You don’t think of western Tennessee as wheat country. Never the less, XA Affiliate Johnny Verell is bringing a competitive edge to the 2023 XtremeAg Wheat Wager. He takes his wheat very seriously -- something he admits the generations before him didn’t. Tune in to hear how Johnny maximizes yield and test weight by harvesting his wheat while it’s still wet — 25% moisture when the combines start rolling!
In Fall of 2021, Kelly stated his over-arching objective for Garrett Land & Cattle’s 2022 cropping season was stress mitigation. Turns out it was the perfect year to focus effort on reducing crop stress as the year was hot and dry. Kelly explains the practices and products he utilized and also the results.
Temple Rhodes and Chad Henderson team up in this podcast to share the practices and products they utilize to grow high yield wheat.
Successful farm operators takes the winter season to reflect on lessons learned the prior season then go about applying those lessons for greater return next season. Kevin Matthews shares his big takeaways from things he did right and things he got wrong in crop season ’22.
Johnny Verell talks about his operation and shares the 3 subjects he’s learned the most about from XtremeAg as well as the subjects on which he intends to contribute to XtremeAg’s followers.
Last year, Kelly Garrett planned to plant more soybean acres than corn. He didn’t end up doing that, nor did he dabble more in soybean following soybean acres. Why did he change his cropping mix plans? Kelly explains the adjustments he’ll be making in 2023.
Twice this season — in spring and during summer — we checked in with Garrett Land & Cattle Agronomist, Mike Evans about residue problems on some of their fields. This time we hear from Mike as well as Kelly Garrett with harvest results.
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.
Each year 10 Million soil samples are pulled in North America. Those samples are sent to labs for analysis and the results are returned to farmers and their crop advisors. This is a good thing — knowing your nutrient and pH levels provides guidance for fertility treatments. The only problem: Much of what we do and how we do it when it comes to soil sampling hasn’t changed since the 1950’s! Al Toops with BiomeMakers joins Kelly and Connor Garrett of XtremeAg to discuss the future of soil analysis and why soil biology testing will change production Agriculture.