Farming

Does He Need to Desiccate?

Does He Need to Desiccate?

Matt returns to the scene of the frost a few days later to determine if desiccation will be necessary on his 2nd crop soybeans. He shares his decision making process.

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FROSTY BEANS

FROSTY BEANS

Matt's beans on beans experiment has gotten frosty, and that might not be a bad thing. But, he notices something interesting about where the frost most affected the beans.

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Shrinking Grid Size To Diagnose A Soil Problem

Shrinking Grid Size To Diagnose A Soil Problem

Grid sampling — if you’re unfamiliar — means gridding your field into blocks of 5 acre or even 2.5 acres. But sometimes dividing your field into 2.5 acre chunks isn’t small enough to straighten out a stubborn problem.

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Do your Soybeans Have Enough Nitrogen?

Do your Soybeans Have Enough Nitrogen?

Mike Evans doesn’t think soybeans get enough nitrogen. He talks about what they are doing with their soybeans to increase the amount of available Nitrogen through a trial with Sound Agriculture.

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Can a Coconut Reduce Crop Stress? Well, Sort of

Can a Coconut Reduce Crop Stress? Well, Sort of

In 1986, Lee Lubbers became the first farming family to plant soybeans in his area of west river South Dakota. He hasn't looked back since. This year, Lee is once again making his own history as he is able to produce a soybean crop in one of the driest years on record. It all comes down to stress mitigation, and that is why he is trialing a new product from Pro Farm (formerly Marrone Bio Innovations) that is derived from coconut oil and is designed to get soybeans through a tough year like this.

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Bean In Control

Bean In Control

Temple Rhodes takes a minute to step out of the combine to take a closer look at his Beans on Beans trial that he conducted this year. He talks about what he is learning about his ability to control the plant.

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Extended Grainfill

Extended Grainfill

In one of the driest years on record, Lee compares his Integra 96-Day corn against the Pioneer 96-Day corn right across the row.

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CALCIUM TRUCKER

CALCIUM TRUCKER

Called the trucker of all other minerals, Calcium is essential to bringing minerals into the plant. Kelly has plenty of Calcium in the soil of his western Iowa fields, so why did he apply calcium as a foliar and through his drip irrigation system 4 times this season? He explains.

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Getting More Out of Your Manure

Getting More Out of Your Manure

Getting more out of your fertilizer is key for farmers like Temple Rhodes. He talks with Damian, Robb Dedman and Bryan Evans about a new product from Agrotech USA that is designed to get more out of chicken litter.

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