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.
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.
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.
Matt Miles is no stranger to the weather challenges that come with farming in the delta. His season-long battle with high heat, wetness and dryness was capped off this week with the arrival of Hurricane Laura.
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.
Lee had planned on getting into the field today for a test cut, but the inch and half of rain put a stop to that. Still, Lee talks about wha the sees and what he likes in his 2020 wheat crop.
The battle against the Yadkin River continues for Kevin as it rolls into his corn field for the third time this spring.
The challenges of farming in the Yadkin river valley are many. Kevin gives you a first hand look at the challenging contour he has to account for each year.