After a solid week of planting, Matt has a warning about imbibitional chilling as a cold rain moves in to the central plains region. Here is what you need to know about how it might affect your recently planted fields.
Farming in Quebec With Sam of the North
Sam Coutu wasn’t raised on a farm but he knew he wanted to work in production agriculture. He spent summers at his uncle’s dairy farm in his native Quebec then spent 3 months on a farm in Switzerland as a teenager. Today this first generation farmer operates 1,540 acres of corn, soybeans, and wheat. (Only 2% of the land in Quebec is farm ground!) Listen in and learn about Agriculture north of the St. Lawrence from our newest affiliate “Sam Of The North!”
The Arkansas Flood
A week after being hit by unusually cold temperatures, 2023 is not off to the best start in Southeast Arkansas as big storms cause flooding at Mile's Farms and the ADS lift station to work overtime.
The Arkansas Wheat Freeze
Layne Miles checks in on his wheat after the polar vortex dipped down and brought sub-freezing temperatures into southeast Arkansas.
Does He Need to Desiccate?
Matt returns to the scene of the frost a few days later to determine if desiccation will be necessary on his 2nd crop soybeans. He shares his decision making process.
Matt's beans on beans experiment has gotten frosty, and that might not be a bad thing. But, he notices something interesting about where the frost most affected the beans.
What can we learn from seaweed about stress mitigation?
Seaweed does not have an easy life. It just might be the plant that experiences the most stress on a daily basis. Under water for part of the day and then in the hot dry sun for another part of the day. Every day! What if we could harness that unique trait and apply it to your crop? Kelly talks with Steve from Agricen about their new seaweed based stress mitigation product that is being used in Kelly's drip-zone trial.
Commodity Classic: Crop Stress Prevention
Is stress mitigation more about relieving crop stress or preventing the stress from happening? Matt Miles is joined by Brian Adams, Agronomist for AgXplore as he talks about his philosophy on mitigating crop stress, and the chemistry behind some of the products he used in 2021 to protect his crop ahead of periods of stress.
A Stress Mitigation Cocktail for Kelly's March 21 Soybeans
It's the earliest he has ever planted soybeans. So what is Kelly going to do to make sure these beans are able to handle the cold snap that is sure to come again this spring? He's got a plan.