23 DAYS LATER
It's been a tricky spring so far in terms of the weather, but 23 days later Kelly has corn life.
Why Calcium Should Be A Bigger Part of Your Fertilizer Budget
Kelly Garrett’s Iowa farm fields are saturated with calcium, whereas Kevin Matthews’ North Carolina fields are calcium deficient. Yet, they both apply a quart of calcium per acre. Why? Because calcium is a limiting factor for both farmers. Kevin and Kelly discuss with Damian Mason, the role of calcium as a mover of nutrients and more importantly, talk about what they are doing to get it into the plant.
Switching From a Dry Fertilizer Program to Liquid & Making It Profitable
Matt Miles admits, when it comes to his fertility program, he wasn’t an early adopter. “It was old school, it was easy…and easy isn’t always the best.” He now uses frequent liquid fertilizer applications — in-furrow, via Y-drop, and over the top foliar. Matt and Layne Miles explain their fertility program evolution with Damian Mason on this episode of the Cutting The Curve Podcast.
Mitigating Stress In His Cotton Plot
Matt just finished planting his cotton trial for Loveland Products. He is focused on mitigating stress and getting the in-furrow fertility just right this season.
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.
Matt has an issue that he needs to make a decision about ASAP. His cotton needs to find moisture in a bed of dust.
Not As Good As I Planned
Spring has not been off to a great start for the 2022 NCGA Yield Champion. Heavy rains have forced him to do something that he is not very proud of.
Fixing A Problem I Am About To Face
Temple usually applies all of his head scab fungicide using a ground rig whenever possible in order to maximize coverage across the entire field. Unfortunately, recent rains are making that impossible this season so he plans to hit is from the air instead. Here is how he plans to compensate for the lower rates and coverage issues of an aerial application.
Pushing The Early Planting Envelope in Arkansas
Matt and Layne Miles planted soybeans the third week of February, 2022. It was early by at least a month for them. It worked. This year, they decided to stick both soybeans and corn in the ground way early. It didn’t work out as well this go around. What was the purpose of the extremely early planting, you ask? Was it just to get the neighbors talking? Absolutely not. Damian Mason digs in to why Matt and Layne are committed to stretching out the planting season and what they have learned.