Kelly talks about and shows first hand why he plants cover crops whenever possible. From preventing erosion to mitigating moisture loss, increasing fertility and carbon levels in his soil, and selling carbon credits through partners like Nori, Kelly is a believer in cover crops.
Miles Farms is running 24/7 trying to get their rice crop in. Layne talks about the pre-emerge program they are using and the battle against red rice.
Matt installed drain tile from Advanced Drainage Systems this year and he has already seen a lot of the benefits from it just in farming efficiency alone. Today he is in one of his soybean fields with Agronomist Robbo Dedman to talk about a trial that they are conducting with ADS. We all know drain tile can take water out of the field, but can we put water back in the field with it?
Tile drainage has been proven to work in the midwest for years, but when it comes to south of the Mason-Dixon line, it's a pretty rare thing to see tile drainage. Matt Miles took the plunge in 2021 and installed a tile drainage system on his southeast Arkansas farm. It equalized all his ground and he is able to farm his sharkey clay at the same time as his sandy fields. Matt talks about efficiencies gained and plans for utilizing his new drain tile as a potential irrigation source for his rice fields.
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.
Chad Henderson talks about how he was able to reclaim acres on his Alabama farm with a tile install. Chad expects that increased uniformity and efficiency will lead to increased yields and ROI.
Lee installed a significant number of acres of drain tile on his farm last year. He talks about the three immediate payoffs that he is seeing as a result of his tile installation.
Tile drainage isn’t really tile — it’s corrugated, perforated, plastic pipe. Maybe you know that or maybe the concept of subsurface farm drainage is new to you. Either way, you should listen to this two-part episode about the benefits and payoffs of tile drainage. Tile drainage is water management and it is good for the environment, your soil, and your bottom line. Lee Lubbers says tile drainage is a triple payoff through appreciation, depreciation, and asset improvement! Lee is joined by Chad Henderson who explains his 90 acre project complete with lift station, and Kevin Matthews who began installing tile on his North Carolina farms 15 years ago.
Matt is working some ground that he would never have been able to work this early in the season. The reason? His new ADS drain tile installation that has drained the water off the field earlier than he can ever remember.