Kelly talks about the cover crop mix he uses on his farm, what he likes about the recipe and how he is getting paid to cover crop through his program with TruterraAg. Want more info on how you can get paid to implement sustainable farming practices like cover cropping, no-till and more, visit TruterraAg.com/xtremeag
A crop that many farmers have tried and failed because of its many complexities, Caleb talks about how he decides it's time to pull the peanuts.
Starting in August, farmers are presented with purchasing programs for next season’s inputs. Which inputs should you buy now? What programs make sense? How much different are purchase decisions in an era of higher interest rates? Those questions and more are addressed as Damian Mason sits down with Jarod Creed of JC Ag Financial and Iowa farmers Kelly Garrett and Jeremy Muff.
There is an economic principle that states that, after a certain point, each additional unit of input (like fertilizer) will result in progressively smaller increases in output (like crop yield). This means that there's an optimal amount of fertilizer for a given crop in a given soil, and beyond that point, you're just wasting money. Well, as it turns out, much — or maybe even most — of your applied Phosphorous and Potassium is unavailable for your crops. In the old days of inexpensive fertilizer this was less of a problem. However, as commodity prices dip and fertilizer prices remain elevated, you need to maximize your fertility applications. Chad Henderson maximizes his investment by treating his dry fertilizer with a biocatalyst. The $4 per acre treatment yields Chad an additional 12 bushels while using less fertilizer. Agronomist Steve Sexton explains how it works.
Temple's Milo is in the late stages. But he isn't done yet. He talks about next steps to bring this crop home.
Temple is treating this Sorghum crop just like he would his corn crop. He talks about what he has done so far on the crop, where the deficiencies are and what his plan is to bring this crop to the end.
Temple explains his first ever Milo crop, his practices, and why grain sorghum makes sense for him (and it might make sense for you!)
Caleb, Matt and AgroLiquid's Molly Alexander talk about the program they are implementing on Caleb's peanut field, and their plan for making sure the plants focus their energy on the things that are going to make him more money. A great conversation for all farmers and all crops.
It's drought-tolerant nature and ability to withstand harsh conditions makes Milo a good choice for farmers looking for a different crop with high yield potential. It is also not the preferred food for the local deer population -- a big reason Temple chose to plant it this season. Temple talks with Robb Dedman about managing milo in Maryland.