A LOVE-HATE RELATIONSHIP WITH RICE
Matt and Layne talk about what it takes to grow a successful rice crop. Spoiler Alert: it is not easy.
High Yield-Low Cost Cotton
Matt Miles talks about cotton seed selection, varieties, population and the lab trial he is conducting with AgroLiquid.
SWAT Soil Mapping: What It Is & Why You Need It
Soil survey maps are cool to look at, but they may not be completely accurate because they were done by hand decades ago. Yield maps — now spit out by your combine — are fun to look at, but it turns out they may not be completely accurate either due to lack of user re-calibration. XtremeAg affiliate Matt Swanson says you should look at SWAT soil mapping. He explains how it works, what it shows, and why you need it.
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.
February Corn and Beans
Matt and Layne Miles break down their decision to plant not only beans, but also corn as early as February. Have they gone crazy? Not exactly. They talk about what they learned last season and what they hope to learn this season.
Why You Should Consider Variable Rate Seeding On Corn
Many farmers still stick to the “more seed = more yield” philosophy. Only problem: It’s not so. Kelly Garrett and XA Affiliate Matt Swanson discuss how they’ll reduce input costs by $15 per acre by reducing corn population without reducing their yield.
Select Shot In-Furrow Product Performance Review with Kevin Matthews
Kevin delivers some feedback based on his two planter comparison — one set up with the SelectShot system, one without.
Variable Rate Nitrogen Application — The Proof Is In The Soil!
Mike and Kelly explain the soil reaction and final takeaways from their experiment with flat rate nitrogen versus their standard practice of variable-rate application.
JULY BEANS: BETTER THAN EXPECTED
Matt completed phase 2 of his triple crop plan when he harvested his July planted beans. Despite a frost, the beans did much better than he expected. He talks yield, his decision to desiccate and next steps.