In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken talks about how to evaluate if you need to treat your beans, why early season scouting reports have value now, and he warns growers not to throw hybrids out of their line-up for next year just because of a disappointing yield in 2020. [...]
In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken encourages growers to make use of the dry fall weather for field work, but warns it could create issues for applying anhydrous. He also list options for taking care of the increased weed seed from major weed escapes this year that can haunt [...]
In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken sits down with Matt Duesterhaus, Crop-Tech Consulting research agronomist in Quincy, IL, to talk over how the season went in his area and some of the preliminary plot results.
In this week’s podcast Ken covers the crop report, adjusting for header loss and dives deep on results coming in from the Fixed/Flexed plots. He shares the consensus locally is that the crop looked bigger from the combine than it did in the elevator and reminds growers doing vertical tillage that they [...]
In this week's Boots in The Field Report Ken covers yield reports, including 245 bu June corn, as well as some interesting bean plot results. He also warns about watching stalk quality and increased header loss in the dry areas.
When your yield isn't where you expected it to be, take time now to figure out why. Easier to find answers now than trying to figure it out from a yield map this winter. It helps grow your crews knowledge and strengthens an operation.
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken covers how yield and moisture are swinging within a single field in the drought stricken areas. He also describes the ideal "photo finish" we are shooting for in corn, recommends growers check harvest lost in every field, advises when to use a harvest [...]
In this week's Boots in The Field Report Ken recaps what he saw during farm visit for growers in the path of the derecho, how to tell the difference between southern rust and common rust, why it is important to know whether it is northern leaf blight or Goss's wilt in your [...]
In this week’s Boots in The Field Report Ken covers Bean Leaf Beetle and Aphids, reasons for dropped or tipped down ears, the importance of starting to make your harvest order now, and what you need to consider when making decisions about weed escapes for this year. [...]
In this week's Boots in The Field Report Ken covers the status of crops across the state and what to be on the lookout for as the season heads towards the finish line. He also reminds growers of the importance of getting out into the fields and knowing their ear count. [...]