Chad takes a look at the relationship between uneven residue distribution and emergence in his wheat crop.
What happens when you plant beans in a no-till environment and then the wind blows piles of residue on top of the furrow? You have a germination problem. Mike Evans from Integrated Ag Solutions talks about what their plan is to prevent the same thing from happening again next spring.
Temple has a heavy residue issue that if left unchecked will interfere with planter performance, emergence and stand next spring. Here is what he plans to do about it.
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.
Kelly talks about the practices he is doing on his farm that make him money in the carbon marketplace. He also talks with Mariah from Truterra about the other marketplace opportunities besides carbon credits that are coming down the pike soon.
Protecting your plants from stress— or preparing your plants to better tolerate stress — has a big payoff. In our latest member webinar, we cover stress mitigation products and, more importantly, practices.
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.
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.
We’ve been instructed since the advent of soil testing on the importance of the macronutrients — nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium. But what about carbon? Where’s it on the soil sample, why do I need it, and where do I buy it for my crops?