Soybean Harvest 2018 | Southeast Missouri

Soybean Harvest 2018 | Southeast Missouri


I’m blessed to farm in
southeast Missouri. In this growing region,
if it’s a plant, we can make a crop with it. My farming operation
consists of about 500 acres of cotton, 1,000 acres of rice,
and 1,500 acres of soybeans. This is the second year in a row
that I’ve had Xtend beans, and the yields are,
from what I’m seeing, as good or better than
they were in ’17 and we set a lot
of records in ’17. And everybody that I know and
talk to is in the same boat; they’re our best beans, and have
been for the last couple years. A good, clean crop rolls
into a good harvest, it’s, you know, good yields. If you’ve got weeds
all over the place, you’re not gonna make that, you’re not gonna
have those yields because you’re gonna have the weeds are robbing
all the nutrients, and the sunlight, and the water. Especially in a dry year,
you’ve got to focus on all that, and every weed that you have
out there is a detriment to the cash crop that
you’re trying to produce. Oh, our number one weed enemy’s
the pigweed; no question, hands down. It’s the hardest one to control, the most devastating to your crop
and your bottom line. It’ll choke a crop plumb out. Anytime that you can’t
control a weed, you just add
to your seed bank, and it just keeps getting worse,
and worse, and worse, and we were in that situation
before XtendiMax came out. With the XtendiMax, we’ve been
able to knock them back, and get a big level of control back on them. The dicamba’s been
a lifesaver for us, I mean in cotton and
soybeans it’s just been, we’re able to control what
we couldn’t control before.