With the window for planting getting tight, Ken Ferrie covers what farmers can do to get off to a good start even in challenging conditions. We can't control the weather but that means paying special attention to what we can control is even more important
Are You Ready? Ken Ferrie walks through how to tell if a field is ready to plant and how to move forward, aware of the consequences, when you have to push marginal conditions.
Once farmers get this crop in the ground, they will have to use all of their resources to hang onto their yield all the way to the finish line. Ken Ferrie talks about #plant19 and how later planting affects the need for starter and insecticide in this week's Boots In The Field [...]
When is it time to start thinking about changing maturities? Ken Ferrie takes an in-depth look at the numbers behind making changes to what day hybrid you plant and the season long implications this decision will have. Ken helps to remove some of the emotion and stress of passing calendar days with [...]
When is it time to start thinking about changing maturities? Ken takes an in-depth look at the numbers behind making changes to what day hybrid you plant and the season long implications this decision will have. Ken helps to remove some of the emotion and stress of passing calendar days with a focus on [...]
Ken talks weather delays and the importance of not letting your fertilizer plans delay your planting window in this week's Boots In The Field Report. He also covers what to look for in compaction culprits and which environments need to wait and which ones can move ahead. [...]
This week's Boots In The Field Report is all about planter set-up. Working from the front to the back, where to check for issues before you head to the field.
Ken covers what he has been seeing this week as he drives fields with farmers. This week's report covers: filling in ruts, anhydrous application train-wrecks, wheel track compaction, and plan adjustments based on the weather pattern.
This week on the Boots In The Field Report Ken covers what questions to consider when trying to reduce your pesticide bills. The area outlined in black, received the excessive rain in 2015 and saw a reduction in root worm resistance. The area outlined in yellow did not receive [...]
In response to the large number of questions coming in this week on this very topic, Ken talks about options for fixing ruts and erosion in no till and reduced till environments.