Mark Coots has seen a lot of things in his career at the helm of his family business, TEVA Corporation, but he hasn't seen everything. Mark gets the full story behind Kelly's December bean planting idea.
With temperatures out of the sub-zero range and back to normal, what better time to check the soybeans that Kelly planted in December. Mike, Kelly and Connor head out to dig in and see for themselves.
Kevin ran 14 varieties of soybeans on his Cooleemee farm site this season. All were on Netafim subsurface drip irrigation. He planted on April 30th, but should have been planted earlier, at a population of 130,000. Kevin shares the yield data, solar radiation and precipitation data across growth stages.
Everyone is telling Kelly that his idea to plant soybeans in December is a bad one, but he doesn't care. So, he's got a few bags of beans and he's putting in 30 acres before winter sets in.
It's the XtremeAg.farm member webinar where the team unveils results from various trials, discusses key learnings and insights from the 2020 season. Topics discussed include, foliar and starter fertilizer trials, population research, soybean desiccation, late season nitrogen applications, seed selection, tillage, fungicide, biologicals, boron, sulfur, fertility, and much more.
Kelly takes the Geringhoff 15-inch corn head to the scene of the derecho crime to see if it performs as promised. He's not winning any races running at 1.2 mph, but if it helps him get the most out of this downed corn then it is well worth it.
Kelly Garrett saved the worst for last this harvest season but now he is about to face the devastation caused by the derecho in August as he prepares to combine the acres of corn that were flattened by the high winds and hail that came with the freak storm.
Leave it to mother nature to finally deliver precipitation in the form of wet sticky snow during harvest. Lee's combine has been put on ice for a few days as he waits for his corn freezer to thaw. It's just part of farming on the fringe.