Kevin talks with Stephanie and Rob from Agroliquid about his trial plots and the data that will be collected from each. In particular, they will be looking at the ROI difference that Kevin sees from their Pro-Germinator and Micro500 products. Kevin will provide updates throughout the season and share the final results at the end of the year.
There is a lot of talk about the use of PGRs (Plant Growth Regulators) as a spray application on beans and wheat and even in-furrow on corn. But, what does a PGR really do for your crop? In this member video, Kelly sits down with Mark Coots from Teva Corporation to talk about how a PGR behaves, and what its role is in the overall growth cycle of a plant.
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.
Kelly talks with Matt Thompson from Hefty Naturals about a brand new biological seed treatment that combines the successful Hefty Naturals Heat Shield and Nutri-Cycle technologies into one easy application for 45 bags of seed. If you don't have an in-furrow delivery system or want to add a supplement to your in-furrow program, Kelly says this is your solution.
Kelly shares the mix of Nachurs products he is using in his starter mix for his NCGA contest corn.
Nitrogen is important, but when it comes to pushing crop yields it takes more than a steady diet of nitrogen. Kelly talks with Tommy Roach, the head of product development for Nachurs about his experience applying potassium acetate as a supplement for his overall potassium program. Kelly talks about costs, plant availability and yield differences.
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.