Matt has had a tough season so far in terms of weather. He was on track to break his personal yield record before the region was submerged under 8 feet of water. The long stretch of cloudy weather can be seen in the corn he pulled out of the field today.
As the water starts to recede, Robbo Dedman and Matt Miles survey the damage to their soybean crop.
It was looking to be a great season, until Arkansas was hit with more rain than it has ever seen in a short amount of time. The storm resulted in massive flooding and a lot of ruined seasons for many of the areas farmers. Matt and Layne show you the extent of the devastation.
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.