Kelly talks about and shows first hand why he plants cover crops whenever possible. From preventing erosion to mitigating moisture loss, increasing fertility and carbon levels in his soil, and selling carbon credits through partners like Nori, Kelly is a believer in cover crops.
Matt Miles will make 11 different foliar passes on his cotton field this season. Seems about right for a plant that Matt says is trying to die from the minute it emerges. 6 of those passes will be part of a trial he is doing with Agroliquid to foliar feed potassium into the plant. He is joined by Molly from Agroliquid and his agronomist, Robbo, to talk about the foliar feeding regimen he plans to implement on this year's crop.
The soil is a living thing. When a field is completely under water for a period of time and deprived of oxygen, that living thing tends to die. How do you rebuild that soil biology fast and effectively? Riley Anderson, an XtremeAg Affiliate in Manitoba, Canada, is working with AgXplore to restore biology to a field that was under water. He talks about the first step in bringing life back to his Canola field in this video. Stay tuned as we follow Riley's effort to rebuild soil biology this season.
You’ve likely been hearing about carbon revenue opportunities for farmers for a couple years now. But what’s the deal and how do you go about making a carbon deal? What changes to your farming practices are required and who monitors your practices? Most importantly, how much money are we talking about — because let’s face it, carbon credit deals are still anything but mainstream. Watch and/or listen as we discuss everything you need to know about selling your carbon credits with Kelly Garrett, Temple Rhodes, Matt Miles and the folks at Truterra.
Soil compaction is a silent yield robber. Unlike a wind storm or hail damage, you may not see the harm to your crop — but you will certainly see it on your combine’s yield monitor. In the old days we thought deep ripping was the solution to correcting soil compaction but that’s timely -- and with the price of diesel — exceedingly expensive. XtremeAg’s Kevin Matthews discusses the cause and cost of compaction and offers solutions on avoiding or rectifying the problem. From tire pressure adjustments to cover crop utilization and a few other tips, Kevin can help you keep your soils un-compacted!
It's a hot southeast Arkansas day and Matt's corn is starting to roll up. But why exactly is it rolling up? Should Matt rush to turn on the irrigation? Is it a natural defense mechanism that means he has healthy corn? Is it possible to irrigate too soon? Matt and Robbo talking about differing points of view on the subject of rolled corn.
Kelly is back in the tractor cab answering a few more frequently asked questions about the carbon credit process. In this video, he talks about the contract length and how he chooses which carbon marketplace companies to work with.
Temple Rhodes farms on Maryland’s eastern shore, operates a couple other business ventures, and he’s now contributing to XtremeAg. Throughout the season we’ll tune in to see what Mr. Rhodes is doing with fungicide treatments, seed plots, and micronutrient products to increase fertility uptake — a big issue for his geography. Because Temple farms in the Chesapeake Bay watershed, he’s under an environmental microscope. Enjoy meeting Temple and hear about how he runs his operation to “never become complacent.”
As renewable diesel looks to become a reality in the future, the pressure will be on farmers to deliver increased levels of soy oils. Problem is that growing beans on beans almost always results in a significant yield penalty. Kelly Garrett is hoping to be able to find a way to grow beans in the same spot 2 years in a row without a yield penalty. He has enlisted Tommy Roach from Nachurs to develop a special in-furrow and 2x2 mix for beans on beans.