Finding Money In The Data
6 Apr 239 min 40 sec

Temple Rhodes explains how he utilizes the data from soil samples and tissue sampling to choose the right micro packs and address the limiting factors on his farm.

00:00 We're talking about interpreting soil samples and addressing your biggest limiting factor Temple roads extreme AG 00:06 guy from Maryland and I are going through this. You know, what we always talk about get your soil samples. Do your soil samples. I got 00:12 soil samples on my farm and I'm not even sure I completely understand how what to do about it. Now you do though, you get 00:18 all this information then what talk about that. So our soul samples are a little bit different than one reason that we have takes we have to take Soul samples every year is 00:27 because we have to turn them into the state of Maryland and by our soul samples once they're red. They give us our 00:33 recommendation of what we can and can't put on. Yeah, so we're gonna read it a little bit differently. We've addressed this and different 00:39 recordings. If you're listening or viewer you maybe have seen this temples in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed which was at the 00:45 very Forefront of this situation where environmental regulations came to the farm. Hey, we're 00:51 getting too many phosphates down the bay you're gonna do this that was like 30 years ago. So you have a shall we say a little bit different understanding 00:57 of interpreting soil samples because You're being told. Hey do this don't do that, or you can't do this or that yeah, so I'd look at Soul sample. So 01:05 when we get them back and we know that we can't put on the stuff that we need to put on. So we need to we know we need a spoon feed right? So we combine 01:11 our solar samples with what we don't have in our soul and we try to address some of those things by some micronutrients a lot of times, right? So we'll take 01:20 that and wrap them in with our tissue samples that we took last year at a certain stage and try to get in front of it the very next year. So it's 01:29 it's like it's a stack of data, right and we're not reading all of our day all the time and I told you many times that data hides money and if you 01:38 learn the day and we learn and we stack them up and we calculate all those points we can get to a different value and it's 01:44 It's All About Soul samples. Just another thing that we can that we can utilize but people use that and tissue samples. You can really you can 01:53 gain a lot of ground and you can find a lot of these things when people talk about you know foliers and you know, and 01:59 Frozen different things that they're using well, they're probably not using them in the right way. First of all and you need to learn how to address the problem that you really don't know that you have so 02:08 when I get a soil sample and the average farmer gets associated with no way being judgmental they look right at the macros and okay then take 02:17 me from where does Temple go from there? So we look at the macros too, obviously and we're looking at the more looking at that at our pH in our 02:26 school, right? We're paying attention to that because none of these work without the right pH right? So really you're send it twin Chad went 02:32 on about that and a different video we recorded he said if the pH isn't right. It don't matter. That's how he said it. It's pretty much a little different accent. Yes. Yeah a 02:41 little different accent. So that's right. So you got to look at all those things, but then you got to start to look down at your Miners and know what Elemental keys that 02:50 you can look at and say hey look this is this is what I'm continuously low in and how do I get in front of it? Not only you need to look at that. You need to balance your 02:59 And we balance our soil by really paying a lot of attention to our base saturations. When you look at your base saturations, there's 03:05 ratios in there that need to be addressed and when you learn those ratios that need to be addressed you can start to figure out where 03:14 you can plug and play those things because for me I have to plug and play the entire season and spoon feed it because I'm only allowed a certain amount, you know, 03:24 nitrogen and right. Yeah. Bye by the state regulatory environment environmental rules something that we've addressed and I think it's worth addressing again. Kelly 03:33 said Kelly Garrett said on a panel. I'm not sure there's a thing called a deep pleaded soil. I think there's a lot of out of balance soils and we talked about that with your send a 03:42 twin Chad when you look at that soil sample and interpret it is it balance that maybe was your limiting factor? I don't think that it's it is 03:51 balance. So the first thing you need to keep on is is you got to get the balance first and that that starts your your whole system. You know, we're building 03:59 Factory this is part of your factory too. This is your data point Factory. So you have to build that first and once your balance gets to where you are and then when you start to want 04:08 to achieve higher and higher yields, you got to start looking at the miners what miners that might not getting in at any key time. 04:14 He gives all the miners you mean micronutrients micronutrients. Okay. And so the thing is, what's what's the overlooked one there? I 04:20 mean, I didn't even know Boron was so importantly join these so I can so everybody always ask that question. You know. What what 04:26 micros can I use? You know, is it this might pack is it that micro pack? I can't tell you that only you can do that. That's where the data is hidden. That's where 04:35 the money is hidden in the day. I should say. So if you use your data