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.
Kelly invites Trey Curtis, founder of Concept Agritek into his office to discuss farming strategies, ROI, foliar applications, heat stress, and some of the products he is using this year.
The very dry season in western, Iowa makes it the the perfect year for really putting stress mitigation applications to the test. Kelly is doing just that with a new set of Y-Drops from 360 Yield Center and a solution Agricen's Extract. Kelly explains how Extract works to mitigate stress by forcing more root mass.
As the water starts to recede, Robbo Dedman and Matt Miles survey the damage to their soybean crop.
It was looking to be a great season, until Arkansas was hit with more rain than it has ever seen in a short amount of time. The storm resulted in massive flooding and a lot of ruined seasons for many of the areas farmers. Matt and Layne show you the extent of the devastation.
It's been the driest spring that Dan can remember, and the subsoil moisture is all but used up on his lighter ground. Dan visits with Tyler from Concept Agritek to talk about the foliar program that he is using to give his corn a boost at this point in these season.
Chad's contest corn took a beating this week as a freak wind storm came through his northern Alabama farm and took it down in a matter of minutes. Now we see if it decides to stand back up over the next few days.
Farming in the Piedmont region of North Carolina, Kevin is no stranger to high temperatures (and high humidity, high water, high winds, and whatever else Mother Nature decides to throw at him), so he is prepping his crop with a treatment of Heat Shield from Hefty Naturals. Don't judge Heat Shield by its size, this stuff spreads like a fungus, and that's because it is a fungus...a beneficial fungus that lives and works inside the plant to increase its ability to withstand difficult growing environments.
Matt is out early this morning to talk about the phenomenon of atmospheric inversions and his method for making sure the conditions are right for spray applications.