Farming

WEBINAR: Planting Practices For Greater Profit

WEBINAR: Planting Practices For Greater Profit

The XtremeAg team shares practices they employ at time of planting to build better yields and make more money. Guest presenter Jason Schley of Next Level Ag expands on planting do’s, don’ts, and lessons he’s gleaned from all the acres he consults on. Both Jason and the XtremeAg team answer viewer questions and take a deeper dive into planting practices throughout the webinar.

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Make More Per Acre By Switching Away From Triple Stack Corn?

Make More Per Acre By Switching Away From Triple Stack Corn?

Don’t tell your seed sales representative but...triple stack corn isn’t doing the job it once did. If you’re paying a premium for seed traits that aren’t giving you much return, it’s time to change your strategy. That’s what Iowa producer Kelly Garrett is doing — switching to more conventional (and less expensive!) seed corn while opting for in-furrow yield enhancement instead. Last year’s trial netted Mr. Garrett $100 more per acre using Ethos — an insecticide containing a biological fungicide.

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What Worked in 2021: In-Season Fertility

What Worked in 2021: In-Season Fertility

Our year end webinar that recaps the products used by XtremeAg in 2021, their observations, data and recommendations for 2022. The team goes in depth about their experiences last season with in-season fertility products. ​

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What Worked in 2021: Planting Fertility

What Worked in 2021: Planting Fertility

The year end webinar that recaps the products used by XtremeAg in 2021, their observations, data and recommendations for 2022. The team goes in depth about their experiences last season with planter fertility products from 13 XtremeAg partners. ​

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Kevin's 2022 Soybean Production Program

Kevin's 2022 Soybean Production Program

Kevin Matthews is sharing his soybean production program for normal non-irrigated production fields with a yield goal of 70+ bushel per acre. From pre Emergence burn down to R3 fungicide and more, he shares the application timing, products, rates and observations that he uses on his non-irrigated production fields on his North Carolina farm.

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Lessons Learned & Applied From 2021- Lesson #4: Stress Mitigation

Lessons Learned & Applied From 2021- Lesson #4: Stress Mitigation

Successful businesses analyze their successes and shortcomings so they know how to adjust moving forward. If you’re a farmer, you’re in the business of crop production, so what lessons have you learned that you’ll apply to next year? Kelly Garrett shares his 5 lessons from this year and explains how he’ll utilize those lessons for a successful 2022. Lesson #4 Stress Mitigation

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Switching To No - Till & Making It Work At Scale

Switching To No - Till & Making It Work At Scale

Lee Lubbers of Lubbers Farms in Gregory, South Dakota was a no-till pioneer. In fact, he and his brother attempted to purchase no-till planting equipment back when it was so unpopular, the John Deere dealer refused to order it in for them! The farmers began no-tilling in the 1980s out of necessity — lack of labor, lack of money, lack of equipment. They also looked at it as a way to better utilize their farm land resource — leaving land fallow for a season to gain moisture was common at the time, and they needed a crop every year. Today Lubbers’ entire 17,000 acre operation is no-till. How do they do it, what are the benefits and pitfalls, and what do you need to know to succeed while avoiding tillage? Find out in this episode!

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A Compaction-Fighting Cover Crop Mix

A Compaction-Fighting Cover Crop Mix

Kelly and his oldest son, Connor, talk about the new cover crop mix they are testing out to reduce compaction caused by the grain cart during harvest. Not your normal mix, the compaction fighting cover crop mix includes a few garden variety vegetables.

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Monitoring The Crop With A Pivot

Monitoring The Crop With A Pivot

Dan is joined by Kyle Ostenson from Valley Irrigation to break down the new crop monitoring system that Dan just installed on his new pivot. Valley Insights uses aerial imagery and cameras mounted on the pivot towers to scout for crop health concerns related to water application or other issues in the field.

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