Farming

Can a Coconut Reduce Crop Stress? Well, Sort of

Can a Coconut Reduce Crop Stress? Well, Sort of

In 1986, Lee Lubbers became the first farming family to plant soybeans in his area of west river South Dakota. He hasn't looked back since. This year, Lee is once again making his own history as he is able to produce a soybean crop in one of the driest years on record. It all comes down to stress mitigation, and that is why he is trialing a new product from Pro Farm (formerly Marrone Bio Innovations) that is derived from coconut oil and is designed to get soybeans through a tough year like this.

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Are you losing yield in your water?

Are you losing yield in your water?

Is your water source working against your fertility plan? If you you have irrigation on your farm, you likely sleep a little better at night knowing that you have some control over stress levels of your crop throughout the season. But, as Kelly and Mike discovered, the EC of their water was a pretty big yield limiter for them. They talk about how they are using biologicals as part of the solution.

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RESULTS AND LESSONS FROM 2022 SOYBEAN FOLIAR TREATMENTS

RESULTS AND LESSONS FROM 2022 SOYBEAN FOLIAR TREATMENTS

If you’re a soybean producer, you don’t want to miss this XtremeAg webinar. The guys share their results, observations, and lessons from foliar products applied to this season’s soybean crop. What products and practices were applied and when? What worked? What didn’t? What can we do to improve next year?

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UNSTRATIFYING YOUR NUTRIENTS

UNSTRATIFYING YOUR NUTRIENTS

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.

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Can Temple Get Bigger Beans Before It is Too Late?

Can Temple Get Bigger Beans Before It is Too Late?

Temple Rhodes is at R5 and it's late in the season. What can he do at this point to increase bean size in the final stretch? He talks about strategies with Robb Dedman and AgXplore's Drew Parker.

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When Too Much Residue Impedes Soybean Emergence

When Too Much Residue Impedes Soybean Emergence

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.

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INSIDE THE SECRET LAB

INSIDE THE SECRET LAB

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.

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GETTING OVER THE WALL

GETTING OVER THE WALL

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.

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WEBINAR: ACCELERATING YOUR CROP THROUGH THE FINISH LINE

WEBINAR: ACCELERATING YOUR CROP THROUGH THE FINISH LINE

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.

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