Your Soil is the Key to More Profit
We speak with the experts of the soil in this episode. Brody Benton with BW Fusion shares with us how micro-biologicals can work symbiotically with your crops to help increase your yields and profitability. We then visit again with Bodie Kitchel and he takes us to school on all things soil. Listen in to learn how we can get the farm row back to the condition of the fence row.
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What’s Working in AG – BW Fusion – Understanding Biologicals
Brody Benton. https://bw-fusion.com/contact-us/
- Biology + Fertility + Nutritionals + Monitoring = Better whole farm ROI (Farm4Profit)
- Think about you as a human. Your genes play a major role in your ability. However, if you put yourself in the right environment and maintain a proper diet you have a chance to increase your potential. Don’t forget a regular check-up!
- Spring products
- 401 Seed Treatment
- Why are these “Working in Ag” (Root mass, yield bump, cold germ)
- Fall Products
- BD Biocast
- What are they doing for you? (breaks down residue, machine wear)
- What is BW Fusion
- Joint effort of Bio-Dyne USA and Wells AG Supply
- Focus to bring new and unique products to the market to focus on fertility and plant nutrition
- Contact information and promotion
Main Topic – Understanding your soils
- Bodie Kitchel is the National Director of Agronomy at Biodyne-USA and is also the owner and Regional Business Director for Next Level Ag
- Starting in 2015, Next Level Ag has been testing soil and plant tissue samples, analyzing the results, and converting them into valuable information - all while keeping the farmer’s perspective at the forefront.
- We talked to Bodie during our what’s working in AG segment about Next Level Ag and how their process of monitoring a crop and treating it like an investment is important. Today we are going to pick his brain about making sure we maximize the potential of our available farm ground and the crop we plant. Then make sure we feed that potential
- Realistically today, talking corn and soybeans, what is the true potential of the hybrids we have access to for yield?
- Why is it important to take a systems approach to managing your crop?
- When you meet a new customer for the first time….where do you start with them?
- Let’s start with the soil first…why is microbial diversity important?
- Why aren’t there more farmers paying attention to the microbes in their soils?
- Explain the underwear test
- So, say we take soil tests and aren’t happy with the way they look. Of course, we understand them because we worked with Next Level Ag and your education and way of explaining them made it clear…….What are some steps we can take to start correcting this?
- How do you use WEOC (Water extractable organic carbon) figures to proceed?
- Should we do whole fields or leave check strips?
- How do mixing biologicals like what Brody talked about with BW Fusion help with this?
- How do we bust the myth or hesitation with the many biologicals on the market and the often referred to snake oil, foofoo juice, mouse milk, monkey juice, special sauce, etc..
- What should we look out for when approached by a sales person selling these products? (proof, testing, openness)
- Famous tiktok about taking yields to the banker adding all the +3-5 bushels/ac
- Ok, so we’ve started to take care of our soil and have the crop planted. What can we do in season to help boost the potential of our crop?
- How often and what does it cost?
- Potential unlocked, how do we feed this potential?
- How do we know we are maximizing the potential?
- 365 plug
- Understanding the why behind the what
- We’ve fed the crop, reached the most potential we could get. Now what can we do after harvest to begin for next year?
- What are some things commonly done in farming that aren’t good combinations?
- Spreading p&k and lime in the fall like Hillebo, etc…
- Any additional advice for the listeners?
- Out of the farmers you work with. What do the most successful farmers all have in common?
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