Farming

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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The Remote Irrigator

The Remote Irrigator

While checking out some of the neighboring crops this week, Dan stops to do a little Irrigating with his phone using the AgSense mobile app. Dan Luepkes is The Remote Irrigator.

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Creating A Mobile Irrigation System

Creating A Mobile Irrigation System

The rolling hills, 100+ foot elevation changes and odd-shaped fields made it impossible to install a center pivot system. Five years ago, Kelly found a way to bring water to his field through drip irrigation.

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Happy Corn on Bad Land

Happy Corn on Bad Land

They told him he was crazy trying to farm this piece of land. Well, with the help of his ​Netafim USA drip system installed by NutraDrip, Dan looks a lot less crazy with some impressive yields over the years!

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The Potash Boost

The Potash Boost

Dan has been saving something for just the right time. He is delivering a K-Fuel cocktail to the roots of his corn crop through his Netafim drip irrigation system before he hits the grain fill stage.

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