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In sports they tell you to leave it all on the field. In farming the goal is to leave nothing on the field. Kelly's field was hit hard by the derecho earlier this summer and final yield totals suffered greatly as a result.
Kelly talks about his winter wheat program and the TerraMax treatment that he is using this year.
As a no-till operation, one of the challenges Kelly has always had is getting his early beans to emerge through the thick layer of residue left behind from the previous year’s corn crop. This year, he thinks he may have found a fix for that issue.
On the first day of 2020 corn harvest, Kelly is combining some 26% moisture corn When you are combining higher moisture corn it helps to have a concave that is gentle on the crop. The XPR2 Concaves keep delivering as advertised with reduced loss, and nice clean corn in the grain tank.
Matt Miles is no stranger to the weather challenges that come with farming in the delta. His season-long battle with high heat, wetness and dryness was capped off this week with the arrival of Hurricane Laura.
It was a challenge for Chad to plant corn into wheat and soybean double-crop stubble as the soil would not dry out enough in time for March/April planting due to the leftover crop residue from the previous season's double-crop. Chad found a solution with a modified strip-freshener he built.
Matt has always been skeptical as to the real ROI of aftermarket concaves when compared to the factory concaves on his John Deere combines. This year he is running a few in-field comparison tests to see how the new XPR2 Concaves compare to the OEM Concaves in terms of yield loss, combine speed and ROI.
While checking out some of the neighboring crops this week, Dan stops to do a little Irrigating with his phone using the AgSense mobile app. Dan Luepkes is The Remote Irrigator.
Mark Coots stops by to visit the Arkansas State Soybean Yield Record Holder to talk about the different TEVA Biologicals and Soil Amendments that he uses on his contest soybeans including C-CAT, TEVA Traces, MMTS and Complex.
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