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A Better Way to Farm Podcast

Sep 13, 2021

The A Better Way to Farm team is always on the lookout to providing you with tons of information that you can learn to implement into your farm and go forward to further increase those yields with each farm season.



This weekโ€™s episode is full of eye-opening insights on the one essential process that most farmers discount, the soil test. Do you really have a true, good soil test by definition or have you been tricked by your dealer? Be ready to listen and learn again! Letโ€™s go right in and gain better ways to make our soil management skills better each time. Come on, tune in! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰



Episode 65 Highlights


  • 00:35 A load out sheet is not a soil test โ—โ—


  • 01:15 The #1 reason to soil test here รŸ


  • 02:10 In reality, what is good soil testing all about??


  • 02:46 Force majeure = screw the farmer ๐Ÿ‘Ž


  • 03:47 Rod shares why we want to do a soil test NOW โ€ฆ



  • 06:00 How about variable rates? Why do that? Listen here ๐Ÿ‘‚


  • 06:48 Is NPK your limiting factor? Or are there others?


  • 07:45 Remember, the longer you wait, the more expensive things are going to get ๐Ÿ‘Ž


  • 09:07 So, how do we do it now??


  • 09:38 Hereโ€™s what to expect when doing the soil test with us ๐Ÿ‘ˆ


  • 11:38 Boron is super important and a lot of people are not testing for it ๐Ÿ˜ฎ


  • 12:08 The relationship between P1 and P2 ๐Ÿ’ก


  • 12:59 And the relationship between K and mag โ“


  • 15:01 Now we go to Sulphur โ€ฆ


  • 15:45 Want to know the cool part of the program? Listen here รŸ


  • 17:05 ร  we're never going to save our way to a better yield, guysโ—


  • 17:55 Hear out why Rod loves what he does ๐Ÿ‘‚


  • 18:55 Remember, soil testing is critical in our farms ๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐ŸŒพ


  • 19:18 Our season has started in earnest ๐Ÿ‘Œ


  • 20:03 FACT ร  we need to figure out how to manage and mitigate risks โœ”


  • 20:53 Average recommendations = Average results


  • 21:43 Soil testing has never been more important ever ๐Ÿ’š


  • 23:10 Want to know more on this subject ร  call or text 6 4 1 9 1 9 1 2 0 6

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