Farming

Playing Offense With Your Seed Treatment

Playing Offense With Your Seed Treatment

Kelly, Mike and Chad talk about their approach to seed treatment and look at a new seed treatment from Spraytec that the guys will be trialing this spring.

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2022 Results and Impressions: FMC Xyway - Kevin Matthews

2022 Results and Impressions: FMC Xyway - Kevin Matthews

Kevin Matthews discusses the ​FMC Xyway trials he conducted this season.

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CAN A PRE-EMERGE DO THE WORK ALL SEASON LONG?

CAN A PRE-EMERGE DO THE WORK ALL SEASON LONG?

Kevin talks about a trial he did with BASF where only applied 6 ounces of BASF's Pre-Emerge, ZIDUA PRO, at the beginning of the season, and then nothing else for the rest of the season. He takes a look at the results at season end.

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Fungicide Surprise

Fungicide Surprise

Kelly and Mike talk about the fungicide program they used this past season. They used Xyway in their 2 x 2 system, but in their high pressure areas where they needed a double shot of fungicide, they turned to an old standby that Mike new about. They reduced cost and boosted yield.

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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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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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