The Right Stuff at the Right Time In The Right Place
7 Apr 236 min 5 sec

Kevin talks with Stephanie from AgroLiquid about how he plans to take the information from the last few years and focus on overcoming those limiting factors that have traditionally held his crop back.

00:00 We're talking to Kevin Matthews about the practices that he is using on his farm this year in conjunction with the 00:06 lab. He's doing with an aggro liquid. We got Stephanie's. Delico. She's the leading dramas for agile liquid. Obviously, Kevin Matthews are extreme 00:12 mad guy. What are you doing? But we're gonna have a corn and soybeans. We've got this Farm's no-till. So we got a barley cover crop. We'll 00:21 be you know, killing terminate that cover crop out here since I get home finish dry enough, then we will we should point out from the timing standpoint. We're recording this in the 00:30 second week of March. So but there we can March you're gonna be terminating the cover crop that's on this lab. Yeah. Love this week, 00:37 right I had to stay here right learn more here spray this cover crop off and then you're starting to think about what a week or two. But before we can plant yeah, I 00:46 mean we're looking at a real hot July August. So we're gonna try to get it in as quick as possible. We'll have corn and so it means move we'll find them both at the same time and we'll 00:55 be running a in forever and a store to Starter program and that'll be agler liquid which is main focus and then we'll also run 01:05 some stuff through the drip because this Farm's got dripped irrigation. Okay, Stephanie, he's going into no-tilling into 01:11 cover crop. First off. Is there any special conditions or special practices that that you know involves to make that work so really 01:20 know nothing really specifically different but that same Foundation look at a good soil test and figure out where those missing 01:26 links are in apply that nutrition according to that. So no till we know some nutrients tie up they may be stratified a little bit. So we just take all that into account and making that 01:35 recommendation doing an inferral in a two by two helps with that govern the extreme man guys talk a lot about putting the right stuff the right 01:41 place the right time you're going into something where there's father as opposed to if you told this field is there right is there is there 01:47 a harder challenge to get the right stuff the right place in the furrow and the two by two when you're going into debris. Well, the 01:53 equipment we have today is it's really not and that's one thing, you know agriculture work with you. They 01:59 you buy that equipment to get that machine to do a good job and put that fertilizer work needs to go. We have wrote Martindale Road cleaners and they will clean that row 02:08 out in front of the planter. We did not have them on their last two. We had cultures were taking the culture off. We're running just a 02:14 road cleaner this time and we'll be planting in a good clean seed bed, even though there'll be a lot of rescue there. 02:20 The person that's watching. This is not always the same you do something like 20 inch rows or something. So early to use 22s on 02:26 both soybeans is 20 actually 20 is at 20s on soybeans 22 zone cornbread. And why is that work where you are? And why is that 02:35 that's a different thing from where there's a knife from? Yeah. Well so our 22 inch corn when we 02:41 was on 20 inch corn. We had a 22 inch tram Row for our sprayer and then we went to go all liquid. We needed a frame it could tote that much weight plus the tracker 02:50 and the DB planner provided that opportunity for us and it came in our 22 inch configuration. We already got 22 inch Ramos. So why change it we got 02:59 a full foot water planter? We rolled with it. We kept our 20 inch planter to plant soybeans with first time. I 03:05 met you Stephanie's lingo was at Kevin Matthews field day and two years ago. We talked about what you're 03:11 seeking out. What information you wanted to find out. That was then this is now what do you want to 03:17 find out Kevin's last? Now we just want to fine-tune that so we got a lot of general information those first couple of years. Now. We're taking 03:26 the best of the best figuring out where we can get that best return on dollars then what do you hope to find out? What 03:32 do you want to see? You're not you're not doing this for the fun of it you're doing it because you want to actually learn something. Well, we won't make 03:38 money we want a good Roi but the key ingredient here is we've looked at our saltest over the last couple years. We've identified limits in factors, and I'm 03:47 not a soil scientist and and I'm not in a drawn myself. I've learned a lot as you know from from us. So I get Stephanie she reviews and 03:56 then instead of having a gazillion different products that throw in in a doctor and make sure it's gonna be compatible. They actually 04:05 mix it for me they come down and in their present we need to make sure we're doing it exactly right. So then they can recommend it to other Growers because they're their 04:14 first hand in the field and they know this product is going to work and if it don't work, they know it first. 04:20 'cause that's the goal was finding out what works not everything does work but it all starts with that soil test and we're 04:26 planting I think Stephanie started working on our stuff back in November December, but you're gonna put their products in that time of planting. What's the fertility 04:35 practice after time of planning? Because you know, that's that's done by April you'll be done with that. Then what well on 04:41 this Farm, we also have poultry letters. So that's figured into equation. She knows that and the end. We 04:47 will Top dress the corn with nitrogen and we'll have sulfur in that product. Then we'll go right then. We'll go 04:57 ride it pollination just prior to that V16 and we'll probably put a foliar out to get ready so we can get a real good safe pollination and a good yearly. Those 05:07 are nerves already determine. We just got to save those kernels that's about three three treatments after time and planning that's on corn. That's right soybeans. We 05:16 will actually do a few foliar treatments. Last year, we run a capitalized product and some liberate calcium to try to you know, protect that branch 05:26 in those branches from breaking off then we'll also with our net FM drip. We will be injecting some of their products through the metafem drip as well. Every Year's different 05:35 thing you excited about this Stephanie. You still get excited about a laugh. I'm always excited about a labial we can always learn something new. That's why we're here 05:44 to help me crops better and help Growers be more successful. That's why we're all here. She's definitely going around liquid. He's 05:50 coming Matthews our extreme man guy in North Carolina. I'm Damian Mason stay tuned and we'll keep you posted on all the things we learn 05:56 at Kevin Matthews farm that is lab in conjunction with Agra liquid.

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