Farming

Alleviating Frost Damage in Wheat

Alleviating Frost Damage in Wheat

Lee looks at some frost damage in his wheat crop and the difference between the damage in low and high moisture areas of his field. Lee talks about the recipe that he is using in his sprayer to alleviate the damage. He is using a mix of immune elicitors, PGRs and a few other additives to drive increased cell division and growth. Lee talks about his approach and the reasons why he is using the products he is using.

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December Beans. Did it work?

December Beans. Did it work?

On December 9th, hoping to get a jump start on his spring beans, Kelly Garrett planted 30 acres of soybeans on his western Iowa farm. It was a long shot, but success was not totally out of the realm of possibility. After a long cold winter and a wet spring, Kelly reveals the outcome in this video.

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December Bean Check

December Bean Check

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.

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Winter Beans? Will it work?

Winter Beans? Will it work?

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.

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2020 Member Webinar

2020 Member Webinar

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.

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South Dakota Snow Corn

South Dakota Snow Corn

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.

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South Dakota BB Beans

South Dakota BB Beans

Lee hasn't seen any rain since early August. Luckily the drought showed up late this year when the crops are better equipped to handle it. The lack of rain is resulting in some very small bean sizes so far and it is pulling down yields from what he projected earlier in the growing season.

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Wake Up Call

Wake Up Call

Lee got the worst kind of wake up call this morning. The kind where it sounds like your home is right in the middle of a golf driving range. Baseball size hail did a number on his corn and vehicles.

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The Fringe-erator

The Fringe-erator

When you farm on the fringe you learn to take what mother nature throws at you in stride. Lee Lubbers checks on his newly planted corn crop as the temperatures take a dip.

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