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.
Chad checks in to give us an update on the trial he is conducting with FMC's Xyway in the planter applied 2x2.
It is well known now that FMC's Xyway caused germination issues in a few cases last year when used in-furrow and in contact with the seed. Kevin shares the details of a trial that he is conducting this year with Xyway and SelectShot from CapstanAg to test the efficacy of Xyway in-furrow while still keeping it 2 inches off the seed at all times.
The XtremeAg team will each discuss a problem, solution, big idea, new technology, area of focus, or new methodology they’re implementing this spring. Our industry expert presenter will be Robb Dedman of Ultimate Ag Consulting. As usual, Robb and the XA guys will be accessible for questions, explanations, and deeper dives into the subject matter during this interactive event. Join us for insights and inspiration to make your farm prosper!
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.
Matt is joined by Agrigold Agronomist, Mitch Holmberg, to talk about what they look for when choosing beans for production and what to look for when they are out of the ground to make sure each seed reaches its potential.
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.
Rolling out a new product is never seamless. After releasing the highly anticipated XyWay last year, FMC learned a few things about proper applications. Kelly Garrett used the systemic fungicide in his 2x2 system and saw a significant yield response of 27 bu/a. Kelly talks about his application method, the ROI he saw and how he expects to save money on seed.
When Concept Agritek came to Chad Henderson with a new biological fungicide for his wheat crop he was skeptical at first. Then when he rolled in with his combines he saw no yield bump at all compared to his normal fungicide practice. So where was the ROI? Chad sits down with Mark and Daniel from Concept Agritek and explains why Bio-Aid Fungicide is now a part of his standard wheat management program. They also talk about his use of CalBor as a way to effectively deliver a blend of calcium and boron through a foliar applications.