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Are Biologicals The Future Of Ag?

Are Biologicals The Future Of Ag?

Farming has changed significantly in the past few decades, and at top of the list in changes has been the increased availability and use of biologicals on modern farms. Will there soon be a time when all crop protection inputs will be biological based? Damian talks to Matt Miles and Trey Curtis from Concept Agritek about the not so far off future of agriculture. Also available as an audio Short Cut

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Matt's Foliar Program for Cotton

Matt's Foliar Program for Cotton

Matt Miles will make 11 different foliar passes on his cotton field this season. Seems about right for a plant that Matt says is trying to die from the minute it emerges. 6 of those passes will be part of a trial he is doing with Agroliquid to foliar feed potassium into the plant. He is joined by Molly from Agroliquid and his agronomist, Robbo, to talk about the foliar feeding regimen he plans to implement on this year's crop.

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Finding The Right In-Furrow Program For Cotton

Finding The Right In-Furrow Program For Cotton

Cotton is a plant that is born to die. It emerges and then it spends the rest of its life trying to die. Well, maybe not exactly, but, let's face it Cotton is finicky and requires a lot of attention. We are in Matt Miles' cotton field with Molly Alexander and Stephanie Zelinko from Agroliquid talking about in-furrow trials and needs of cotton. Also Available as a Short Cut

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Crop Stress Mitigation Strategies

Crop Stress Mitigation Strategies

Generally when we think of crop stress, we think of heat and drought. However there’s also stress of cold and wet and many other stressful occurrences that arise throughout a growing season. Successfully getting your crop through those stressful times can make a huge difference on your yield monitor. Mike Evans of Integrated Ag Solutions explains practices and products he’ll be deploying for Garrett Land & Cattle as well as his other farmer clients.

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The Highs And Lows of Cotton Farming

The Highs And Lows of Cotton Farming

At the time of recording this episode, the Midwest is cold and wet. Less than ideal conditions for sure and planting progress is considerably below average. Toss record high input prices into the mix and we have the recipe for some very stressed farmers. But Kelly Garrett says, don’t sweat it. “It’s still early and conditions aren’t right.” Kelly defies the common recommendation to hold off on soybeans and race to put your corn in the ground. Listen to his reasons why you shouldn’t panic over the weather. Yet!

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Capitalizing On High Cotton

Capitalizing On High Cotton

Cotton prices are good, at the moment. Which means, as a cotton producer, you could make a few bad decisions and still be profitable. But that’s the path to take for long-term success. Arkansas cotton producer Matt Miles joins the guys from Silveus Financial to discuss cotton strategy heading into 2022. With input prices skyrocketing and the price of a cotton harvester pegged around $800,000, there’s plenty at stake. This is why you need a good plan and solid partnerships to capitalize on high cotton.

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4 Things You Should Know Before Buying Crop Insurance

4 Things You Should Know Before Buying Crop Insurance

Crop insurance isn’t always exciting but it can keep your farming operation profitable, or at least solvent to live for the next generation. When it comes to selecting the right crop insurance product for your operation are you asking the right questions and analyzing the pertinent parameters? Jared Clark and Bryce Guse with Silveus Financial share four things you should know before making your crop insurance decision.

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Integrating Crop Insurance, Government Programs, and Crop Marketing to Achieve Profitability

Integrating Crop Insurance, Government Programs, and Crop Marketing to Achieve Profitability

Farmers tend to focus on production, which is important but production alone won’t guarantee profitability. That’s why business-minded operators devote energy to the other sources of farm revenue — crop insurance and government programs — and integrate them with crop marketing to achieve farm profitability. Bryce Guse and Jared Clark with Silveus Financial explain.

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Nutrient Management With Drip Irrigation 

Nutrient Management With Drip Irrigation 

Fertilizer and diesel prices are up considerably. Meanwhile farms are under increasing environmental pressure. These forces combine to create a real opportunity for manure utilization via drip irrigation. Drip irrigation, as we’ve discussed in previous episodes, is a more efficient means of delivering moisture to your crop. But drip is also a very effective means of nutrient management which saves time, machinery hours, and diesel all while eliminating the soil compaction common with manure application.

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