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.
There is an economic principle that states that, after a certain point, each additional unit of input (like fertilizer) will result in progressively smaller increases in output (like crop yield). This means that there's an optimal amount of fertilizer for a given crop in a given soil, and beyond that point, you're just wasting money. Well, as it turns out, much — or maybe even most — of your applied Phosphorous and Potassium is unavailable for your crops. In the old days of inexpensive fertilizer this was less of a problem. However, as commodity prices dip and fertilizer prices remain elevated, you need to maximize your fertility applications. Chad Henderson maximizes his investment by treating his dry fertilizer with a biocatalyst. The $4 per acre treatment yields Chad an additional 12 bushels while using less fertilizer. Agronomist Steve Sexton explains how it works.
Matt's new focus on micromanaging his rice plots in the same way he does his other crops presents a number of challenges. Now he is looking at a trial that he hopes will stimulate the microbes in an anaerobic environment.
Matt and Layne talk about what it takes to grow a successful rice crop. Spoiler Alert: it is not easy.
Rice has never been something that Matt has micromanaged until he started growing row rice. The Row Rice allows him to get into the field with a ground rig and apply micronutrients that he has never applied before.
Matt Miles talks about a trial he is conducting to push yields on his row rice. What is Row Rice? He tells you and talks about the trial he is running on his field this season.
Matt and Layne Miles talk about the AgroLiquid Lab they are conducting this season to determine the key application in boosting row rice production.
Kevin and Matt talk with Mark Coots from Teva about correcting nutrient deficiencies while maintaining balance in your soil.