Small Changes Can Make A Huge Difference
6 Sep 235 min 14 sec

Johnny and Brewer are scouting soybeans and look at the differences they see between intensive management and standard management programs.

00:00 Johnny Verell out here with extreme ag. I got Brewer blessed with B B R C consulting. Uh, we're out here at our field day where we had all kinds of test plots this year. 00:08 We had all kinds of different varieties of soybeans with different brands and we're out here looking and seeing some of the results and stuff we were seeing 00:14 at the field day a few weeks ago, how much different it looks today. And I was gonna let Brewer touch on a few things that we're seeing. 00:20 Yeah, so, so as you can see here behind Johnny this, this variety is, is, is really susceptible to sudden death syndrome and it set in, um, 00:28 this is a really, really, um, probably one of the worst cases I've seen this year. Um, and, and so you can see the variety of difference behind me just from a variety 00:36 standpoint. It's still present, um, in, in this, in this soybean, uh, variety here, not near as bad. So genetics play a big part of that. 00:45 So this is standard management, the opposite side of the road, same planter pass, but all we did was actually cut on our in forrow program, 00:52 which has a biological, biological consortia in there. So diseases like SS d s and soybeans and some of our crown rots in corn, we have not been able to control those to an acceptable, 01:03 acceptable level with fungicides or synthetic chemistries, but we seem to be getting a little bit better control where we actually pair up 01:10 a biological consortia with this. Uh, also I'm gonna grab a few, uh, uh, terminals I these plants and carry to the other side. 01:17 So we can actually make a comparison when we get there about the high intensive management side as well, 01:21 just randomly grabbing a couple of terminals I these plants. Um, and so now on this side of the turn row, 01:30 you can still see in the super susceptible variety. You've still got spots out there, but we delayed infection by what would y'all guess? Two to three weeks? 01:40 Absolutely. Um, and, and I would say that that's probably gonna translate into yield. Uh, and then on the susceptible or not susceptible variety, 01:47 I don't even know that I see any, I mean very, very, very minimal effect over here. And, and I do contribute or attribute this reduction strictly to that biological 01:57 consortia, uh, with some tro derma species in there. Um, and so then I was gonna grab a couple of terminals over here. Uh, 02:04 so in my left hand is the, Johnny, you wanna hold these for me? This is from the standard management piece. 02:11 We've had really good growing conditions this year. Um, but, but just from an intensive management thing, 02:16 one of the things I'm seeing is you can actually see some one and two beam pods in this terminal actually aborted seed in, in certain parts, 02:24 aborted seed in that one. Whereas I have not looked here, but I see three and four bean pods and the terminals, uh, I don't see, 02:32 I, I see one two bean pod there. Um, but overall that's the kind of thing we're after. Um, yeah, we, a lot of people tend to uh, 02:42 not associate like single seed additions or single seed losses, uh, to soybean yield. But the reality is if you add one pod per plant, 02:51 which is a total of three seed, that's two bushels per acre on average at a 120, 130,000, uh, final seed stand. 02:58 So it's little bitty changes like that that can actually add up. And then over here, 03:02 this is from the high management with it's got the s d s present in it, but you can see the pods are filling out. 03:08 You got several three and four bean pods you flip over here to where the s d s is so high. Yeah, look 03:12 At the one Bean. It's one bean, maybe two bean and they're almost shriveled up and it's the same bean. Just difference in management from one side of the turn road to the next 03:19 E even even down several nodes. Yeah, you still got two bean pods. There's a lot of things going on. 03:23 And the s d s on this side has really just started showing up. It was showing up present in the, uh, just standard practice three weeks ago, 03:30 three weeks ago. And it's just really starting to flare up here. But the beans are gonna be substantially better just because of the management. 03:35 Yeah. Okay. So we, we grabbed a couple of plants from out in the field and, and Johnny, I'll let you comment. As a farmer, 03:40 what do you see when you look at this? You can definitely see a higher PO load for sure. Yeah, you got several more lateral branching going on on this plant here. 03:47 Thicker stems, it's everything about this plant's a lot more healthy. Yeah, I would say they're probably fuller. The pods are actually fuller. Um, but it, 03:55 a lot of times when we use, uh, in season management we do, some of our early foliar passes are to force branching, uh, 04:01 a little bit later maybe to actually set more fruit per node. Uh, you can see right here in the middle of this plant, this is very common to see. 04:08 We actually have a stress event that had happened right here and you don't see it near as much. So in the treated side. Um, and like I said, 04:16 we we more two beam pods, one beam pods within, uh, there's a two be I know had seen one, but overall less fruit load, uh, further along, 04:25 probably healthier STEM diameter's always gonna be improved with this tight management too. And that's something that we really go after. 04:29 You got at least four, four pods on each node. On this one here, you're probably pushing three at 04:34 Best. Yeah. Another thing I've seen this year is the frequency of four bean pods. We're getting some counts where we're getting on average 3.2 C per pod 04:42 across a plant because of the number of four beans. And that's unusual for us. I see one four bean pod on this plant. Uh, like I said, several twos. Uh, 04:50 Johnny on yours there's a four b****r. Uh, I think I see saw two or three. One or three, yeah. One to two, three. Yeah. So, 04:58 so actually five or six on that plant. And again, small incremental changes in just the seed on the plant can have huge impacts when you average 130,000 plants out there.

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