Big crops create big residue that you need to get through while planting next spring, or even maybe to plant this Fall’s cover crop. How effectively you break down said residue can have an absolute impact on next year’s crops. Also, there is a bonus of stored fertility within your residue just waiting to be untapped — but if managed incorrectly, you could lose that free fertilizer.
Johnny and Brewer are scouting soybeans and look at the differences they see between intensive management and standard management programs.
Johnny Verell is collaborating with Stoller to enhance the growth of bean plants this season. He discusses the program he is implementing on his soybeans and examines their progress during the R-6.5 stage.
Biologicals have emerged in force over the past decade. Do you apply biologicals and if so, when? Chad Henderson discusses his large-scale trials of applying biologicals post - harvest.
In a high yield corn on corn field with a ton of trash, Mike and Vern talk about how they are breaking down the residue and benefits of residue.
It is no secret that Iowa has great soil. The challenge is getting those nutrients to move from the soil to the plant. Mike and Kelly talk about how they have been able to tap into that soil bank.
Kelly admits the idea of having too much nitrogen goes against conventional farmer thinking, but it is what his research and testing are telling him. His crops are out of balance as a result and he needs to spoon feed micro nutrients and back off on the nitrogen in his soils.
Temple is treating this Sorghum crop just like he would his corn crop. He talks about what he has done so far on the crop, where the deficiencies are and what his plan is to bring this crop to the end.