24 Jul 233 min 20 sec

Temple looks at the night and day difference between 2 fields with very different amounts of residue.

00:00 So here's a real different video for you. So we've been talking about the systematics approach. You know, we've been preaching it all year long. We've been preaching stress mitigation, 00:09 we've been preaching all these things. Well, we gotta get it up out of the ground right first, right? So we're gonna go all the way back. So last year when this, 00:18 this farm was in wheat, and this farm, this field on this side was, uh, a field that we put re cycle on. Um, you know, it's basically a residue eater. 00:28 I actually sprayed it on after we got done cutting the wheat to try to get rid of some of that straw. This side over here. 00:35 This did not have re cycle on it and it had nothing on it. We just treated it normal. Now we strip till all of our corn ground. Um, 00:44 and then, uh, that's what we kind of do to set up the, the, the bed. But let's go back to harvest. 00:49 After we harvested the soybeans that we planted as a double crop last year, we went in here and we hit this one time with a turbo tail on 00:59 that side, you know, to try to help break that residue down a little bit more. This side we did not, um, at all. 01:07 So there's a pretty distinctive difference between these two fields. You know, this one's kind of all up and down, you know, there's some spacing issues. 01:17 This side, I don't really have any issues. So let me show you, uh, what the ground looks like. 01:25 So I'm out here in the field on the side where we put the res cycle, you know, the residue, um, thing. So look at this gram, 01:34 there's some residue down there. It's broken up, you know, look down the row. My spacing's pretty good. Um, this is dry land corn. 01:43 Nothing fancy or anything like that. This was just hit one time with a strip-till and then we planted it. Now I'm gonna go over here to the other side and I'm gonna show you what it 01:51 looks like. I mean, look, corn oil looks even, you know, it's decent looking. Nothing fancy here. Now I'm gonna go to the other side. 02:00 So I'm on the other side where no res cycle, no residue eaters, no nothing has been planted. And I didn't hit it with a vertical tillage tool, 02:09 um, at all. Like, it's just, it's just pure that. So look down here, all the residues still there. It's up and down the row. Spacing is okay, 02:20 but we've got some spindler plants. We've got a little bit of issues. Um, it's just, it's a night and day difference between these two fields. I mean, 02:30 you look at this one, I mean, it's kind of up and down and kind of carried. It just, it just doesn't look right to me. 02:37 But then you look across there to that other field, you know, you don't see any of that over there. 02:43 It's an amazing difference between the two fields. And it just goes back to showing you that it is a systematic approach and we need to get this fodder. And this, you know, I call it trash. Not really trash, 02:54 just residue. We're trying to do a good job of breaking it down. We're Trying to be regenerative agriculture, so being regenerative agriculture, 03:02 we're going to get all that over back in the ground and use it up for next year. This is just kind of one more tool, one more thing that we're seeing. 03:11 This really talks to sustainable agriculture and regenerative farming.

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