Farming

Got Pests, Disease or Weeds in Your Crop? Your Pivot knows the answer

Got Pests, Disease or Weeds in Your Crop? Your Pivot knows the answer

Dan is replacing his old pivot with a new pivot irrigation system from Valley Irrigation. Dan speaks with Jeff from North Central Irrigation about some of the more interesting features on his new pivot system, including Valley's Precision Corner technology and the Valley Insights camera system.

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Cleaning Irrigation Disc Filters Made Easier

Cleaning Irrigation Disc Filters Made Easier

If you utilize a disc filtration system to clean up the water that goes into your irrigation system, then you know the pain of having to clean each of the individual discs. Kevin uses a disc filter to remove sediment and contaminants from his source water before it travels through his Netafim subsurface drip irrigation system. In this video, he shares the system that he recently started implementing to effectively clean the discs in a more efficient manner.

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Take A Tour Of Matt's Zero Grade Rice Farm

Take A Tour Of Matt's Zero Grade Rice Farm

Arkansas produces over 9 billion pounds of rice per year (nearly half of all US rice production) and it is the state's top agricultural export. In this video, Matt Miles and Robbo Dedman take you on a tour of their complex rice growing operation. You may not be growing rice yourself, but there is a lot to learn by listening to these two rice experts talk shop in the field.

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In-Furrow and 4x4x4 Starter Mixes for Kevin's NCGA Plots

In-Furrow and 4x4x4 Starter Mixes for Kevin's NCGA Plots

Having won the NCGA state yield title 10+ times, Kevin knows a thing or two about growing high-yield corn. In this video, he is getting ready to plant his 2021 NCGA Netafim drip irrigated plots and breaks down the Nachurs and Concept Agri-Tek products and mix ratios that he will be using in his 4x4x4 and in-furrow planter applications.

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Soil pH at Varying Depths

Soil pH at Varying Depths

Last week we had a call with Jason Schley from Next Level Ag in South Dakota. We were looking at some soil samples we pulled a few weeks ago; they ran them through their lab and learned a lot of information, including a few things we hadn’t seen before. One of the questions that came up in that call was “what is our soil pH at varying depths?”

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Dan's High-Tech Valley Pivot Arrives

Dan's High-Tech Valley Pivot Arrives

The first components of Dan's new pivot from Valley Irrigation have arrived at his farm in Northern Illinois. He is replacing an older pivot with a new one that includes some of the newest state of the art technology for monitoring irrigation and the crop. Stay tuned as Dan breaks down the new technology during the install and throughout the entire season of farming.

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2020 Soybean Varieties Test Plot Data

2020 Soybean Varieties Test Plot Data

Kevin ran 14 varieties of soybeans on his Cooleemee farm site this season. All were on Netafim subsurface drip irrigation. He planted on April 30th, but should have been planted earlier, at a population of 130,000. Kevin shares the yield data, solar radiation and precipitation data across growth stages.

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2020 Member Webinar

2020 Member Webinar

It's the XtremeAg.farm member webinar where the team unveils results from various trials, discusses key learnings and insights from the 2020 season. Topics discussed include, foliar and starter fertilizer trials, population research, soybean desiccation, late season nitrogen applications, seed selection, tillage, fungicide, biologicals, boron, sulfur, fertility, and much more.

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Increasing Soil Activity and Test Weight Late Season

Increasing Soil Activity and Test Weight Late Season

As last year's residue breaks down, microbial activity is increasing and now is the time to taking advantage of soil activity in order to increase uptake and test weight before harvest.

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