Farming

ROI Driving Crop Rotation Decisions

ROI Driving Crop Rotation Decisions

There’s a lot to consider heading into any new crop year but especially as we prepare for 2022 with record run-ups in input prices, lack of input inventory, Covid marketplace impacts, and uncertainty. One consideration always in play is whether or not to alter the crop rotation. XtremeAg farmer, Chad Henderson explains why he’s staying the course in 2022 with his usual crop acreage splits.

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4 things Lee Lubbers Learned in 2021

4 things Lee Lubbers Learned in 2021

Lee Lubbers brought his notes on the lessons gleaned from last year that he thinks all of us can apply for a more prosperous 2022.

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Nutrient Management With Drip Irrigation 

Nutrient Management With Drip Irrigation 

Fertilizer and diesel prices are up considerably. Meanwhile farms are under increasing environmental pressure. These forces combine to create a real opportunity for manure utilization via drip irrigation. Drip irrigation, as we’ve discussed in previous episodes, is a more efficient means of delivering moisture to your crop. But drip is also a very effective means of nutrient management which saves time, machinery hours, and diesel all while eliminating the soil compaction common with manure application.

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Reducing Fertilizer Costs and Less Fill Time at Planting

Reducing Fertilizer Costs and Less Fill Time at Planting

Kelly is always looking for the next greatest thing to increase efficiency at planting time and he thinks he may have found it in a new system from CapstanAg called SelectShot. In the process of installing the precision in-furrow delivery system, Kelly breaks it down with CapstanAg's Brian Bentz.

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What 2021 Taught Chad & Applying It To 2022

What 2021 Taught Chad & Applying It To 2022

Winter is a good time to reflect back on what the prior farming season taught us and how we can apply those lessons for success in the new year. Alabama farm operator and XtremeAg co-founder Chad Henderson discusses some of his 2021 investments and ventures. He also covers the business and personal lessons he’s applying for a more prosperous 2022. From installing drainage (for the first time!), to practicing patience as a manager, Chad has plenty of lessons to share from the year that was.

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Perfecting Practices Learned in 2021

Perfecting Practices Learned in 2021

Kevin Matthews is always looking for a way to improve upon how he does what he does on his North Carolina farming operation. In 2021 he implemented changes in how he plants, how he sprays, and how he harvests. Looking ahead to crop year 2022, he discusses how he’ll perfect his newly implemented changes. Remember, if you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll always get what you’ve always gotten. And that simply won’t do for an XtremeAg producer!

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Spreading calcitic Lime

Spreading calcitic Lime

Kevin is kicking off the New Year by spreading lime. He uses a calcitic lime that comes from a quarry on the Atlantic coast that contains very little magnesium in it. Kevin talks equipment, his guidance system and why PH is key to overcoming higher fertilizer prices.

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Fertility Alternatives in the Face of Availability Issues and Cost Constraints

Fertility Alternatives in the Face of Availability Issues and Cost Constraints

Fertilizer prices are up dramatically heading into 2022. You’re likely already familiar with that fact. But are you familiar with the range of alternatives you can employ to decrease your fertilizer input costs while still maintaining fertility levels in your soil? Kevin Matthews discusses alternatives from chicken litter to biologicals to less popular fertilizer products that’ll give you the nutrients you need without breaking the bank. The best part: you’ll still get a big crop and a profitable return! ​

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Talking About In Furrow Fertilizer

Talking About In Furrow Fertilizer

Kelly Garrett began using in-furrow fertilizer in crop year 2017. This year he opted to change to an updated product made by the same company as his previous treatment. Kelly discusses his results and is joined by Tommy Roach, VP of Product Development for NACHURS who provides technical background on using in-furrow fertilization. ​

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