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.
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.
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?
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 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.
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.
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.
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.