from last year, like, for example, I'm gonna give you this example, there's a really easy one. So 04:44 the early growth soybeans were corn the very early growth you cut off the whole plant when you say stuffing in a bag that grind it up and they'll tell you what it what it's depleting and at that 04:54 point use that next year for a customized, you know micro Not a customized micro pack, but look at the micro pack and 05:02 find the elements that it's lacking in and then you can get ahead of that bird. So again remember what I said proactive not reactive dip but that's being proactive. You 05:11 know, when your soul tight what it is. So because you farm across the ditch for me or across the hedger from me your program sets you up for 05:20 your plant to be very different than mine. I have a different program. So everybody's micro package is 05:26 gonna be very different what they actually need. That's the key to getting micros to actually work for people whether it's 05:32 a foliar spray, whether it's our woman spray or whether it's in in for us, right all these things can work answer me this when we 05:41 said we're gonna in this recording address addressing a limiting factor, give me an example of a limiting factor you discovered a year or two or three ago. And you said man, 05:51 I never even thought of this and now I realize that's holding me back were you corrected it? Okay. So I use 05:57 these data points and I went back. Years to figure out exactly what they were. I've had the same similar program not really changing 06:05 my fertility. We've changed other things, you know, whether pgr or whatever. So how I found out was what I did 06:11 and one of the things that I found out, you know cold wet soils. You're always going to be phosphorous deficient so 06:17 you can get ahead of that by putting a micro pack in there has a little bit of phosphorus in it. You know that time of year. What are 06:23 you lacking on? What are you lacking on? Have you had a bunch of rain, you know, have you had you know your soul type 06:29 as a certain type in my particular situation. I'm always low and Maggie knees and magnesium and mg. Right? So I have to choose a 06:38 mic that has that in there and I can get ahead of that curve because it always went down that line just like that and the first listening here 06:47 might say, oh man goodies and magnesium where we don't think that's a problem. Maybe it is but they might have a completely different circumstance. Here's where these those two key elements can 06:56 be a problem actually all three. So if it's cool Your low and phosphorus. It needs energy at that point phosphorus drives energy, right? That'll help you get 07:05 through that. That's why when you get cool wet soil your plant always turns purple, even though you have phosphorus out there. You're not 07:11 taking it up at that point and you go and you talk to your agronomist. It's like just gotta wait because we need some heat we need 07:17 some sun and he's right. So he just gave you something so you need or she by the way or she lots of girl almost that's right 07:23 liquid. That's right. So when you get to that point you got so he just told you something son. So photosynthesis, right? Well the two 07:32 key one of the two key elements of that is magnesium and magnets and I'm always low and so planning early 07:38 you can get ahead of that curve by doing that and my soul type and my program not just my 07:44 soul type but my program I'm low and I'm so I'm getting the head of them by putting there put them in Furrow. I'm putting them in the Pearl and say in the ditch. Yeah in the ditch well because he can't say infero he 07:53 says and forever we're talking about dressing your limiting factor every soil has them 07:59 That's right. And it's not an open. Nobody's making a judgment here. Once you address them. By the way, when you when you look 08:05 at the manganese and magnesium deficiency that you address head on Payback big head back. Like this is bushels and look this 08:14 this is when you start to see guys trying to push high yields and irrigation and stuff like that or if you're an area 08:20 that you generally get rainfall. We have some hard drive lines on the lottery fall, but this is how you curve a 08:26 lot of things you start at the beginning and stress mitigation. Yep. So you that micro is 08:32 a stress mitigation tool as well. Yeah talk about all these old things that are fist mitigation that is because building that factory and 08:38 being ahead of that this party stress mitigation you you're setting up your factory. I like that, you know, there's probably folks saying 08:44 wait a minute when I say limiting factor. It doesn't mean you're not getting yield. It means you might be just holding yourself back from 08:51 a big. What are we missed? It could be a small thing and you're very small micro nutrients very small interpreting the soil samples and 08:59 Any way to address your limiting factor, his name's Temple Rose Hayes from Maryland and he's going to be having a field day with agril liquid in August. So stay tuned 09:08 at the extreme AG website because we're gonna promote that well people to get there and learn how to address their limiting factor. It'll 09:14 be August 22 August 22nd at Temple roads Farm in Maryland. If you are nearby we'd love to see you there. I'm gonna be there. My name is Damian Mason. He's Temple roads coming at 09:23 you from commodity classic talking about how to improve your soil addressing your living Factor so you can make more money. That's what we do here at extreme 09:29 agates help you make more money more yield by addressing issues that you didn't even maybe know you had until next time.

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