Balancing Nutrient Needs of Double Crop Soybeans
31 Jul 235 min 37 sec

Johnny talks about how his program for double-crop beans differs from his regular program.

00:00 Do you vary your crop inputs and more importantly your fertility and biologicals than your soybeans varying on when they go in the ground. More importantly, 00:08 if you do double crop soybeans, that's the topic here today, Johnny Verell. We're in double crop soybeans that are on 20 inch rows. 00:15 You took wheat off of this field about three weeks ago. You were right behind it with these soybeans. Soybeans look good. You don't do the exact same thing with these soybeans as you do in a field that 00:25 we were in that you told me got planted like seven weeks or more before these. So talk about how you vary your program from the beans that go in conventionally 00:34 to these that go into wheat straw, if you will. We stub, Well we all know like planting early, you always gain yield cuz of sunlight, 00:41 longer days, stuff like that. So we're running into issues with these wheat beans we're already planting later in the year, you know, 00:46 getting closer to that June 21st when we're actually planting the beans itself. So we know we gotta overcome that. 00:51 But a few things that we try to do is always make sure we got all the nutrients we can in that plant. 00:56 And by saying that we're not adding fertilize to these beans, we fertilize in front of the wheat, 01:00 put out enough fertilize for the wheat and enough for the bean crop behind. We wanna make sure these beans can suck in all the nutrients they can. So we So 01:06 You didn't put anything when you went in, these were planted about Yeah, about three weeks ago, two weeks ago you didn't do anything, 01:12 you just came after the combine. You come through here with your planter? No fertility, 01:17 No f yeah, no fertility. It's all put out, you know, six, eight months before not nothing 01:20 In the furrow. Yeah, in furrow. We did run some things Pete. Okay. We run a product called Nutri Charge. Okay. It helps with phosphorus uptake, 01:26 making it phosphorus more available to the plant itself. Okay. That went In in furrow at time of 01:30 Planting. That's right. What else? Uh, we ran uh, some pgs in furrow two to try to help stimulate the root growth to try to get a bigger root because you know, 01:37 we're fighting a dry land situation so we're trying to do all we can above the ground but also below the ground to keep things happy down there too. 01:44 All right. So a new charge for phosphate phosphorous uptake. Plant growth regulator because of giving some little stress reduction. A bit 01:51 Of, yeah, just trying to get a better root system going. More nodulation we put and 01:54 That looks pretty good but Right. Yeah, I kind of know picked all the nodules off but you know, we sit there and uh, 01:58 we sit there and try to get that plant through all the nodulation we can. So sometimes we'll put inoculate in furrow too 02:03 And no kind of regular micro type. Uh, not A lot of that. No sir. Just cuz I don't think that's gonna be my limiting factor. You know, 02:10 my phosphorus will be a limiting factor. Nodulation, we need, we need the best nodulation we can have on 02:14 That plant. Okay, so compare that to the stuff that we stood in. That was kneehigh that was planted six to eight weeks before this. 02:23 Yeah, so like on those, we're doing a lot more, we're putting a micro pack in furrow. We're doing some other stimulus infer, just humic acid. 02:29 We're doing a lot of things like that to just really stimulate that plant early on. Especially when it's cool, you know, early April here when we're planting, 02:35 a lot of times it could be, you know, highs in the fifties, lows down close to 30. So we're trying to 02:39 Do things that that's a, that's a planting that goes in like March. Yeah, well 1st of April somewhere in that. So you know, that's the thing. 02:45 And then, you know, another thing we do kind of late season on these beans here, we'll fly a product called source and it's the same thing there too. 02:52 We're trying to stimulate that plant trying to get more Phosphorus. Is that a foliar? It's A 02:55 Foliar excuse. So it goes on with what we, We put it on with our fungicide. Fungicide pass. So fungicide pass which will be in about another month. Yes. 03:01 Okay. Another month you go across. Well So right now, yeah, probably closer to two months Here. Two months, yeah. 03:06 So two months from now you go across the fungicide pass and cause these soybeans are two and a half weeks old. 03:11 Yeah, two and a half Weeks old. So you go prosecutor seven, eight weeks from now. Fungicide pass has got this source product and the purpose of that is what? 03:18 Just to help get more phosphorus in that plant and other nutrients. Okay. You didn't see anything about microbes? We're okay? 03:22 Yeah, it seems, would Chad approve of This? I haven't heard the word boron Yet. Probably not, but I'll always gotta see what this crop's gonna look like. 03:28 Since it's dry land. I'm not gonna put too much into it till I see what I have at the end. All right. So, so we, we do put a lot of, you know, we put a lot of molly, 03:35 a lot of boron in season on the plants. If there was irrigation out here and you could more control the environment and the atmosphere. These are uh, you can't control the heat but you Or daylight. 03:44 Or daylight. But you, the more importantly if you control the water, you would be more certain about the inputs you'll do late season. That's right. 03:51 And a lot of times for us, you know, we're, we're pretty much capped at a 60, 65 bushel wheat beat. So no matter what we're doing that's, are you 03:57 Complaining about that? I know long as it would kill for a 65 bushel of soybean. I'm 04:01 Not complain at all, but I'm just saying like it's, it's difference in that than early beans that can make 70, 80 bushel too. So we just try to keep that ROI where it needs to be because some things you can 04:09 do in or early season you can get a big roi. You just do not have enough time on these late beats. Got 04:13 It. I think that qualified as a subtle brag where you wanted to pretend you weren't really bragging, but you're, 04:18 you're gonna come out with double crop and and you're still gonna bang out 65 bushels. Yeah 04:22 That's irrigated. But a lot of dry land veins are gonna be 50, 55, 60 bushels. It all depends on the rain and a lot of it's not rain right now, 04:29 it's come August way. Here's the thing. So you're 50 bushels on these, let's say 50, 55, you might be 10 bushels more, but you are, these are double crops. 04:36 I mean there used to be a time when people thought if I make enough to justify the inputs and the time and you're way beyond that. Yeah. 04:42 So it, it just works well for us. Two crops. Wheat does really good for us. The wheat beans do good offs. Last 04:47 Thing about products on double crop beans, we talked about fertility, we're talking about micros. Uh, disease pressure. 04:52 Besides fungicide with this straw, I mean I'm looking at this stuff, you know, you got a lot of stuff here. Does this present any disease pressure? 04:57 No. Not on the sweatman. It doesn't seem to bother us At all. Is it because it stay? I I don't know. It just, it's just nothing in there that's really bothering us. 05:04 Got it. Late season. We just had the general foer disease is what we're worried about. Right. His name's Johnny Burl. 05:09 My name is Damien Mason coming at you in double crop soybeans or as they call him down here, wheat beans, uh, 20 inch rows. He's gonna make 50 to 55 bushels. 05:17 You know, that's all just 50 to 55 bushels. And he just talked about his late season or shall we say double crop program, uh, on input. So you know what, maybe this is helpful to you. If it is, 05:26 I'm sure that there's more great you can use to up your farming game. Extreme Damien Mason, Johnny Rell. Thanks for being here.

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