Matt Miles will make 11 different foliar passes on his cotton field this season. Seems about right for a plant that Matt says is trying to die from the minute it emerges. 6 of those passes will be part of a trial he is doing with Agroliquid to foliar feed potassium into the plant. He is joined by Molly from Agroliquid and his agronomist, Robbo, to talk about the foliar feeding regimen he plans to implement on this year's crop.
As Fertilizer prices are high, farmers like Matt Miles are looking for ways to increase the effectiveness of their existing nutrients. We talk to Robbo Dedman from Ultimate Ag Consulting and James Paterson of Agrotech USA about increasing plant uptake availability, how it works? and why you need to understand what is happening in your soil?
The soil is a living thing. When a field is completely under water for a period of time and deprived of oxygen, that living thing tends to die. How do you rebuild that soil biology fast and effectively? Riley Anderson, an XtremeAg Affiliate in Manitoba, Canada, is working with AgXplore to restore biology to a field that was under water. He talks about the first step in bringing life back to his Canola field in this video. Stay tuned as we follow Riley's effort to rebuild soil biology this season.
Last season, Kelly Garrett lost yield due to weak branching on his soybeans. The large plants with weaker branches could not hold the pods. Mike Evans of Integrated Ag Solutions thinks that Kelly can improve branch strength with a v2 application. Mike talks about the application and why he thinks this might be the answer this season.
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.
Temple Rhodes farms on Maryland’s eastern shore, operates a couple other business ventures, and he’s now contributing to XtremeAg. Throughout the season we’ll tune in to see what Mr. Rhodes is doing with fungicide treatments, seed plots, and micronutrient products to increase fertility uptake — a big issue for his geography. Because Temple farms in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, he’s under an environmental microscope. Enjoy meeting Temple and hear about how he runs his operation to “never become complacent.”
Miles Farms is not only a producer of corn, soybeans, cotton and wheat, but they also manage a significant rice growing operation. Rice is a unique crop that many people outside of the 6 big rice growing states no very little about. Matt and Robbo talk with Damian about the unique needs, growth and care that is required to grow rice in the delta region. Tune in and learn something about a crop you may not know much about.
Chad checks in to give us an update on the trial he is conducting with FMC's Xyway in the planter applied 2x2.
Consultant Robbo Dedman and Layne Miles from Miles Farms are taking a closer look at their Integra 6811 corn plot at the v7-v8 stage. They are scouting for nutrient deficiencies, disease and any impediments to photosynthesis, as well as the xylem structure. The also talk about the next application steps for this crop.