Farming

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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How Hard is your Adjuvant Working?

How Hard is your Adjuvant Working?

How hard is your adjuvant working for you? Chad talks about finding the right adjuvants for your operation and his experience so far trialing a new workhorse of an adjuvant from Spraytec.

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What can we learn from seaweed about stress mitigation?

What can we learn from seaweed about stress mitigation?

Seaweed does not have an easy life. It just might be the plant that experiences the most stress on a daily basis. Under water for part of the day and then in the hot dry sun for another part of the day. Every day! What if we could harness that unique trait and apply it to your crop? Kelly talks with Steve from Agricen about their new seaweed based stress mitigation product that is being used in Kelly's drip-zone trial.

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INSIDE THE AGROLIQUID LAB

INSIDE THE AGROLIQUID LAB

40 acres, 5 different treatments, replicated 4 different times. Chad, Molly, Stephanie and Damian talk about the products and application timing of the AgroLiquid trial that is running at Henderson Farms this season.

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It’s Time to Test For Soil Biology

It’s Time to Test For Soil Biology

Each year 10 Million soil samples are pulled in North America. Those samples are sent to labs for analysis and the results are returned to farmers and their crop advisors. This is a good thing — knowing your nutrient and pH levels provides guidance for fertility treatments. The only problem: Much of what we do and how we do it when it comes to soil sampling hasn’t changed since the 1950’s! Al Toops with BiomeMakers joins Kelly and Connor Garrett of XtremeAg to discuss the future of soil analysis and why soil biology testing will change production Agriculture.

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Kelly's Precision Sprayer Upgrade

Kelly's Precision Sprayer Upgrade

Kelly talks about the new system he installed on his Hagie sprayer that allows you to maintain the correct sprayer pressure at various speeds. The Pinpoint 2 system is ideal for use in terrain such as Kelly's where steep hills and valleys make it difficult to maintain speeds.

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More Things Kelly Gets Asked About Selling Carbon Credits

More Things Kelly Gets Asked About Selling Carbon Credits

In the 3rd installment of Demystifying the Carbon Credit Process, Kelly addresses a few more of the questions he is commonly asked about his experience of turning carbon credits into another profit center. In this video Kelly answers questions about his farming practices and the credibility of the buyers.

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Achieving Field Balance

Achieving Field Balance

Early in his career, Kelly was convinced that you had to push fertility in order to get bigger yields. Today he stands in front of one of his top performing fields and talks about the steps he has taken to balance this field using more than fertility.

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