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When it comes to soil fertility, there are a lot of voices out there telling growers how to manage their soil. Academia, government bodies, industry experts and manufacturers. SOIL TALK is going to unify all of that knowledge to provide some clarity and understanding. Most growers don’t have time to dedicate to days of training at educational meetings, so we put together a podcast, where you can join the conversation from the tractor, pickup, office or wherever you may be. If you are listening on Apple Podcasts, don't forget to click the SUBSCRIBE button to make sure you are notified when a new episode is released. On Spotify, click the FOLLOW button, and on SoundCloud click the LIKE button. Want to be the first to listen? Click here to sign up for our Agronomy Email list today.
 

          

TIM MUNDORF

SOIL TALK host is the Nutrient Management Lead at CVA, helping crop and livestock producers better manage manure nutrients and soil fertility while limiting environmental concerns. His goal is to make sure that livestock manure is treated as a fertilizer source & is used responsibly by CVA customers as part of an overall fertility program aimed at maximizing both crop yield and profitability.

MICK GOEDEKEN

SOIL TALK host is the ACS Innovation Agronomist at CVA. Mick works on the ACS Research Trials and the Innovation Sites while supporting Agronomy Sales and ACS Sales. Mick received his Masters in Plant and Soil Sciences from Oklahoma State University. His goal is to provided growers with accurate and beneficial information to help assist them in maximizing their yields and return on investment on every acre of their operation. 



EPISODE 40 | Joe Sisco with Midwest Labs joins Tim and Mick to discuss the process that takes place at the lab once a soil sample is received.



EPISODE 39 | Orthman’s pioneering work in row crop cultivators opened the way to the company’s biggest triumph the remarkable 1tRIPr strip-tillage system in 2001. On SOIL TALK Tim and Mick discuss how Orthman can bring innovative ideas to your operation.



EPISODE 38 | Central Valley Ag welcomes Aaron Sindelar to the Soil Talk Podcast. Aaron is the new CVA Conservation Agronomist and on this podcast, he discusses how growers can be more environmentally sustainable.



EPISODE 37 | As the 2020 harvest continues, Tim and Mick review what you might be seeing in yield data from your 2020 program. They also chat about what a grower could start implementing now to prepare for the 2021 planting season. What can you be applying now to prepare for the future?




EPISODE 36 | Tim and Mick continue the conversation with Dennis Reinke, Fields Sales Agronomist in Sioux City, on the benefits and goals a grower has in starting a cover crop program. For more information on this topic, reach out to your Field Sales Agronomist.


EPISODE 35 | This week Tim and Mick bring in Dennis Reinke, Fields Sales Agronomist in Sioux City, to discuss the benefits and goals a grower should have in starting a cover crop program. For more information on this topic, reach out to your Field Sales Agronomist.




EPISODE 34 | Jason Krebs, Field Sales Agronomist with CVA, joins Tim Mundorf to discuss the future opportunity of growing hemp for CBD, CBG, and Fiber purpose. Listen Now to learn how you can become a Hemp Producer and how CVA can help you along the way!



EPISODE 33 | Glen Howell, Technical Sales Agronomist from Calcium Products joins Tim to talk about S04, Calcium Sulfate (Gypsum). Learn how this can play a diverse role in your operation and yields!

 
EPISODE 32 | Glen Howell, with Calcium Products, joins Tim Mundorf to discuss the different types of liming and the right time and scenario to use ag limestone and pelleted limestone.

 
EPISODE 31 | Glen Franzluebbers sits down with Tim and Mick to discuss the History of Ag Technology, and the difference it can make in your operation!

 
EPISODE 30 | Tim and Mick sit down with Curt Woolfolk with Mosaic to discuss potassium production and how the relationship between CVA and Mosaic is a benefit to our producers.



EPISODE 29 | Tim and Mick sit down with Curt Woolfolk with Mosaic to discuss the production of phosphate and how it is a benefit to our producers.
 
 
 
EPISODE 28 | Jason Weller with Truterra joins SOIL TALK to discuss the benefits of Truterra and how growers can start to define their own sustainability on the farm.

 
EPISODE 27 | Jason Weller with Truterra joins SOIL TALK to discuss the benefits of Truterra and how growers can start to define their own sustainability on the farm.



EPISODE 26 | The results are in, and your host and cohost are here to discuss the fertility test results from the 2019 Innovation Plots. Miss the 2019 ACS Innovation Series? No worries. Listen to Episode 12 to hear what products were tested and Tim and Mick's thoughts on the products. 



EPISODE 25 | Tim and Mick talk about CVA’s entry into organic crop production and how they look at managing soil fertility in an organic environment.



EPISODE 24 | This week on SOIL TALK Keith Byerly with the Soil Health Partnership is back with us to discuss more on Soil Health. Listen to Part 2 of this Series on what research is taking place for Soil Health.



EPISODE 23 | This week on SOIL TALK we bring in a special guest. Keith Byerly with the Soil Health Partnership, is here to discuss the new things buzzing in the ag industry when it comes to Soil Health. Listen to this Part 1 Series to learn what research is taking place for Soil Health. 



EPISODE 22 | This week on SOIL TALK, we will discuss the things that growers can do when pursuing high yields. Listen here to find out what Tim and Mick discuss with growers to achieve those yields



EPISODE 21 | Over the last few weeks, we have covered our thoughts on nutrients in general. This week we talk about what you need to apply in-season to enhance your overall fertility. If you are interested in creating a fertility plan, please contact your local Field Sales Agronomist.



