Matt Miles, Chad Henderson and Kevin Matthews pay a visit to Lee Lubbers farm in Gregory, South Dakota to take a look at his dry land corn and talk about field management practices, soil, product trials, and a whole lot more. The next best thing to being in the field with these 4 top growers is watching it on video.
It has been a rough year for Dan. The season started with a frost on May 30 that stunted and killed some of his corn, then extreme drought conditions persisted all summer, and then the winds came and blew down part of his corn. Not to mention an invasion of pests and then the threat of Tar Spot. Still, the crop looks pretty good considering the year he has had. Dan shares three reasons why.
Soil is the most important resource in production agriculture. How you manage it determines your farm’s long term success. Robb Dedman of Ultimate Ag Consulting joins Matt Miles of Miles Farms to discuss their 21st century approach to monitoring, measuring, and managing their farm’s precious soil resource.
Agriculture essentially began with humans tilling the soil. To say tillage has been around a while is an understatement — the bible references farmers being either a tender of the flock or a tiller of the soil. So, it stands to reason tillage is still around even in a world pushing no-till and regenerative practices. But when is the right time to cultivate your soil and is it doing more harm than good? Should you skip the tillage altogether? And what type of tillage equipment should you be using? Dan Luepkes explains his concept on cultivation — when and why he does or doesn’t make the decision to turn the soil.
Standing in a very heavy residue field, Melissa talks with Tyler about residue management and the performance of Concept Agritek's Residue RX product line.
Heavy residue in Kelly's no-till environment can lead to Physoderma stalk rot. In this video Kelly talks about the trial he is doing with BASF's Veltyma™ to prevent stalk rot from setting in. He also discusses the soybean population trials he is conducting this year and the foliar application he is delivering using a mix of products from TEVA Corporation, AgXplore and Hefty Naturals.
Arkansas produces over 9 billion pounds of rice per year (nearly half of all US rice production) and it is the state's top agricultural export. In this video, Matt Miles and Robbo Dedman take you on a tour of their complex rice growing operation. You may not be growing rice yourself, but there is a lot to learn by listening to these two rice experts talk shop in the field.
Dan made the switch from an airbag downforce system to Precision Planting's DeltaForce system a few years ago. Like others, he weighed the cost of retrofitting his planter with the new technology versus the potential yield ROI of a crop that is planted at a uniform depth from end to end. In this video Dan talks about the ROI he sees from DeltaForce on his tougher no-till fields.
Kelly talks about some of the products that he is using in his sprayer tanks from Hefty Naturals that help remove chlorine and condition the water. He is also applying Meltdown from Biodyne USA to help accelerate stalk break down before he plants beans into his no-till corn.