Pigweed — layman’s term for Water Hemp and Palmer Amaranth — is a big problem. The species which is native to the desert southwest has successfully migrated to crop fields throughout the U.S. Because of its roots in the desert and its biology, the plants are tough to kill and getting even tougher. XA’s Matt Swanson and Caleb Traugh join FMC’s Blaire Colvin to discuss strategies to manage an increasingly resistant class of weeds that’s very prolific and capable of causing huge yield drags.
About 90 miles from XtremeAg’s Temple Rhodes, you’ll find 29-year-old farmer and XA member Greg Dell. Greg didn’t want to go to college, but his dad wouldn’t allow him back on the farm until he’d worked somewhere else for three years. He explains the growth and learning experience being employed by a large-scale farming operation allowed him. Greg discusses with Damian his aspiration to be better but not necessarily bigger, the value of experimentation, and the farm's profitable expansion into bird seed production.
Matt and Layne Miles are approaching the end of harvest 2023. With moisture preventing the combines from running their final soybean fields and the cotton a couple weeks shy of completion, the Miles join Damian to discuss this season’s takeaways. Almost everything matured simultaneously which made for an exhausting three- week run and some fast lessons. Most notably for this year — Matt says his final pass didn’t produce an ROI.
Kevin Matthews had a corn field hit by hail in late June. After assessing the damage, he decided to deviate from his usual approach to save the hailed corn.
Are interest rates affecting equipment purchases? Is used machinery still popular? What equipment is selling well at farm auctions? Jeff Wille from Duwa's Auction Service in Wellman, Iowa talks about used implements, auction action, and more with Damian Mason.
Biologicals have emerged in force over the past decade. Do you apply biologicals and if so, when? Chad Henderson discusses his large-scale trials of applying biologicals post - harvest.
Canada’s wildfires have darkened the skies far away from their source, sending smoke and odor throughout much of the USA. So what’s the impact on those who live and work closer to the 12 million acres of burning timber land?
Temple explains his first ever Milo crop, his practices, and why grain sorghum makes sense for him (and it might make sense for you!)
Matt Swanson used to apply fertility at time of planting in furrow. But then he stopped, for various reasons not the least of which was ineffectiveness. Now he’s dabbling back into in-furrow with a 40 acre experiment in conjunction with AgroLiquid.