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.
Temple Rhodes has noticed a big difference in his corn field over a matter of just 20 rows. One area has green foliage below the ear, and one doesn't. Same field. Same hybrid. So what made the difference?
Being no-till presents emergence problems for soybeans following high yield corn with massive amounts of stalk residue. Mike Evans of Integrated Ag Solutions and Garrett Land and Cattle explains the challenges faced and lessons learned with this year’s soybean crop planted into high residue acres.
Ok, maybe it is not a big secret, but it is the location where Chad tests some of his scientific and not so scientific theories over the years. Working with the local extension agency, Chad has learned more than any school could ever teach him in this field.
Farmers are increasingly impacted by environmental policy or pressure to reduce utilization of the big macronutrients. SourceCorn is a product that is being trialed by XtremeAg and proposing this promise: Spend $14 per acre for this foliar applied product and you’ll save more than that in nitrogen application and maintain the same yield (or even do better!). Damian discusses Soil health and the future of fertilizer use with Eamon Flood from SoundAg.
Chad was inspired by a member question last week about what he needs to do to get over the wall that he feels he has hit and push higher yields. He lends his thoughts on what to look at when pushing yields.
The Alabama state corn yield record holder likes what he sees so far with his contest corn. It also happens to be the location for the Lab trial he is conducting with AgXplore products. He talks about the program and how he plans to finish out the season with what he hopes will be a new Alabama yield record.
Sometimes the right strategy and a strong finish can even make up for a slow start. The guys from XtremeAg will share their late season strategies to help you push through the finish line as a winner.