Soil is the most important resource in production agriculture. How you manage it determines your farm’s long term success. Robb Dedman of Ultimate Ag Consulting joins Matt Miles of Miles Farms to discuss their 21st century approach to monitoring, measuring, and managing their farm’s precious soil resource.
Lee talks about a new treatment he is using to prevent Fusarium head blight (head scab) from damaging his wheat crop.
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.
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.
It's been a while since the Lee has seen his wheat looking this good at this point in the season. The application of a growth regulator has proven to be very successful.
Lee Lubbers is farming three varieties of winter wheat this season. His standard Grainfield variety along with two new varieties that are exclusive to Lee's farm. Lee shares the tissue tests and his analysis.
XtremeAg.Farm's Kelly Garrett changed the way he planted his winter wheat and it paid off with a 7-10 bu/a increase.