It's been the 129th driest year out of the 131 on record and this field is still draining. Another example of where his high-yield path and his sustainable path converge to improve the ROI on his farm.
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.
The soybeans are out and Chad is happy with the results on this "OG Drain Tile Field."
We are talking about rescuing a crop from chemical damage. Temple Rhodes talks about the confluence of factors that stunted his early corn crop and most importantly, how he nursed it back to almost full recovery.
In this video, Temple discusses the challenges posed by a staggering 29 inches of rain that hindered his ability to 'stunt' bean growth for optimal development. As a result, his bean plants flourished rapidly, boasting an abundance of vegetation. Temple shares his insights into modifying application techniques to re-stimulate and manage these rapidly growing beans, providing a valuable perspective for fellow farmers facing similar weather-related hurdles
Facing issues of poor drainage, compaction, and nutrient imbalances, Matt is installing a drain tile system on his farm to overcome these challenges and improve the soil's health.
The weather is cooling down, the combines have been rolling with fall harvest…it’s time to think about wheat! If you grow wheat or even if you don't. From seed selection, to field prep, to fertility practices, to seeding rate, to what they put in the sprayer and when they do their spraying, the XA team explains their methods and take your questions.
Chad Henderson is top of his game when it comes to efficient application of his fertility plan. He talks with Damian Mason and Chad Smith from Nachurs about his approach to more efficient nutrient use.