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2021 Season Trial Data: Agricen

2021 Season Trial Data: Agricen

Complete trial data for Agricen products as used by the XtremeAg team during the 2021 season, including product names and types, yield response, crop stages, application type, methods, rates, and more.

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Can A Biological Made From Living Fungi Produce Better Crops?

Can A Biological Made From Living Fungi Produce Better Crops?

Lee’s been using Heat Shield every crop year since 2016 with good results. The best part: with three options of application — seed treatment, in-furrow, or foliar — Lee likes the versatility as well as the results. What are the results, you ask? Trials show a 6 to 16 bushel corn yield bump at a cost of about 8$ per acre. Lee is joined by Hefty Naturals' Lead Agronomist Rob Fritz and Brand Manager Matt Thompson to explain the benefits of heat stress mitigation via biologicals. They also discuss handling differences between a living biological product and conventional crop chemistry.

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Dan's Three Keys To Getting His Corn Crop Through A Rough Year

Dan's Three Keys To Getting His Corn Crop Through A Rough Year

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.

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Step Into Kelly's Office

Step Into Kelly's Office

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.

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Using a PGR to Mitigate Stress

Using a PGR to Mitigate Stress

Dan talks with Peter from AgXplore about next steps for his corn and mitigating stress with a PGR.

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How to Mitigate crop stress by Making the plant think it is hungry?

How to Mitigate crop stress by Making the plant think it is hungry?

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.

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bio-chemistry or biological. What's the difference? what does it mean for your crop?

bio-chemistry or biological. What's the difference? what does it mean for your crop?

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.

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No Rain, It's Hot, what can we do to bring this corn around?

No Rain, It's Hot, what can we do to bring this corn around?

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.

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Got Heat Stress Coming? Try This Fungus

Got Heat Stress Coming? Try This Fungus

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.

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