Farming

PUSHING DOUBLE CROP BEANS

PUSHING DOUBLE CROP BEANS

Matthews Family Farms has not traditionally pushed yield on their double crop beans. Why? Well, because they are double crop beans. But that is changing as they are seeing the potential benefits of pushing the short season beans with a fertility trial from Concept Agritek.

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The Results Are In and Residue Cost Kelly Yield

The Results Are In and Residue Cost Kelly Yield

Twice this season — in spring and during summer — we checked in with Garrett Land & Cattle Agronomist, Mike Evans about residue problems on some of their fields. This time we hear from Mike as well as Kelly Garrett with harvest results.

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Where To Spend That Last Dollar?

Where To Spend That Last Dollar?

Did your crop stall at the end of the season? Damian Mason talks with Robb Dedman, Temple Rhodes and Agroliquid's Galynn Beer about how to spend that last dollar. It might be the best investment you make all season. Or it might not.

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JULY BEANS: BETTER THAN EXPECTED

JULY BEANS: BETTER THAN EXPECTED

Matt completed phase 2 of his triple crop plan when he harvested his July planted beans. Despite a frost, the beans did much better than he expected. He talks yield, his decision to desiccate and next steps.

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He Needed To Really Push These Beans

He Needed To Really Push These Beans

After having to replant this field twice, Perry Galloway needed to push these beans hard to get them to deliver this fall. Working with Nachurs to develop an aggressive fertility plan, he gets his first indication of whether or not it worked.

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Do your Soybeans Have Enough Nitrogen?

Do your Soybeans Have Enough Nitrogen?

Mike Evans doesn’t think soybeans get enough nitrogen. He talks about what they are doing with their soybeans to increase the amount of available Nitrogen through a trial with Sound Agriculture.

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Can a Coconut Reduce Crop Stress? Well, Sort of

Can a Coconut Reduce Crop Stress? Well, Sort of

In 1986, Lee Lubbers became the first farming family to plant soybeans in his area of west river South Dakota. He hasn't looked back since. This year, Lee is once again making his own history as he is able to produce a soybean crop in one of the driest years on record. It all comes down to stress mitigation, and that is why he is trialing a new product from Pro Farm (formerly Marrone Bio Innovations) that is derived from coconut oil and is designed to get soybeans through a tough year like this.

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Bean In Control

Bean In Control

Temple Rhodes takes a minute to step out of the combine to take a closer look at his Beans on Beans trial that he conducted this year. He talks about what he is learning about his ability to control the plant.

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CALCIUM TRUCKER

CALCIUM TRUCKER

Called the trucker of all other minerals, Calcium is essential to bringing minerals into the plant. Kelly has plenty of Calcium in the soil of his western Iowa fields, so why did he apply calcium as a foliar and through his drip irrigation system 4 times this season? He explains.

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