In-Furrow For A Firm Foundation
Temple Rhodes started applying nutrients in-furrow at time of planting 12 years ago. He didn’t get everything right the first go-round but in the learning years since, he’s certainly become a believer. Last year one of Temple's experiments demonstrated a 2,500 to 3,000 corn plant emergence difference between in-furrow nutrition acres versus non in-furrow treatment. The difference, according to Temple is in the building of the foundation. “I’m building a factory within that plant and you can’t build a factory without a firm foundation."
SWAT Soil Mapping: What It Is & Why You Need It
Soil survey maps are cool to look at, but they may not be completely accurate because they were done by hand decades ago. Yield maps — now spit out by your combine — are fun to look at, but it turns out they may not be completely accurate either due to lack of user re-calibration. XtremeAg affiliate Matt Swanson says you should look at SWAT soil mapping. He explains how it works, what it shows, and why you need it.
Cover Cropping For Positive Results & Positive Economics
XtremeAg member James Hepp is a first generation Iowa farmer who has been expanding his cover- cropped acres for the past three years. His motivation to continue upping his cover crop game got a shot in the arm this winter after seeing ditches filled with topsoil from the neighbor’s fall-tilled fields. James joins Integrated Ag Solutions’ Mike Evans to discuss the how, why, and when of cover cropping. He also shares the economic returns — which approach a couple hundred dollars per acre — of cover cropping.
Farming in Quebec With Sam of the North
Sam Coutu wasn’t raised on a farm but he knew he wanted to work in production agriculture. He spent summers at his uncle’s dairy farm in his native Quebec then spent 3 months on a farm in Switzerland as a teenager. Today this first generation farmer operates 1,540 acres of corn, soybeans, and wheat. (Only 2% of the land in Quebec is farm ground!) Listen in and learn about Agriculture north of the St. Lawrence from our newest affiliate “Sam Of The North!”
Singulation, Population & Soybean Planter Type — What’s the Right Answer?
In the “old days” of the 1980s we switched from planted soybeans to drilled beans, then we switched back to planted beans but in narrower rows. What’s the best planting style when it comes to soybeans? What should the spacing and population be? And what the heck is singulation? We address all that and more in this members-only discussion with Kevin Matthews and XA Affiliate, Matt Swanson.
Meet the 2022 NCGA Yield Contest Winner and XA Affiliate Heath Cutrell
You may not think of Virginia when you think of corn but according to XA Affiliate Heath Cutrell, you should. He’s the NCGA national yield contest winner for 2022, recording a whopping 394 bushels! Heath won’t divulge all his secrets but he promises he’s here to help you up your farming game.
Increasing Phosphorous Uptake From The Start via In-Furrow
Kevin Matthews and Temple Rhodes explain why they’ve adopted in-furrow Nutricharge application as a standard practice on their farms. Turns out you may already have adequate phosphorous levels, you’re just not utilizing it.
Finding The Key Piece
Matt and Layne Miles talk about the AgroLiquid Lab they are conducting this season to determine the key application in boosting row rice production.
Fixing The Limiting Factors
In this podcast, Kevin talks about focusing on fixing his limiting factors, specifically calcium and potassium deficiencies that are prevalent in his part of the country.