Farming

Understanding Risk is Key to Managing Risk

Understanding Risk is Key to Managing Risk

With recent volatility and big price swings in Ag markets, risk management is on everyone’s mind. Business advisers tell you to manage your risk (and you should!). But before you can manage it, you must first understand it. Understanding your specific risk — and the very essence of what risk management is — can be the difference between a plan that lets you sleep at night or one that keeps you up all night.

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HOUSE BEANS

HOUSE BEANS

Chad has a deadline on these beans of August 15th. After that, the housing contractor will be moving in with the bulldozers. He planted a 2.9 bean, not typical for northern Alabama and is secretly praying that the paperwork gets lost so he can buy himself a few more weeks. He talks with his BASF about disease pressure and how he plans to take these beans to the finish line.

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Chad has A Nose For Sweet Fulvic

Chad has A Nose For Sweet Fulvic

Chad's a big fan of sweetness. He can't ever get enough sugar into his crop. Now he is applying a sweet fulvic from Concept Agritek. He knows it's gonna be good already just by the smell. He explains what he likes in a fulvic.

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Humics and Fulvics. When, Why and How?

Humics and Fulvics. When, Why and How?

Humic Acid and Fulvic Acid. What's the difference? One is for soil building and one is for nutrient uptake. We break down the details on when and how to use Humics and Fulvics on your farm and how do you know if they are working?

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So, you wanna start tissue sampling?

So, you wanna start tissue sampling?

You listened/watched to the debate in part 1 (To Tissue Sample Or Not?), and you've decided you want to be a better tissue sampler now. In part 2, Chad, Molly and Stephanie talk about and demonstrate the best practices for tissue sampling.

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Strategies For Reviving Soil Biology In A Dead Field

Strategies For Reviving Soil Biology In A Dead Field

The Red River valley of southern Manitoba experienced flooding in Spring 2022. XtremeAg affiliate Riley Anderson had one field submerged under flood waters for more than a month. This would be a problem anytime of the year but with it happening during spring warm up, the flooding killed off soil biology. As Riley puts it, “It smelled like it was dead and rotting.” Now he’s working to revive his soil biology to make it productive and healthy sooner versus later. Because...degraded assets are bad for business and as a farmer, your soil is your biggest asset!

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WHAT IS YOUR SUGAR CONTENT?

WHAT IS YOUR SUGAR CONTENT?

We are out in the field now with Mark and Caleb from Teva Corporation as we measure the sugar content of Chad's corn. Measuring sugar content tells us how much energy the plant has. More energy means more yield in most cases.

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YOUR CORN LIKES SUGAR AND YOU NEED TO FEED IT

YOUR CORN LIKES SUGAR AND YOU NEED TO FEED IT

Chad Henderson has been applying sugar to his crop well before it was a "thing." In fact, before it was commercially available for agriculture use, Chad got his supply from the local warehouse supermarket until they stopped selling it to him as they thought he was making illegal whiskey.He knows it increases yield, but is he right? We ask the experts at Teva Corporation: why corn needs sugar?

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Soybean Branching Update

Soybean Branching Update

Last season, Kelly had an issue where the branches on his soybeans were unable to hold the number of pods the plant was putting on. So, this spring they applied a foliar of a calcium product from AgroLiquid to see if they could create more branch strength. They have pulled treated and untreated plants to see if they notice a difference yet.

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