Here you will find some of what we do to increase yields and maximize profit.
Every year we test several different varities to see which ones will yield the best on our farms.
Sometimes chemicals need to be applied by air to control insects or fungus.
Our yield monitor gathers data that we can analyze to find troublesome areas in the field that may need special attention.
When we dug up these three corn plants we could see that the plants that were root worm resistant had a much bigger root mass than the plants that had a soil applied insecticide. The plants that had no insecticide had the smallest root mass of them all.
By planting 20 - 25 hybrids side by side we can evaluate them for emergence, standability and yield.
Regular maintenance on modern equipment helps us to complete each operation in the field in a timely manner.
These are radishes that were planted three months ago. This is a test to see if they can break up soil compaction.
Some of the radishes that we planted are 12'' long when the freezing temperatures killed them.
We aded a "Drone" in 2014 to give us a view of our crops from above. It is coming in for a landing after taking some pictures from 300 feet above the ground.
We regularly send soil samples to a lab so we know just what nutrients we need to apply.