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 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.
In sports they tell you to leave it all on the field. In farming the goal is to leave nothing on the field. Kelly's field was hit hard by the derecho earlier this summer and final yield totals suffered greatly as a result.
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.
Dan went out to check on his crops and ended up in a strange new land. Well, it's not that strange, it's Matt Miles Arkansas rice field.
Chad and Kevin are in a non-irrigated field with a Hefty Hybrid that they are both very impressed with. The Alabama State Yield Record Holder is impressed with the stand-ability of this Hybrid, and important feature when a Hurricane is threatening.
Hurricane Laura rolled through through McGehee, Arkansas as a tropical storm, but the 40-50 mph gusts were enough to flatten a lot of Matt's rice field. Matt is joined by Kevin and Robb as they survey the damage and talk about the yield loss factors less than 24 hours after the storm came through.
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.
The Weather struck in western Iowa and so went Kelly's high population plots for 2020. Like an Inland hurricane-like, the storm swept through the midwest, leaving widespread damage in its trail. The rare wind storm is known as a derecho and packs up to 100 mph winds.