Farming

Perspectives On Prairie Province Farming

Perspectives On Prairie Province Farming

Riley Anderson farms 24 miles north of the North Dakota / Canada border. As our newest XtremeAg affiliate, Riley will be providing insights, updates, and product trials from his Manitoba operation. What unique challenges do farmers face in an area that dips down to —40 degrees Fahrenheit? How does the product mix change when you go north of the border? And how are commodity markets navigated differently in the western provinces from where you farm? We dig into those topics and more in this episode!

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Are Your Midseason Fertility Practices Making You Money?

Are Your Midseason Fertility Practices Making You Money?

A few years ago we didn’t do much in way of fertility applications during the middle part of the growing season. That all changed for Iowa farmer Kelly Garrett after he experienced a 9 bushel yield bump on soybeans after he foliar-applied nutrition products mid season. Now mid season nutrition applications are standard practice for Kelly who’s experienced a 3 fold return on his fertility investment. Tommy Roach of Nachurs joins Kelly to explain the agronomics of higher yields through mid season fertilization.

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A prescription for beans on beans

A prescription for beans on beans

Kelly talks about why he is trying to grow soybeans without a rotation and the fertility that is needed to do it successfully with Tommy Roach of Nachurs.

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Uptake! Getting Fertility Into The Plant

Uptake! Getting Fertility Into The Plant

As Fertilizer prices are high, farmers like Matt Miles are looking for ways to increase the effectiveness of their existing nutrients. We talk to Robbo Dedman from Ultimate Ag Consulting and James Paterson of Agrotech USA about increasing plant uptake availability, how it works? and why you need to understand what is happening in your soil?

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Rebuilding Soil Biology

Rebuilding Soil Biology

The soil is a living thing. When a field is completely under water for a period of time and deprived of oxygen, that living thing tends to die. How do you rebuild that soil biology fast and effectively? Riley Anderson, an XtremeAg Affiliate in Manitoba, Canada, is working with AgXplore to restore biology to a field that was under water. He talks about the first step in bringing life back to his Canola field in this video. Stay tuned as we follow Riley's effort to rebuild soil biology this season.

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What is a health agent and does your crop need one?

What is a health agent and does your crop need one?

We've heard of secret agents and talent agents, but what is a plant health agent? And more importantly, do you really need one? Damian talks with Matt Miles and Trey Curtis from Concept Agritek about a 40 acre trial they are running with a new product called Bio Health that coats the plant with hundreds of different strains of bacteria and fungi that increases photosynthesis, respiration and keep the plant from having a a bad day.

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More Questions Kelly Is Asked About Carbon Credits

More Questions Kelly Is Asked About Carbon Credits

Kelly is back in the tractor cab answering a few more frequently asked questions about the carbon credit process. In this video, he talks about the contract length and how he chooses which carbon marketplace companies to work with.

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Farming On The Bay

Farming On The Bay

Temple Rhodes farms on Maryland’s eastern shore, operates a couple other business ventures, and he’s now contributing to XtremeAg. Throughout the season we’ll tune in to see what Mr. Rhodes is doing with fungicide treatments, seed plots, and micronutrient products to increase fertility uptake — a big issue for his geography. Because Temple farms in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, he’s under an environmental microscope. Enjoy meeting Temple and hear about how he runs his operation to “never become complacent.”

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The Corn Scout

The Corn Scout

Consultant Robbo Dedman and Layne Miles from Miles Farms are taking a closer look at their Integra 6811 corn plot at the v7-v8 stage. They are scouting for nutrient deficiencies, disease and any impediments to photosynthesis, as well as the xylem structure. The also talk about the next application steps for this crop.

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