12 Jul 238 min 13 sec

Mike and Kelly talk about how their plans changed to manage a field that has been a challenge since the seeds first went in the ground.

00:00 So we talk a lot about stress management here at Extreme Ag, especially with Kelly Garrett because he made it a huge objective of his in 00:07 2022. And I asked the guy with agri liquid, how do we look at precision fertility? How do we look at calibrated ag as a stress mitigation tool? 00:16 I'm talking about putting fertility out when it needs to be there, exactly where it needs to be, 00:20 and making those decisions that also reduce stress. We're a very heavily stressed, uh, field right now. We're in a soybean field that I just want a hug air stall with agro liquid mike 00:29 cabins and killing Garrett here at your Atlantic cattle. I feel like this might be a field that needs a lot of lum. 00:34 This field has been through hell and back Evans. Tell me about this field. Yeah, so we planted on this field probably April 11th, came over air and, uh, 00:43 early season. Again, we always liked to play beans early and cold wet like it usually is. We plant beans. 00:50 So they lay the ground for three meetings, gladly came up like normal. And then when they were up, probably got a nice green vent. It was two a half, 00:58 two and a half inches in 30 minutes. And with hail and hail, they covered the ground. So as these beans were emerge, they got dinked by hail. 01:05 So we were, we sat here for what, four or five days trying to figure out where know where he planted. And we decided to keep him and let he leave 'em. And, uh, 01:14 could've glad we did. So as Usual, Kelly, this is another one of your fields that I think, God, if it was a nice chair lift right here in a Snowmaking machine, you gotta ski. 01:25 Uh, so from where Evan is standing and looking down behind his shoulder, I'm calling out about a 300 foot drop in about a hundred. So anyway, it's about, 01:32 it's a, it's obviously a very slopey feel. It's also been banged on by the weather. It's a stress failed. It's a stress to Ironment. You've got know no rain at all. It's 90 degrees. 01:42 I'm standing out here. You say make 70 beans grill. Yeah, if we get a couple more rains, there's not a doubt in my mind to the casual observer, 01:51 they're gonna think that most beans look thin. But we have verified over the last couple years, 140, 150,000 seed per acre. Way too thick. You know, higher yielding ground was, this would be some, 02:02 the beans are all the way down to an 80,000 population. That's planet. So there might only be 70, 75, 72 that came up. And it, our, 02:11 our rib rate population goes from 80 to one 20 average of about a hundred thousand seeds. 02:15 So we only have two thirds of the plants that the average guy has. But that, that extra third that those guys have to, to me is a yield deficit. 02:22 You think it's Aaron, it's, it's more than wasted seed. It's a waste of yield because there's too much competition. Right. You're Nodding your head. Aaron, you are the agronomist, uh, 02:30 for agro liquid in this border loop world. So you're, you're agreeing It's very stressed. Uh, it's very hot. It's very dry. What about also, can you bash on this field like I do about the slope brand? 02:40 Well it, it's, it's very interesting. This is the, this is the fun part about this job because I'm so on flat ladder, come down here and see the things they do. It's, it's fun to learn. 02:49 I'm learning from these guys as well. You know, the Things we could do and now you know why they're no hotel. So let's talk about fertility as a tool in your stress management box. 02:55 That's really what, So yeah, put underneath it, you know, one thing Kelly struggles with is high calcium or it took high gills. 03:02 It was tying other things up. So what we focused on, he needs some relative calcium. So we put liberate calcium in furrow. Yeah. And I think that's part of what we are seeing here is it's keeping that vascular 03:12 system opening that plant. You're dry but you're still seeing that it's keeping that open so you can translocate nutrients and water through it. 03:18 And then he's also done a different thing on a foliar for us too. So, so Mike said, uh, you said you changed the program? Yeah, 03:24 So we put deliberate ca fur oak and then we were planning to come back with the cord of it. Um, post application. That was we're plan, 03:31 well looking at the fields looking is getting hailed on. We needed to add a little more to keep till but heal basically. So we, 03:38 we backed the liberate ca back to a pint and then we added another product for micro liquid that I really like is macro thousand. 03:44 It has a 10 micronutrients in it. Um, all the things for plant health that you need to help that plant restimulate itself. So we put a pint of that in and we added little stress product in there, 03:55 the OB talbit and we would spray it that We, you talked about stress reduction. The first time I sat in your office used it as a huge objective in 2022. 