Lee Lubbers has spent over a decade researching methods for conditioning his water so that it does not kill the biology in his field. He shares his findings, best practices, methods and products he uses to make his water work for him.
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.
Part of Chad's post harvest routine is to soil sample and then make pH adjustments to his soil. Chad talks about his target range and his method of choice for making adjustments to his soil.
Water, oxygen and biology help break down and move nutrients into the root zone for uptake by plants. But it is not always a free flow of nutrients throughout the soil, in fact it is often not. So how do you get the nutrients that are below the root zone into the root zone and into the plant? Kelly and Mike talk about how they are "unstratifying their nutrients" with some help from Concept Agritek's Shaun Guthmiller.
Ok, maybe it is not a big secret, but it is the location where Chad tests some of his scientific and not so scientific theories over the years. Working with the local extension agency, Chad has learned more than any school could ever teach him in this field.
We know how important soil fertility is to achieving bigger yields. But — and be honest here — do you really understand what all those numbers and letters on a soil test mean? Do you know the recommended ratios between micronutrients in your soil? Agroliquid’s Back 2 Basics is a video series designed to help farmers maximize their return from the soil testing they’re already doing. Information is power, but only if you know how to use the information. Brian Waugh and Stephanie Zelenko with Agroliquid join XtremeAg’s Chad Henderson to discuss maximizing the return on soil testing by first understanding the test results.
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.
Kevin Matthews had been looking at soil sample results for decades before he finally realized the importance of calcium to magnesium ratios in his soils. This may seem like advanced agronomy to some but the reality is this: You can’t get to the next level of production without a firm foundation of soil basics. This is why Agroliquid created the Back2Basics educational series — so farmers can discover their next level ability by addressing the basics first. Or, as Kevin says, “fixing limiting factors in the soil begins with the basics.”