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.
Temple Rhodes doesn’t mind pushing the envelope late season, especially if he stands to make 3 times his investment back. He explains what’s in his final soybean pass and why he does it.
Matt and Layne Miles join Kelly Garrett to discuss the final applications they make right up ’til R-5. They explain their final pass and discuss the economics of spraying — even if it’s with aerial aircraft — a month before the combines roll.
What has Kelly learned from 8 years of subsurface drip irrigation on his farm? He talks to Damian about the lessons he has learned, many of which are applicable to all farmers, regardless of whether they utilize irrigation.
High yielding soybeans require different treatment — and a different mindset — than what is required to produce average soybeans. Matt Miles and Temple Rhodes tell Damian how they go about getting a node dense plant that rings the bell on soybean yields.
If you’re losing yield to preventable stress (and trust us, you are!), this is the episode for you. Kevin shares the practices and products he depends on to keep his plants from getting stressed out.
We don’t do garden plots at XtremeAg, we do legit, large scale trials. This year, Kelly and Temple each have 40 acre lab trials with AgXplore — Temple is doing soybeans and Kelly is doing corn. The guys explain what they are trying to find, what they are using, what they are already seeing, and most importantly, what they will deem as success.
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.