04:05 At that time it was about products, biologicals as pgs, et cetera. We weren't really thinking about using, uh, 04:13 very precise or as you called it, calibrated ag program on fertility. Now do you think that that is absolutely part of the entire uh, 04:20 equation when it comes to growing a crop with stress? Yes, absolutely. Because again, when we're trying to calibrate this agronomy, like we talked about before, 04:27 I want to ha achieve balance from a chemistry perspective. And again, when I say chemistry, I mean elements and we talk, 04:33 You're talking about spraying chemicals? Yes. You mean chemistry in the soil? Yes. And uh, you know, the balance of the soil from an elemental perspective, 04:41 a disease persists in a plant because of a nutritional imbalance. We're trying to achieve nutritional balance. The plant will be healthier, 04:48 the plant will have less stress and the plant and the field from a yield perspective will reach its yield potential and the ROI will be as big as we can 04:56 get there. And it has become aware to us in the last year or so how far off our chemistry is how far outta calibration we are and we're trying to get there. 05:04 And that's what he did when he adjusted that. I like the hearing when you see this and they're gonna see more here the next coming months. I mean it's be getting harvested here by end of September. Um, 05:13 do you think that that's part of the dialogue you're gonna be having with customers for to be able that calibrate agronomy and precision placement of 05:20 fertility at certain times and making adjustments like Evans did is a big tool in the stress, uh, reduction 05:27 Toolbox? Absolutely. And these guys are gonna push the envelope so they're gonna still continue to do stuff. 05:32 I have guys that have pulled back waiting for the next rain just cuz they got a lot out there and this is gonna help change some of that mindset. 05:38 Some of these things these guys are doing is opening it up doors for us because they're not stopping. Our 05:43 Guy Lee Lu's always talks about round the base. You gotta keep going. Yep. The thing is, if we don't get here we are June 22nd. 05:49 If it doesn't rain between now and August 1st, are you gonna be the salesman and say keep putting more out there. You gonna say, guys, you know what, it's probably time to stop. 05:56 Yeah, it's gonna depend on this, what they have out there, what's underneath it to begin with to keep pushing 06:00 It. Are you gonna keep pushing it if there's no arraign between now and August 1st, Mike? 06:04 I keep watching the crop. I mean crop kind of will tell you what what it wants and what it needs. I mean the tap ropes on this plant if we dug 'em up or just as long as the plant 06:12 is tall. So there, there's moisture out here. We got inch and a half last weekend still dry out here, but there's still moisture here. 06:20 We that that taproot. If I can make, that's a key reason. That's the whole reason that we plant the population. 06:25 We do because when the plants don't have to compete with each other to grow for sunlight, it's able to put on that taproot. 06:31 And that's a stress mitigating factor too because that you go in a field with 150,000 population, they don't have that tap proof. 06:37 Well that's why we put the calcium in furrow, like Aaron was saying, the vascular system. Keep the stuff moving, water moving. 06:44 If we could be more efficient with water, we have better off we Are. 06:47 Evan G worked in corporate ag retail for a long time now it's a different world for you. Did the words of stress reduction or fertility or you know, 06:56 calibrated fertility, calibrated agronomy even arise back then because nobody thought about the way to use fertility, just dribbling it here and there for stress. No, 07:05 they didn't even talk about this 10 years ago. No, they didn't start talking about stress till he started mentioning it. Kelly did. So it's uh, 07:12 it's become just the latest right now that we're talking about. So, But it makes sense. Yeah, 07:17 Well it Does. And what does he say? We don't know what a stress-free crop Looks like. We've never seen a stress-free crop because we've never seen one. 07:23 So again, we're talking about fertility as a part of the tool. The tool is, it's another tool. The tool because really one of the big things, 07:29 but a huge focus for you since October of 21 when you said I'm gonna make stress mitigation, stress-free crops. My big objective here, horse 90 degrees, 07:36 no rain on a field that obviously, uh, has obviously pale slope, uh, wind in cold when in win title note. Aaron, what do you think? 07:43 You're gonna just tell 'em to go ahead and sell 'em the lower of your part of the world? 07:48 Yeah, no, this it, again, it's, we're all learning from this. This is the best part 07:52 Of it. That's why you guys stay tuned. His name's Aaron Stall with Aquid. It's Kelly Garrett and Mike s Ian Mason. Stay tuned. Also, 07:58 go check out local gold episodes. We've talked about stress reduction. We've talked about other ways that spooned your craft state of amazing hundreds 08:04 of hundreds of videos in the library at extreme ag dot font.

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