Farming

Hybrid Agronomy

Hybrid Agronomy

An in depth conversation about hybrids, diseases, fungicide responses, application timing, stalk strength, drought stress, kernel depth, row spacing, population, when to combine and perhaps most importantly, a trick for keeping the gnats away.

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Webinar: Stress Mitigation For Higher Yields

Webinar: Stress Mitigation For Higher Yields

Protecting your plants from stress— or preparing your plants to better tolerate stress — has a big payoff. In our latest member webinar, we cover stress mitigation products and, more importantly, practices.

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Hitting The Protection Window

Hitting The Protection Window

Kevin made a mistake. He sprayed Veltyma fungicide too late on one side of the field, and it did not stop the Northern Leaf Blight from killing the crop. He uses the opportunity to show first hand the importance of 4th quarter crop protection on plant health and ear size.

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 Are you getting good sprayer coverage? (Part 1)

Are you getting good sprayer coverage? (Part 1)

Chad says he can see a fog behind him when spraying, but he admits that he really doesn't know if he is getting proper coverage when it comes to foliar applications. He's going to find out in this 2 part episode with Nick from Pentair Hypro.

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 Are you getting good sprayer coverage? (Part 2)

Are you getting good sprayer coverage? (Part 2)

In part 2, darkness falls and we head into the corn fields to take a look at the coverage performance with Nick from Pentair Hypro.

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A Fungicide Kick

A Fungicide Kick

Last year Chad added Pacesetter to his soybean fungicide application and saw a 1-2 bushel increase as a result. This season he is testing it in his corn to see if he can produce another yield bump.

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Why Carbon Is More Important Than N,P & K

Why Carbon Is More Important Than N,P & K

We’ve been instructed since the advent of soil testing on the importance of the macronutrients — nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium. But what about carbon? Where’s it on the soil sample, why do I need it, and where do I buy it for my crops?

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HOUSE BEANS

HOUSE BEANS

Chad has a deadline on these beans of August 15th. After that, the housing contractor will be moving in with the bulldozers. He planted a 2.9 bean, not typical for northern Alabama and is secretly praying that the paperwork gets lost so he can buy himself a few more weeks. He talks with his BASF about disease pressure and how he plans to take these beans to the finish line.

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Strategies For Reviving Soil Biology In A Dead Field

Strategies For Reviving Soil Biology In A Dead Field

The Red River valley of southern Manitoba experienced flooding in Spring 2022. XtremeAg affiliate Riley Anderson had one field submerged under flood waters for more than a month. This would be a problem anytime of the year but with it happening during spring warm up, the flooding killed off soil biology. As Riley puts it, “It smelled like it was dead and rotting.” Now he’s working to revive his soil biology to make it productive and healthy sooner versus later. Because...degraded assets are bad for business and as a farmer, your soil is your biggest asset!

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