Crop-Tech

Home/Crop Tech

About Crop Tech

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Crop Tech has created 309 blog entries.

Boots In The Field Report July 29, 2021

By |July 29th, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|

In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken Ferrie covers: Field day recap, increase in beetle pressure, why fields are turning yellow at pollination, delays in getting air planes and what are other spraying options, how the haze/smoke from last week has affected the crops and what he is seeing for [...]

Evaluating the Pollination Window

By |July 27th, 2021|Categories: Agronomic Minute|Tags: |

Evaluating how a field pollinated now can help answer the question of where the yield went at harvest. You can identify a lack of pollination now due to missing the nick, lack of dry weather, or insect damage as the root of yield loss that will be harder to diagnose later in the [...]

Boots In The Field Report July 16, 2021

By |July 16th, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|

In this week’s Boot’s in The Field Report Ken covers why wet weather has hampered pollination and what pests to be on the lookout for. He also warns if growers are having to spray for rootworm beetles now, they need to note the current treatment plan didn’t work to manage the larvae [...]

Boots In The Field Report July 2, 2021

By |July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|

Ken covers what the massive amounts of rain in central IL means for growers and what to be on the lookout for. He uses the experiences in 2015 to give guidelines for how long the crops can survive underwater and in standing water, mapping out gulley’s while still visible, and warns about [...]

Boots In The Field Report June 25, 2021

By |June 25th, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|

In this week’s Boots in The Field Report Ken covers the prognosis for the corn that got blown down and beans that got hailed on in last weekend’s weather and what things to consider with the wet front moving in. While the rain should help stalled out beans and is a better [...]

Pre-Solstice Flowering-Why It Matters

By |June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Planting beans early to encourage pre-solstice flowering is focusing on adding more pods at the base of the plant. The pods need to be ½ inch or longer in length to make them more stable before the rows close to be able to hang onto those pods. Adding 2 pods per plant can [...]

Go to Top