Podcasts

Hybrid Agronomy

Hybrid Agronomy

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.

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Keeping fertility Rates up with Less Product?

Keeping fertility Rates up with Less Product?

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.

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UNSTRATIFYING YOUR NUTRIENTS

UNSTRATIFYING YOUR NUTRIENTS

Water, oxygen and biology help break down and move nutrients into the root zone for uptake by plants. But it is not always a free flow of nutrients throughout the soil, in fact it is often not. So how do you get the nutrients that are below the root zone into the root zone and into the plant? Kelly and Mike talk about how they are "unstratifying their nutrients" with some help from Concept Agritek's Shaun Guthmiller.

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Farming Practices That Could Make You Money In Other Marketplaces

Farming Practices That Could Make You Money In Other Marketplaces

Kelly talks about the practices he is doing on his farm that make him money in the carbon marketplace. He also talks with Mariah from Truterra about the other marketplace opportunities besides carbon credits that are coming down the pike soon.

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A Nitrogen Punch

A Nitrogen Punch

Kelly Garrett had a plan to go heavy on soybean acres in 2022. But that changed in a matter of days when he made the decision to switch 500 acres from beans to corn just a few weeks before the season. This presented a problem since these fields had no fall applied nitrogen on them. Mike Evans turned to a new product from SoundAg that is designed to pull more plant available nitrogen out of the soil.

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Seaweed As A Crop Input?

Seaweed As A Crop Input?

You probably didn’t realize this, but seaweed has been utilized as a crop input for 40 or 50 years in some specialty crop production systems. Now, seaweed’s benefits are being discovered and put to work in commodity cropping systems. In short, seaweed helps crops because it thrives in cold, dark, salty environments and it’s good at it — kelp has been in the oceans for millennia! Brian Cornelius, Director of Applied Sciences with Agricen explains the stress mitigation benefits of seaweed.

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When Too Much Residue Impedes Soybean Emergence

When Too Much Residue Impedes Soybean Emergence

Being no-till presents emergence problems for soybeans following high yield corn with massive amounts of stalk residue. Mike Evans of Integrated Ag Solutions and Garrett Land and Cattle explains the challenges faced and lessons learned with this year’s soybean crop planted into high residue acres.

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Why is Kelly Growing Beans on Beans?

Why is Kelly Growing Beans on Beans?

The potential for renewable fuels in the future will make soybeans in high demand. That means that US farmers will need to produce more soybeans to keep up with demand. Traditionally, farmers have not grown soybeans on the same ground in back to back years, and there are some good reasons for that. Kelly and Mike from Garrett Land and Cattle talk about their 40 acre experiment to overcome the challenges of growing beans on beans.

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It’s Never Too Early To Look At Your Harvest Marketing Strategy

It’s Never Too Early To Look At Your Harvest Marketing Strategy

If harvest time isn’t upon you, it soon will be. So, what is your fall marketing strategy? How sold are you on your commodities at this stage? Are you one third sold, half sold, not sure? There is still volatility-induced upside and downside that could be costing you money without a proper commodity marketing strategy. We talk strategies to protect your farm and increase profit with Bryce and Sean from Silveus Financial.

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