Join Greg Kneubuhler, agronomist and owner of G&K Concepts, and Jason McCue, sales manager at Ag Solutions Inc., in exploring the benefits of gypsum and methods for management in their recent webinar. The webinar explores gypsum’s aid in increased water infiltration, reduction in soil and nutrient losses, crusting the soil surface, replacement of sulfur and more! Watch the webinar for free here.
Finding enough willpower and time to grid or zone manage your field can be overwhelming, yet, it is imperative to track inputs, yield, soil data and more in order to maximize your yield. Luckily, there are a lot of products to help you in this process. Here’s a list of some of the products out there that are getting positive reviews!
Eric and Megan Wallendal from Wallendal Supply in Grand Marsh, Wisconsin talk about why drones (UAVS) are important to their 3,200 acre farm. The Wallendal’s use their UAVS to look at: stand count, herbicide/weed/disease/pest pressures, and nutrient deficiencies that affect plant and field health. The farm also utilizes a VRT irrigation system which the UAVS verifies by analyzing the irrigation prescriptions, for example, if too much water or not enough water is applied on certain areas of the field. Watch the Wallendal’s video to get more information on the benefits of drones in combating nutrient deficiencies.
Farmer Jeff Reints from Shell Rock, Iowa has researched the advantages and disadvantages of banding versus broadcast fertilizer applications, and continues to find significant results. Reints found banding fertilizer in an 8x5in deep strip within strip-tilled farms reduced fertilizer application by 25%, a savings of $18 per acre compared to broadcast fertilizer. Reints also found fertilizer concentrations were higher than 10.5 grams per square foot. Both the reduction in application and higher concentration of fertilizers has led Reints to estimate an annual savings of $20,000 with banded application in strip-till versus broadcast applications in conventionally tilled farms. Reints’ own farm continues to yield 10% above the county average for corn, and he has the highest actual production history (APH) numbers in the county as well. Read the full article for more information!