Zelinko from Agroliquid join Kevin to explain nutrient management and how to get huge bushels with efficient nutrient utilization.

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High Production Corn Plot

High Production Corn Plot

Layne Miles steps out of the combine for a few minutes to give us an up close look at his Integra 6811 trial plot.

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Kevin's NCGA Wedding Corn

Kevin's NCGA Wedding Corn

The wedding is over and now Kevin hopes the honeymoon phase begins as he cuts his NCGA contest corn. He breaks down what he likes about it and the field management practices that he used to get it to this point. Corn is in the hopper and it's safe to say based on the yield monitor that the "Wedding Corn" has done its job.

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Critical Water Management

Critical Water Management

Dan utilizes Pivots from Valley and Netafim Drip Irrigation, and he could not be more thankful this year. Dan takes a look at his irrigated corn and the differences in irrigated versus non-irrigated.

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Turning Waste Into Value Through Subsurface Drip Irrigation

Turning Waste Into Value Through Subsurface Drip Irrigation

It started with a two-part question posed to us by farmers a few years ago: How can I cut the cost of removing manure waste, and how can I use the wastewater as fertilizer without breaking the bank?

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