Humic Acid and Fulvic Acid. What's the difference? One is for soil building and one is for nutrient uptake. We break down the details on when and how to use Humics and Fulvics on your farm and how do you know if they are working?
You listened/watched to the debate in part 1 (To Tissue Sample Or Not?), and you've decided you want to be a better tissue sampler now. In part 2, Chad, Molly and Stephanie talk about and demonstrate the best practices for tissue sampling.
The Red River valley of southern Manitoba experienced flooding in Spring 2022. XtremeAg affiliate Riley Anderson had one field submerged under flood waters for more than a month. This would be a problem anytime of the year but with it happening during spring warm up, the flooding killed off soil biology. As Riley puts it, “It smelled like it was dead and rotting.” Now he’s working to revive his soil biology to make it productive and healthy sooner versus later. Because...degraded assets are bad for business and as a farmer, your soil is your biggest asset!
We are out in the field now with Mark and Caleb from Teva Corporation as we measure the sugar content of Chad's corn. Measuring sugar content tells us how much energy the plant has. More energy means more yield in most cases.
Chad Henderson has been applying sugar to his crop well before it was a "thing." In fact, before it was commercially available for agriculture use, Chad got his supply from the local warehouse supermarket until they stopped selling it to him as they thought he was making illegal whiskey.He knows it increases yield, but is he right? We ask the experts at Teva Corporation: why corn needs sugar?
Last season, Kelly had an issue where the branches on his soybeans were unable to hold the number of pods the plant was putting on. So, this spring they applied a foliar of a calcium product from AgroLiquid to see if they could create more branch strength. They have pulled treated and untreated plants to see if they notice a difference yet.
How hard is your adjuvant working for you? Chad talks about finding the right adjuvants for your operation and his experience so far trialing a new workhorse of an adjuvant from Spraytec.
40 acres, 5 different treatments, replicated 4 different times. Chad, Molly, Stephanie and Damian talk about the products and application timing of the AgroLiquid trial that is running at Henderson Farms this season.
Each year 10 Million soil samples are pulled in North America. Those samples are sent to labs for analysis and the results are returned to farmers and their crop advisors. This is a good thing — knowing your nutrient and pH levels provides guidance for fertility treatments. The only problem: Much of what we do and how we do it when it comes to soil sampling hasn’t changed since the 1950’s! Al Toops with BiomeMakers joins Kelly and Connor Garrett of XtremeAg to discuss the future of soil analysis and why soil biology testing will change production Agriculture.