Lee Lubbers is getting down and dirty in his wheat crop to talk about root mass, disease and pest control. He shows you what he looks for and why he likes what he sees so far despite the historically low levels of soil moisture.
After getting the samples back from the lab, Kelly and Mike are applying a mix of stress mitigation, root stimulation, some biology, a micropack from Agroliquid and a few kelp products that they are trialing.
Chad is testing the seed meters on his electric drive row units using a bucket in the driveway outside the shop. He shows you his process for testing the seed meters before heading to the field.
Lee Lubbers began using Plant Growth Regulators 20 years ago, way before most conventional farmers had even heard of the product category. But PGR’s had been utilized in specialty crop production for years before Lee’s foray, which is why he brought the technology to his South Dakota operation. Today, PGR’s are standard practice at Lubbers Farms. Lee describes his results, mishaps, and outlook on plant growth hormones. He is joined by Matt Thompson of Hefty Naturals who explains modes of action and the technical aspect of this expanding crop input.
When it comes to Wheat Wager '22, there is one farmer that all of XtremeAg fears. Watch out boys! The wheat beast has come out of dormancy!
Chad is lifting the veil, or opening the kimono or whatever you want to call it on his wheat tissue samples. What are his next steps toward winning Wheat Wager '22? He's gonna tell you right now.
When Concept Agritek came to Chad Henderson with a new biological fungicide for his wheat crop he was skeptical at first. Then when he rolled in with his combines he saw no yield bump at all compared to his normal fungicide practice. So where was the ROI? Chad sits down with Mark and Daniel from Concept Agritek and explains why Bio-Aid Fungicide is now a part of his standard wheat management program. They also talk about his use of CalBor as a way to effectively deliver a blend of calcium and boron through a foliar applications.
It's 9 degrees with a windchill of -9 degrees below zero, so Kelly is not putting any fertility on his dormant wheat for at least for another 3 weeks. He reports from the comfort of his heated pick-up truck on the fertility applications he has already made to the soil and talks about his winning expectations for Wheat Wager 2022.
Someone once said that a farmer gets called on by a seed company at least 6 times per year. So what does Lee Lubbers look for in a seed company? He looks at traits of the seed and traits of the supplier equally. Damian talks to Lee Lubbers and Integra Seed's Bernie Roossinck about making seed decisions based on company traits.