The XtremeAg guys have been trialing Source from SoundAg this season to increase their nitrogen availability. Kelly visits with a farmer just north of him who has been using the product for three seasons to talk about the results he has seen.
Lee Lubbers is all about soil biology. He is also consistently one of the top wheat producers in the country. Damian talks with Lee and Brian and Brad from ProFarm (formerly Marrone Bio Innovations) about how he uses biologicals in his wheat crop to not only deliver higher yields, but to keep his soil full of life.
Here at XtremeAg we like to point out ideas and products that work so effectively, they become standard practice. Sometimes you need to prove to yourself that your standard operating procedure is still viable. Kelly Garrett and his agronomist Mike Evans did that this year when they varied from their standard practice of applying variable rate nitrogen.
What happens when you plant beans in a no-till environment and then the wind blows piles of residue on top of the furrow? You have a germination problem. Mike Evans from Integrated Ag Solutions talks about what their plan is to prevent the same thing from happening again next spring.
This Spring, Lee Lubbers had the opportunity to trial the Fendt Momentum Planter on his South Dakota farm. He was most interested in how it would perform in the pinch row, an area that is typically a low yielding spot due to compaction caused by the tires on his JD 1775. Lee compares pinch row progress in this side by side trial.
An in depth conversation about hybrids, diseases, fungicide responses, application timing, stalk strength, drought stress, kernel depth, row spacing, population, when to combine and perhaps most importantly, a trick for keeping the gnats away.
Temple has a heavy residue issue that if left unchecked will interfere with planter performance, emergence and stand next spring. Here is what he plans to do about it.
After 4 years waiting for approval, Matt breaks ground on his reservoir. He intends to catch the runoff from rain storms and utilize it for irrigation.
After doing a total soil digestibility test, Kelly and Mike were surprised to see the amount of fertility that was in their soil. They don’t need more fertility, they need more availability. That is why they are experimenting with a sort of "fertility enhancer" from Sound Ag.