Farming

DEADLINES AND TECHNOLOGY UPDATES

DEADLINES AND TECHNOLOGY UPDATES

Shannon Norwood from Tri-Green Equipment stops by Chad's shop to share a few important deadlines, updates and changes regarding Deere technology.

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Are Biologicals The Future Of Ag?

Are Biologicals The Future Of Ag?

Farming has changed significantly in the past few decades, and at top of the list in changes has been the increased availability and use of biologicals on modern farms. Will there soon be a time when all crop protection inputs will be biological based? Damian talks to Matt Miles and Trey Curtis from Concept Agritek about the not so far off future of agriculture. Also available as an audio Short Cut

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When The Corn Market’s Throwing Curve Balls, Don’t Swing For The Fences

When The Corn Market’s Throwing Curve Balls, Don’t Swing For The Fences

2022 will go down as one of the most challenging years in recent memory for producers. Difficult decision making started last fall when crop mix decisions were based on a hope there would be enough fertilizer. Then early spring brought insurance decisions and huge hail events in central Nebraska which raised the question whether to abandon or replant the crop. Every time we turn the corner a new event pops up and throws another curve ball at us. Markets look to be doing the same in this very pivotal moment.

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BREAKING DOWN THE SELECTSHOT SYSTEM

BREAKING DOWN THE SELECTSHOT SYSTEM

Kevin takes a close look at each of the components that make up CapstanAg's SelectShot system as installed on his JohnDeere ExactEmerge planter this spring. The unique add-on system delivers a shot of fertilizer as each seed is dropped into the furrow, reducing fertilizer use when compared to the traditional "dribble" approach that is used by most in-furrow planter systems.

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Farming In A Drought: Practices, Products, and Personal Preparation to Thrive When It’s Dry

Farming In A Drought: Practices, Products, and Personal Preparation to Thrive When It’s Dry

Lee Lubbers farms in a pretty tough neighborhood, weather wise. Gregory, South Dakota receives about 18 inches of annual precipitation — and on dry years Lee reports less than 10 inches of precipitation. So, how does a farmer yield a good crop and produce a profit under such conditions? Lee explains his drought resistant practices and his product selection to produce a crop when it’s dry. Lee also discusses the personal side of farming in a drought and how he goes about managing a healthy mental state in the face of stress. Be sure to listen to the very end as Mr. Lubbers saved his best advice ’til the end!

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Can you mitigate crop stress at the root level with drip?

Can you mitigate crop stress at the root level with drip?

Kelly's big focus this season has been reducing crop stress. He believes that we have enough fertility in the plant, and that in order to bust that yield ceiling he needs to mitigate stress. All of his growing season stress reducers have been applied at the foliar level. Can he reduce crop stress by applying stress reducers at the root level through a drip system? He is teaming up with Netafim, NutraDrip, Agricen and Iowa State to find out this season.

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MID-SEASON PRACTICES TO MITIGATE STRESS & BOOST YIELDS (THAT YOU’RE PROBABLY OVERLOOKING!)

MID-SEASON PRACTICES TO MITIGATE STRESS & BOOST YIELDS (THAT YOU’RE PROBABLY OVERLOOKING!)

Mid-season: The hard work of early season preparation and planting is done and now it’s time to take a leisurely drive by your fields and admire your crops right? Wrong. The guys from XtremeAg don’t let their guard down midway through the cropping year and neither should you. If you want big yields come harvest time, there are certain make-or-break practices you can’t overlook during the summer.

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Did it Work? Kelly Learns About the Fulltec Adjuvant

Did it Work? Kelly Learns About the Fulltec Adjuvant

Kelly talks with his neighbor about his experience using the Spraytec Fulltec adjuvant on a spray application last season. Kelly will be trialing it this season.

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Drip Irrigation Start-up

Drip Irrigation Start-up

Kelly is starting up his Netafim subsurface drip irrigation system for the first time this season. Kurt Grimm from NutraDrip explains the start-up process.

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