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Chad Henderson is a student of farming. He is always putting his test acres through rigorous conditions and new applications to see how the crop performs. So, when XtremeAg partner, Agroliquid, stopped by Chad's place to talk about some test plots they wanted him to run this year, well...it was pretty much a no-brainer. Here is what Chad will be looking at this year from Agroliquid.
If you know Matt Miles, then you know that Matt seems to always be struggling with extreme weather conditions. Wet, dry, hot, cold, snow, tornados and hurricanes, Miles Farms has seen it all in their little southeast corner of Arkansas. All the more reason that Matt needs his young corn to be well protected and well nourished when it makes its way out of the ground. Matt is putting together a cocktail of products from Concept Agri-Tek this year that he thinks will be the perfect mix for his crop.
Matt Miles stripped down his 2015 chain driven planter and installed new parts from Precision Planting. He could have bought a new planter, but he thinks the ROI on this Precision Planting upgrade will be a better investment for his farm.
In this Cutting The Curve, Matt sits down with Justin Sullivan from Precision Planting and Will Lassiter from Vantage Midsouth for a detailed discussion of the ROI of upgrading his existing planter with Precision Planting components. In addition to running through all of the Precision Planting components that Matt is installing on his planter, the group also discusses downforce settings, planting depth strategies, electric drives and the technology upgrades.
Matt Miles is about to take his 2015 Monosem twin-row planter and give it a serious upgrade with Precision Planting Components. Matt talks with Will Lassiter from Vantage Midsouth, his local Precision Planting dealer, about increasing ROI through a rebuild of an older planter.
Dan is waiting for the grain cart so he is out of the combine taking a look at one of his favorite aftermarket attachments, the Stalk Devastator. Great job shredding the stalks and a great ROI for his combine. But, guess what he loves most about them?
Kelly Garrett saved the worst for last this harvest season but now he is about to face the devastation caused by the derecho in August as he prepares to combine the acres of corn that were flattened by the high winds and hail that came with the freak storm.
Drain tile installation is an investment in the future of the farm for Dan. The ROI can be pretty quick if you get the right design and installation team. Dan found ADI drainage and he is having a great time getting this field set up for next season.
Chad Henderson farms a lot of land in north Alabama and Georgia. So if he can run at the same speeds with a 16 row head that he can with his 12-row, then that means he will get back home a lot faster. Chad ran some tests on the XPR2 concaves and he shares the results.
"XtremeAg to me is real farmers sharing and collaborating their experiences with others in an honest and unbiased environment."