Your sprayer is an expensive piece of equipment that gets plenty of use deploying expensive crop inputs. Nick Fleitz, our resident sprayer expert and agronomist from Pentair Hypro explains three mistakes that could be costing you money and robbing yield.
From diesel to fertilizer to seed, inflation is increasing the price of every raw material you need to grow a crop. Then there is the issue of interest rates — the cost of borrowed money has doubled and is likely to get even more expensive. To keep your farming operation flowing during these inflationary times you need advice from someone who’s been there and done that. Lee shares lessons and insights on how to navigate a financially tumultuous marketplace that many haven’t experienced.
With elevated fertilizer prices the new norm and even questions of availability of synthetic fertilizers, manure has become quite popular. But what do we know now about manure that we didn’t as recently as a few years ago as it pertains to application rates, nutrient availability, and preserving the nutrients after manure application? Dave Kaltenberg with Agrotech USA sits down for an informative discussion on maximizing manure as a crop input.
Markets are always a bit volatile but 2022 was more so than average. Corn prices moved up and down by more than 30%, cotton prices dropped by half, and soybeans weren’t always stable. It’s a good practice to look back at what the year taught you in order to make adjustments for greater success in the year ahead. Bryce Guse and Sean Findley with Silveus Financial join XtremeAg’s Layne Miles to discuss 2022 surprises, predictions made right and wrong, and strategies that worked.
Your top few inches of soil are ripe with fertility, but the water and uptake roots are deeper where there’s a nutrient void. We are talking about diagnosing and fixing nutrient stratification with Shaun Guthmiller of Concept Agritek.
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.
Are biologicals the next wave in the evolution of farming? Will drones replace aerial applicators? What’s the future of fertility look like? How did crop input shortages change production Ag? Trey Curtis, CEO of Concept Agritek joins Damian Mason to discuss trends impacting Agriculture today and tomorrow.
Grid sampling — if you’re unfamiliar — means gridding your field into blocks of 5 acre or even 2.5 acres. But sometimes dividing your field into 2.5 acre chunks isn’t small enough to straighten out a stubborn problem.
What’s the difference between a put and a call option and when should you use them?If commodity marketing is your strength, this episode will be a refresher course. For the rest of us who get a bit overwhelmed by the complexity of commodity markets, this is an excellent explanation of how to use puts and calls to protect your downside or enhance your potential profit upside.