Lee Lubbers is getting down and dirty in his wheat crop to talk about root mass, disease and pest control. He shows you what he looks for and why he likes what he sees so far despite the historically low levels of soil moisture.
XtremeAg affiliate, Temple Rhodes talks about the challenges of phosphorous uptake when farming in the Chesapeake Watershed. He gives the details on how he uses PGRs in-furrow and a new product he he hopes will be a "Game Changer" for phosphorous uptake.
We know how important soil fertility is to achieving bigger yields. But — and be honest here — do you really understand what all those numbers and letters on a soil test mean? Do you know the recommended ratios between micronutrients in your soil? Agroliquid’s Back 2 Basics is a video series designed to help farmers maximize their return from the soil testing they’re already doing. Information is power, but only if you know how to use the information. Brian Waugh and Stephanie Zelenko with Agroliquid join XtremeAg’s Chad Henderson to discuss maximizing the return on soil testing by first understanding the test results.
After getting the samples back from the lab, Kelly and Mike are applying a mix of stress mitigation, root stimulation, some biology, a micropack from Agroliquid and a few kelp products that they are trialing.
The XtremeAg team shares practices they employ at time of planting to build better yields and make more money. Guest presenter Jason Schley of Next Level Ag expands on planting do’s, don’ts, and lessons he’s gleaned from all the acres he consults on. Both Jason and the XtremeAg team answer viewer questions and take a deeper dive into planting practices throughout the webinar.
Kevin Matthews had been looking at soil sample results for decades before he finally realized the importance of calcium to magnesium ratios in his soils. This may seem like advanced agronomy to some but the reality is this: You can’t get to the next level of production without a firm foundation of soil basics. This is why Agroliquid created the Back2Basics educational series — so farmers can discover their next level ability by addressing the basics first. Or, as Kevin says, “fixing limiting factors in the soil begins with the basics.”
On February 18th, Miles farms decided to plant 46 acres of Agrigold 4190 soybeans. Robbo and Matt update field progress and wonder when is it too early to plant soybeans?
Lee Lubbers began using Plant Growth Regulators 20 years ago, way before most conventional farmers had even heard of the product category. But PGR’s had been utilized in specialty crop production for years before Lee’s foray, which is why he brought the technology to his South Dakota operation. Today, PGR’s are standard practice at Lubbers Farms. Lee describes his results, mishaps, and outlook on plant growth hormones. He is joined by Matt Thompson of Hefty Naturals who explains modes of action and the technical aspect of this expanding crop input.
Is stress mitigation more about relieving crop stress or preventing the stress from happening? Matt Miles is joined by Brian Adams, Agronomist for AgXplore as he talks about his philosophy on mitigating crop stress, and the chemistry behind some of the products he used in 2021 to protect his crop ahead of periods of stress.