The Irrigation Effect
Seems like it is pretty common knowledge that when the corn starts rolling, it is time to turn on the irrigation. But, what if you can produce nearly the same yields with half the water use? Matt is fixin' to find out this season in this test he is running in his irrigated corn.
Focusing On Early Season Plant Health
Your crops emerged, you have an even stand, and you’re feeling pretty good about things. Now what? Well, now is the time to focus on plant health. What nutrients do your fledgling crops need and when do they need them? How can you tell whether or not your crops are as healthy as they should be? What’s the yield penalty you take for missing cues your crops are giving you about their health? The guys from XtremeAg share their early season plant health practices at the May 4th webinar.
Drainage AND Subsurface Irrigation Using The Same Pipe?
In Fall of 2021, Miles Farms installed drainage tile on 35 acres as a trial with ADS. Drainage tile isn’t used in the Arkansas Delta where Matt and Layne Miles farm. However, they didn’t stick plastic pipe in the ground just to be different. Matt and Layne explain the early results of their drainage and irrigation install.
7 Years with Drip Irrigation: What Has Kelly Learned?
Kelly installed drip irrigation 7 years ago and it completely changed they way he farms both on his drip irrigated ground and on his dry land acres too. He shares the lessons he has learned and the strides he has made since his first season with drip irrigation.
Is Drip Irrigation Right For Chad's Farm?
We're talking about irrigation, specifically subsurface drip irrigation. You have questions, so do we. Kurt Grimm with NutraDrip is going to answer those questions because Chad Henderson is looking at the possibility of putting in subsurface drip irrigation on his Alabama farm. Does it work on all geographies? Does it Save Water? How deep is it installed? Do I need to change my farming practices?
The XtremeAg Show
The XtremeAg farmers talk about fungicide applications, beans after beans, how to use tissue sampling to improve crop health, corn diseases and more in the pilot episode of The XtremeAg Show. Full season begins January 2024 exclusively on AcresTV.
Is this the future of livestock farming?
If you farm a large livestock operation, then you have a lot of free fertilizer, and likely a lot of government regulation around the application of manure and pad runoff as well. Damian learns about a unique system that captures and utilizes the free fertilizer.
Are you losing yield in your water?
Is your water source working against your fertility plan? If you you have irrigation on your farm, you likely sleep a little better at night knowing that you have some control over stress levels of your crop throughout the season. But, as Kelly and Mike discovered, the EC of their water was a pretty big yield limiter for them. They talk about how they are using biologicals as part of the solution.
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.