Farming

Runoff Reservoir

Runoff Reservoir

After 4 years waiting for approval, Matt breaks ground on his reservoir. He intends to catch the runoff from rain storms and utilize it for irrigation.

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Farming Practices That Could Make You Money In Other Marketplaces

Farming Practices That Could Make You Money In Other Marketplaces

Kelly talks about the practices he is doing on his farm that make him money in the carbon marketplace. He also talks with Mariah from Truterra about the other marketplace opportunities besides carbon credits that are coming down the pike soon.

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Kevin's Drip Irrigation Start-up

Kevin's Drip Irrigation Start-up

Kevin Matthews walks through his subsurface drip irrigation system from Netafim. He draws water from the river, which requires some special equipment. He talks about the system pump, filter, meters and fertilizer injection system.

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What can we learn from seaweed about stress mitigation?

What can we learn from seaweed about stress mitigation?

Seaweed does not have an easy life. It just might be the plant that experiences the most stress on a daily basis. Under water for part of the day and then in the hot dry sun for another part of the day. Every day! What if we could harness that unique trait and apply it to your crop? Kelly talks with Steve from Agricen about their new seaweed based stress mitigation product that is being used in Kelly's drip-zone trial.

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Can you mitigate crop stress at the root level with drip?

Can you mitigate crop stress at the root level with drip?

Kelly's big focus this season has been reducing crop stress. He believes that we have enough fertility in the plant, and that in order to bust that yield ceiling he needs to mitigate stress. All of his growing season stress reducers have been applied at the foliar level. Can he reduce crop stress by applying stress reducers at the root level through a drip system? He is teaming up with Netafim, NutraDrip, Agricen and Iowa State to find out this season.

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Drip Irrigation Start-up

Drip Irrigation Start-up

Kelly is starting up his Netafim subsurface drip irrigation system for the first time this season. Kurt Grimm from NutraDrip explains the start-up process.

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WEBINAR: ONE THING THIS SPRING

WEBINAR: ONE THING THIS SPRING

The XtremeAg team will each discuss a problem, solution, big idea, new technology, area of focus, or new methodology they’re implementing this spring. Our industry expert presenter will be Robb Dedman of Ultimate Ag Consulting. As usual, Robb and the XA guys will be accessible for questions, explanations, and deeper dives into the subject matter during this interactive event. Join us for insights and inspiration to make your farm prosper!

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Can You Irrigate With Drain Tile?

Can You Irrigate With Drain Tile?

Matt installed drain tile from Advanced Drainage Systems this year and he has already seen a lot of the benefits from it just in farming efficiency alone. Today he is in one of his soybean fields with Agronomist Robbo Dedman to talk about a trial that they are conducting with ADS. We all know drain tile can take water out of the field, but can we put water back in the field with it?

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Commodity Classic: Enhanced Fertility

Commodity Classic: Enhanced Fertility

Kevin Matthews installed drip irrigation in order to get water on his irregular-shaped fields on his North Carolina farm.Kevin talks about how he uses his Netafim drip system to precision manage the fertility that goes to his crop, and the results he sees in his tissue samples each week.

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