Farming

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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2x2 Fungicide Trial

2x2 Fungicide Trial

Chad checks in to give us an update on the trial he is conducting with FMC's Xyway in the planter applied 2x2.

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Commodity Classic: Proactive Disease and Pest Control

Commodity Classic: Proactive Disease and Pest Control

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.

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COMMODITY CLASSIC:  Why is Chad so excited about this new fungicide?

COMMODITY CLASSIC: Why is Chad so excited about this new fungicide?

​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.

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Xyway - Do's And Don'ts For Using This Game Changing Fungicide

Xyway - Do's And Don'ts For Using This Game Changing Fungicide

In 2021 FMC launched Xyway, a systemic fungicide engineered to be applied at planting as a tank mix with starter fertilizer. 95% of the farms that used the product saw great results. But those farmers who applied Xyway in-furrow, especially in cool, damp soil, experienced germination issues. Iowa farmer, Kelly Garrett, having heard of this potential issue through XtremeAg users, opted for a 2x2 application (2 inches deep and 2 inches away from the seed bed). Kelly is joined by FMC’s Gail Stratman to explain what we’ve learned about an effective and convenient fungicide.

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Lessons Learned & Applied From 2021- Lesson #3: Xyway in the 2x2

Lessons Learned & Applied From 2021- Lesson #3: Xyway in the 2x2

Successful businesses analyze their successes and shortcomings so they know how to adjust moving forward. If you’re a farmer, you’re in the business of crop production, so what lessons have you learned that you’ll apply to next year? Kelly Garrett shares his 5 lessons from this year and explains how he’ll utilize those lessons for a successful 2022. Lesson #3: Xyway in the 2x2

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What happened when Kelly Applied Xyway LFR in his 2x2?

What happened when Kelly Applied Xyway LFR in his 2x2?

Kelly used Xyway LFR in his 2x2 application this spring and compared it against an untreated control strip right next to it. Both plots were not treated with any additional fungicide application all season long. So what happened?

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The Benefits Of Proper Fungicide Treatment In Soybeans

The Benefits Of Proper Fungicide Treatment In Soybeans

Kevin Matthews of Matthews Family Farms in Yadkinville, NC joins Dr. Ruhiyyih Young of BASF to discuss how to achieve great results with proper soybean fungicide treatment. Kevin’s approach to soybeans is all about maximizing daylight for maximum plant performance. Once you’ve got the timing worked out, fungicide application — and its proper timing— can set you on the path to higher yields.

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Late Season Boost

Late Season Boost

Dan went early with his first fungicide pass in early July, so now he is out doing a second application with some added fertility from Nachurs in mid August. Building kernel weight and depth is his focus now for the rest of the season.

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