Refining Recommendations
16 Jun 234 min 1 sec

What happens when you need to change your original game plan? How soon is too soon? How late is too late? Damian talks with Galynn and Stephanie from AgroLiquid about about recognizing when it's time to change plans.

00:00 As we're talking about refining recommendations, we're talking about when you actually realize that your original game plan needs amended. And that happens a lot. The the old statement, Mike Tyson, 00:10 everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth. Um, agriculture does it to you sometimes. So Galen, 00:16 you said that advantage about doing a field day early. We're looking at this stuff pretty early in the season. What you think you're gonna do a month from now or two months from now might 00:25 vary because of conditions. So talk to me about that. Absolutely, because I mean, prior to yesterday, Chad was worried he didn't have enough rain. Now he's got rain, 00:32 but we don't know what stresses lie ahead for this crop. So we have to constantly be thinking about what does our yield potential today 00:39 and what nutrients do we need to address together? So Stephanie, uh, you're the agronomy person. It's neat to have, uh, here's gonna be our fertility plan for the season. 00:47 Here's gonna be this for the season. You don't always stick to that, do you? Absolutely not. You know, 00:51 and it's good to have a plan cuz then you have product on hand and in place. But you know, 00:55 the unique thing about liquid products and many liquid fertilizers is they can fit in different applications. 01:01 So if you don't get 'em out at planting or side dress, um, foliar applications, there's other timings you can actually make up that difference 01:08 When you think about somebody that like, no, no, here's gonna be our plant. I mean, it's, it's pretty common if you're a forward thinking farmer, you're, 01:14 you're, you're willing to vary your, your practices and right until the very end. Right. And the extreme ag guys obviously do that all the time. 01:23 What do you like have built in? I think it's always kinda like have a planned ad lib. Okay. If that, then this, if that, then this is it. I mean, is there sort of like a, 01:31 a little arsenal back here of if then if then There is, there's almost like a decision tree, you know, and part of that is you have to know the cultural habits of the farmer. 01:40 If Chad can come out here with a sidedress rig or a wide drop rig, we also know the different stages that we have opportunity to go in there and 01:47 make corrective measures. Stephanie, he said it's like a decision tree. It sounded almost corporate, didn't it? 01:53 It does sound kind of corporate, but it's, you know, kind of the truth behind it and agronomy in general is that way that, you know, mother nature plays a big part and you have to be able to be flexible and make 02:03 those changes based on that condition. I think that we have more, uh, tools in the toolbox than we have ever had in agriculture. 02:11 So the idea that you would stick with your plan come hell or high water seems ridiculous when you have as many things as we can do. Right. 02:17 If you're going for the top, Damien, you need to be adaptable. If you're going for average, you probably don't need, I 02:22 Mean, you've got a dozen or two dozen different products that you didn't have just a decade or so ago. So I mean, 02:27 it seems like now the ability to pivot to use another corporate term, there's more ability to pivot now than there ever has been. 02:32 For sure. And you know, that's what's unique about agriculture is we keep adding new products to the market. We keep changing products, 02:38 so there's cool new technology coming out all the time that allows us to, to pivot and be more flexible. Yeah. 02:44 Wrap us outta here on this, uh, you said before we hit record, you said, you know, it's not linear, 02:48 so kind of gimme the way you look at it and the recommendation you would give on refining recommendations. 02:54 Yeah. So, you know, there's not a, there's not a linear response to applying something like boron or liberate ca. You don't do one ounce, two ounce, three ounce as the yield goes up. 03:04 There's a point where there's zero yield response and then it kicks in and starts, uh, giving you a response. That's why we do these plots. 03:11 We need to know what those trigger points are. Yeah. So it's not like, oh, if it's double the this, then this. Because sometimes there's variations. We 03:19 Wish it were, but there's more subjectivity to it than that. That's why It keeps you at a job. Right, exactly. That's what a Ground West are for. 03:24 We appreciate that. All right. We're talking about refining your recommendations. Basically, you've got so many more tools now. 03:31 Companies like them and all the other business partners. We have extreme ag where they're bringing new tools, 03:35 new technology to the market. And let's face it, if you're not making adjustments and adapting as the season goes on, you're probably leaving some bushels in the field or some more, 03:43 yet some bushels in the bag that you never even harvested you could have. So next time, Galen beer, Stephanie's lanko with Agri Liquid. I'm Dan Mason. 03:49 Share this with somebody you think that can, uh, appreciate it and more importantly learn from it more. Great stuff. As you know, at Extreme