Seaweed does not have an easy life. It just might be the plant that experiences the most stress on a daily basis. Under water for part of the day and then in the hot dry sun for another part of the day. Every day! What if we could harness that unique trait and apply it to your crop? Kelly talks with Steve from Agricen about their new seaweed based stress mitigation product that is being used in Kelly's drip-zone trial.
40 acres, 5 different treatments, replicated 4 different times. Chad, Molly, Stephanie and Damian talk about the products and application timing of the AgroLiquid trial that is running at Henderson Farms this season.
Each year 10 Million soil samples are pulled in North America. Those samples are sent to labs for analysis and the results are returned to farmers and their crop advisors. This is a good thing — knowing your nutrient and pH levels provides guidance for fertility treatments. The only problem: Much of what we do and how we do it when it comes to soil sampling hasn’t changed since the 1950’s! Al Toops with BiomeMakers joins Kelly and Connor Garrett of XtremeAg to discuss the future of soil analysis and why soil biology testing will change production Agriculture.
Early in his career, Kelly was convinced that you had to push fertility in order to get bigger yields. Today he stands in front of one of his top performing fields and talks about the steps he has taken to balance this field using more than fertility.
An estimated 5% or less of all farmers actually engage in regular tissue sampling of their crops. So, if you are not doing it, you are not alone. But that may not make it right. Chad debates the value of tissue sampling with Agroliquid agronomists Stephanie and Molly and they discuss the best approach to using the information if you decide to tissue sample.
What's the deal with the second ear? Do you want a second ear? It is another ear of corn after all that contributes to yield, right? Or is it a bad thing that takes nutrients away from the primary ear? We pose the question: 2 Ear or Not 2 Ear? Let's see what our 2 experts from AgXplore have to say about it.
Kelly and Mike are making some midseason changes to their soybean foliar program beginning with pulling all of the fertility out. They sit down and walk through the changes they are making and the reasons why.
Farming has changed significantly in the past few decades, and at top of the list in changes has been the increased availability and use of biologicals on modern farms. Will there soon be a time when all crop protection inputs will be biological based? Damian talks to Matt Miles and Trey Curtis from Concept Agritek about the not so far off future of agriculture. Also available as an audio Short Cut
Lee Lubbers farms in a pretty tough neighborhood, weather wise. Gregory, South Dakota receives about 18 inches of annual precipitation — and on dry years Lee reports less than 10 inches of precipitation. So, how does a farmer yield a good crop and produce a profit under such conditions? Lee explains his drought resistant practices and his product selection to produce a crop when it’s dry. Lee also discusses the personal side of farming in a drought and how he goes about managing a healthy mental state in the face of stress. Be sure to listen to the very end as Mr. Lubbers saved his best advice ’til the end!