EPISODE 20 | On this week's episode, as we continue the discussion on prioritizing nutrients and what nutrients they see having an impact in your fields.



EPISODE 19 | Tim and Mick discuss their experience of working with laboratory data and the science and the art of using the data. They will also talk about their thoughts on the different lab tests, and how they prioritize the nutrients.  



2019 Recap | Mick Goedeken brings in Alex Obermier, ACS Crop Consultant, to recap the year 2019. They will discuss what went wrong, what went right, what worked, and the things they saw in fields that prevented growers from reaching those top-end yields. Stay tuned to following episodes on ways that you can maximize yields for the year 2020!



EPISODE 18 | Tim and Mick sit down with Chris Reimers with Settje Agri-Engineering to discuss integrating livestock manure into an overall fertility plan.  How can you assess manure nutrients?  How do you go about supplementing manure with commercial fertilizer to balance out your fertility program?  We sit down to answer these questions and more.   



EPISODE 17 | Mick and Tim sit down with Marie Krausnick and Dan Leininger for a Part 2 episode on how CVA and the NRD are playing roles in managing nitrate levels.  Learn what the NRD has discovered and how you can play a role in managing nitrate levels. 



EPISODE 16 | Mick and Tim sit down with Marie Krausnick and Dan Leininger with the Upper Big Blue Natural Resource District to talk CVA and the NRD’s roles in maximizing nitrogen use efficiency.  They discuss their approaches to minimize nitrate leaching loss and we discuss using cover crops, nitrification inhibitors and split application of N to maximize the N we can get into our crops while minimizing what we lose into our groundwater.



EPISODE 15 | Last week on SOIL TALK, we talked about Grid Sampling and the impact that can make on your fields. This week we are going to turn the tables and discuss the information you could be receiving through Zone Sampling! Get in contact with your Field Sales Agronomist to see how this can be a benefit to your operation!



EPISODE 14 | It all comes back to the basics. With precision ag we look at a lot of information but that basic building block is still a solid grid sample, that is full of information about the land you grow.



EPISODE 13 | On this Episode of SOIL TALK, we are taking a more in-depth look into Starter Fertilizer. How to apply it, and which products make sense for the benefit of a small plant while protecting germination and plant establishment. What nutrients should we consider in a starter fertilizer?   Does it make sense to apply starters in furrow or is some other placement option a better choice?  



EPISODE 12 | Did you miss the ACS Innovation Series? Do you want more information on the products we tested and what we recommend? Then this is the episode for you! SOIL TALK takes you through the Innovation Series and explains what we are seeing in the plots.



EPISODE 11 | Throughout the past 10 episodes of SOIL TALK, we have discussed individual nutrients, different fertility programs, and how we make our recommendations. Now we have the opportunity to apply these topics at our ACS Innovation Series. On this episode, we will talk about soil fertility and how we see it in the individual plots. Stay tuned to learn more!




EPISODE 10 | Now on SOIL TALK, we are going to get into micronutrients on their own. Everyone tends to throw everything under one umbrella, but we have a priority list of what we like to see in corn and beans. Stay tuned to learn more! 



EPISODE 9 | This time on SOIL TALK, we are going to go to the other side of pH and talk about low pH with our guest Mick Goedeken, Innovation Specialist with Central Valley Ag. We will discuss what low pH is and how we recommend to correct it for the short term and long term goals on your farm.



EPISODE 8 | In this episode, the discussion is all about pH, and its importance in the grand scheme of things. pH can be misunderstood because it's not a nutrient. However, it impacts so many, if not all, of the other nutrients. Listen to learn more about how pH affects your crops.



EPISODE 7 | In this episode the discussion revolves around plant tissue sampling, and how it can have an impact on your farming operation. Tim and guest Mick Goedeken, CVA Innovation Specialist, also talk about foliar fertilizer and how it can have an effect on your yields this year.



EPISODE 6 | In this episode Keith & Tim are joined by Neil Schumacher to discuss Sulfur. Why do we care about Sulfur now? Sulfur was largely ignored for years, but that is no longer the case.



EPISODE 5 | If there is a nutrient that we need to continue learning about, it’s Potassium. Join us to get to talk about the challenges that come with K.




EPISODE 4 | Today we switch gears and talk about phosphorus. Phosphorus is an entirely different animal from nitrogen. The way we apply it, the forms, the timing and ability to build our levels to rely on it to feed our crop. So, let’s dig into our recommendations and how we handle P.



EPISODE 3 | We discuss split application and the things we are doing to be more efficient with our nitrogen application, inhibitors and the models that exist to help us make decisions on the rate.



SPECIAL FLOOD EPISODE | We discuss some of the after-effects of the flooding that covered quite a bit of CVA's territory. We have fields that have been underwater for several days or weeks. We have fields that had a high velocity of water run across them for a short duration. We have erosion. We have deposits of silt and residue. Growers will face many challenges in the coming season as a result.



EPISODE 2 | It's time to discuss the nitrogen equation and specifically get into the various parts of it and why there is such a difference in dialogue between the different entities like states, farmers, and agronomist when we talk about the nitrogen equation.



EPISODE 1 | We will begin our conversation on nutrients and classifying them in order of importance and then we will dive into nitrogen. We will go over how we categorize the importance of the nutrients and if that importance or categorization lines up with the budget on the field and on the farm.



INTRODUCTION EPISODE | In this introduction episode get to know more about Keith and Tim, and find out what to expect throughout the SOIL TALK podcast series.
 

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