If you farm a large livestock operation, then you have a lot of free fertilizer, and likely a lot of government regulation around the application of manure and pad runoff as well. Damian learns about a unique system that captures and utilizes the free fertilizer.
Does it matter where you farm? Or is it just the soil that matters when choosing the right inputs? Damian talks with Mike Evans and Stephanie from Agroliquid about geographical differences and how that changes farming practices.
Did your crop stall at the end of the season? Damian Mason talks with Robb Dedman, Temple Rhodes and Agroliquid's Galynn Beer about how to spend that last dollar. It might be the best investment you make all season. Or it might not.
Is your water source working against your fertility plan? If you you have irrigation on your farm, you likely sleep a little better at night knowing that you have some control over stress levels of your crop throughout the season. But, as Kelly and Mike discovered, the EC of their water was a pretty big yield limiter for them. They talk about how they are using biologicals as part of the solution.
Lee Lubbers is all about soil biology. He is also consistently one of the top wheat producers in the country. Damian talks with Lee and Brian and Brad from ProFarm (formerly Marrone Bio Innovations) about how he uses biologicals in his wheat crop to not only deliver higher yields, but to keep his soil full of life.
An in depth conversation about hybrids, diseases, fungicide responses, application timing, stalk strength, drought stress, kernel depth, row spacing, population, when to combine and perhaps most importantly, a trick for keeping the gnats away.
After doing a total soil digestibility test, Kelly and Mike were surprised to see the amount of fertility that was in their soil. They don’t need more fertility, they need more availability. That is why they are experimenting with a sort of "fertility enhancer" from Sound Ag.
Water, oxygen and biology help break down and move nutrients into the root zone for uptake by plants. But it is not always a free flow of nutrients throughout the soil, in fact it is often not. So how do you get the nutrients that are below the root zone into the root zone and into the plant? Kelly and Mike talk about how they are "unstratifying their nutrients" with some help from Concept Agritek's Shaun Guthmiller.
Kelly talks about the practices he is doing on his farm that make him money in the carbon marketplace. He also talks with Mariah from Truterra about the other marketplace opportunities besides carbon credits that are coming down the pike soon.