Drawing on years of experience, Chad talks about how he has utilized Proven 40 for efficient and sustainable nitrogen usage on his farm. He discusses the challenges encountered and the solutions he has applied on his farm.
Kelly Garrett shares his insights on why cutting down on nitrogen is not only a smart agronomic decision but also likely a necessary step in preparation for potential future regulations on farms.
In the Arkansas delta, where cotton was king, cropping systems were dictated by what was good for cotton. When Matt Miles started producing corn in 2006, he planted single row corn on 38 inch spacing on raised beds with furrow irrigation between the beds. Then he experimented with twin rows atop each raised bed and the results have never varied — twin rows trump single rows by at least ten bushels per acre. Matt and Layne Miles explain the practices they employ to maximize twin row production.
Lee Lubbers gets a comprehensive look at the Fendt Ideal 8T combine before he trials it in the fields of his South Dakota farm.
Lee Lubbers and his brother Terry surveyed their wheat in 1998 and determined they needed stronger plants to prevent lodging. Their search for a solution took them to the specialty crop arena where they discovered plant growth regulators. At the time, PGR’s weren’t commonly used in broad acre Ag outside of cotton. Even today, applying plant hormones to crops isn’t a widespread practice. Lee and Stoller’s Dale Hanke discuss Lee’s quarter century journey with applied plant hormones. Lee shares what he’s learned, and how he’s making bigger yields via PGR’s, even after a hailstorm nearly annihilated his soybeans!
Grain carts have evolved over the years, mostly in that they’ve become enormous. Aside from size, what else is happening with the ubiquitous implements running beside combines at harvest? Right hand discharge and dual augers are two new technologies already available. The future promises autonomous grain catchers, in-field grain reservoirs, and more. Damian talks to Demco’s Troy Woelber and Benji Vande Griend.
In this episode of Cutting The Curve, Kevin shares his experience of switching to lime sourced from coastal areas or even from out of state. Understand why simply correcting soil pH isn't enough. Learn about the crucial calcium to magnesium ratio and its effect on soil composition. Matthews Farms observed immediate improvements in their fields after this change. How can the right lime can lead to balanced soils, enhanced porosity, increased organic matter, and more efficient fertilizer use. Remember, your closest lime source is not always your best lime source.
Temple Rhodes discusses his recent post-harvest trials with NutriCharge Release – and its effects on soil nutrient availability, specifically its ability to unlock phosphorus in manure-rich soils.
Check out Temple Rhodes as he gets down to the brass tacks of late-season corn fertilization. In this video, Temple's on a mission to crack the code on the best time to apply that crucial late-season boost to your corn crops.