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.
Dan talks with Peter from AgXplore about next steps for his corn and mitigating stress with a PGR.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A perk of being on the XtremeAg team is you get to talk to a lot of smart people about your crops. Kelly Garrett and Mike Evans don't miss an opportunity to pick the brain of Agricen's Brian Cornelious about what is happening inside that plant as environmental factors ramp up the stress levels this time of year.