Temple explains his first ever Milo crop, his practices, and why grain sorghum makes sense for him (and it might make sense for you!)
Sam “Of The North” Coutu talks about how Agriculture differs in Quebec, navigating environmental regulations (anhydrous is illegal), and what he’s excited about heading into the 2023 crop season.
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.
You’ve been hearing about cover crops for a while but do you plant them on your farm? Do you want to use cover crops but aren’t sure how to best benefit from them? Temple Rhodes and Matt Swanson join Kelly Garrett in a roundtable discussion about effective cover cropping.
Modifications to planter setup for better crop emergence, changes to in-furrow fertility programs, and how not to treat your wheat like a lesser crop. These are three key takeaways Matt and Layne Miles got out of being a part of XtremeAg this year. You know that XA is a learning platform designed and created to help you shorten your learning curve — well, the Miles boys learned right along with you. They share details on these subjects and how you too can apply the lessons for greater productivity on your farm.
Sometimes you have to manage fertility for a farm that, quite frankly, you don’t know if you’ll be farming next year. This is due to development pressure, a volatile cash rent market like much of the country is experiencing at the moment, or land ownership changes. Chad, Kevin, and Matt Swanson provide their practices based on experience when they farm a property that might not be in their mix a year or two down the road.
Matt Swanson is an XtremeAg affiliate from western Illinois. Matt explains his farming operation — which consists of acres in the Midwest as well as Arkansas. In this conversation, Matt touches on the trials he has done, his business diversification initiatives, and the letter grade he gives himself on various aspects of running a successful farm.
As the carbon marketplace becomes more clearly defined and understood, the opportunity to boost revenue on farms is expanding. There are more dollars to be deployed through Ecosystem Services than available acres. Truterra's Mariah Murphy, explains the opportunities available to increase acre profits in 2023.
We’ve been instructed since the advent of soil testing on the importance of the macronutrients — nitrogen, phosphorous, and potassium. But what about carbon? Where’s it on the soil sample, why do I need it, and where do I buy it for my crops?