Farming

Shrinking Grid Size To Diagnose A Soil Problem

Shrinking Grid Size To Diagnose A Soil Problem

Grid sampling — if you’re unfamiliar — means gridding your field into blocks of 5 acre or even 2.5 acres. But sometimes dividing your field into 2.5 acre chunks isn’t small enough to straighten out a stubborn problem.

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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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Getting More Out of Your Manure

Getting More Out of Your Manure

Getting more out of your fertilizer is key for farmers like Temple Rhodes. He talks with Damian, Robb Dedman and Bryan Evans about a new product from Agrotech USA that is designed to get more out of chicken litter.

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Source Corn Root Dig

Source Corn Root Dig

Kelly and Mike look at the differences between the corn they applied Source on versus the untreated corn.

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Stretching the Efficacy of Disease Protection in Wheat

Stretching the Efficacy of Disease Protection in Wheat

Lee Lubbers made one pass before flag leaf stage on his wheat this past season. While the neighboring fields were making another fungicide pass before flag leaf stage to combat the onset of disease, Lee was able to sit back and wait. He talks about how he extended his protection during his trial with Spraytec.

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Are you losing yield in your water?

Are you losing yield in your water?

Is your water source working against your fertility plan? If you you have irrigation on your farm, you likely sleep a little better at night knowing that you have some control over stress levels of your crop throughout the season. But, as Kelly and Mike discovered, the EC of their water was a pretty big yield limiter for them. They talk about how they are using biologicals as part of the solution.

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