Temple and Kelly are each doing 40 acre labs with AgXplore using the company’s new ArchiTech — a foliar fertility product that contains a plant growth regulator. The product is the first EPA approved fertility PGR combo and its promise is time saving, ease of use, and bigger yields of course. Gunther Kreps and Jason Fettig with AgXplore join Temple and Kelly to explain.
How do you know if your in-furrow program is working? Temple says you don't have to wait until harvest to determine what is working and what needs to change. He shows us what he looks for at v2-v3 when assessing an in-furrow program.
High yielding soybeans require different treatment — and a different mindset — than what is required to produce average soybeans. Matt Miles and Temple Rhodes tell Damian how they go about getting a node dense plant that rings the bell on soybean yields.
He thinks he has one of the best starts on beans so far. He does a root check on his R1-R2 soybeans. Here is what he sees so far.
Kelly Garrett’s Iowa farm fields are saturated with calcium, whereas Kevin Matthews’ North Carolina fields are calcium deficient. Yet, they both apply a quart of calcium per acre. Why? Because calcium is a limiting factor for both farmers. Kevin and Kelly discuss with Damian Mason, the role of calcium as a mover of nutrients and more importantly, talk about what they are doing to get it into the plant.
Matt Miles admits, when it comes to his fertility program, he wasn’t an early adopter. “It was old school, it was easy…and easy isn’t always the best.” He now uses frequent liquid fertilizer applications — in-furrow, via Y-drop, and over the top foliar. Matt and Layne Miles explain their fertility program evolution with Damian Mason on this episode of the Cutting The Curve Podcast.
Matt talks to aerial applicator, David Glover, about a new product from Agrotech USA that is designed to protect and enhance the efficiency of dry nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium applications.
Layne Miles is checking the soybeans out at around v1-v2. He talks about the applications so far and the one thing that they struggle to find in soybeans.
Your crops emerged, you have an even stand, and you’re feeling pretty good about things. Now what? Well, now is the time to focus on plant health. What nutrients do your fledgling crops need and when do they need them? How can you tell whether or not your crops are as healthy as they should be? What’s the yield penalty you take for missing cues your crops are giving you about their health? The guys from XtremeAg share their early season plant health practices at the May 4th webinar.