Farming

Variable Rate Nitrogen Application — The Proof Is In The Soil!

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.

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JULY BEANS: BETTER THAN EXPECTED

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.

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FROSTY BEANS

FROSTY BEANS

Matt's beans on beans experiment has gotten frosty, and that might not be a bad thing. But, he notices something interesting about where the frost most affected the beans.

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Extended Grainfill

Extended Grainfill

In one of the driest years on record, Lee compares his Integra 96-Day corn against the Pioneer 96-Day corn right across the row.

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Hybrid Agronomy

Hybrid Agronomy

An in depth conversation about hybrids, diseases, fungicide responses, application timing, stalk strength, drought stress, kernel depth, row spacing, population, when to combine and perhaps most importantly, a trick for keeping the gnats away.

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When Too Much Residue Impedes Soybean Emergence

When Too Much Residue Impedes Soybean Emergence

Being no-till presents emergence problems for soybeans following high yield corn with massive amounts of stalk residue. Mike Evans of Integrated Ag Solutions and Garrett Land and Cattle explains the challenges faced and lessons learned with this year’s soybean crop planted into high residue acres.

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INSIDE THE SECRET LAB

INSIDE THE SECRET LAB

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.

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Nitrogen Reduction & Soil Health

Nitrogen Reduction & Soil Health

Farmers are increasingly impacted by environmental policy or pressure to reduce utilization of the big macronutrients. SourceCorn is a product that is being trialed by XtremeAg and proposing this promise: Spend $14 per acre for this foliar applied product and you’ll save more than that in nitrogen application and maintain the same yield (or even do better!). Damian discusses Soil health and the future of fertilizer use with Eamon Flood from SoundAg.

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GETTING OVER THE WALL

GETTING OVER THE WALL

Chad was inspired by a member question last week about what he needs to do to get over the wall that he feels he has hit and push higher yields. He lends his thoughts on what to look at when pushing yields.

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