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Boots In The Field Report November 19, 2021

By |November 19th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken answers a question that came in during Session 1 of Beyond the Basics. While soil tests can not detect if a disease is present in the field, it can give indicators to how the field will handle disease pressure. Healthy plants handle stress [...]

Boots In The Field Report November 11, 2021

By |November 11th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken Ferrie warns about making sure the anhydrous is sealing as it is too expensive to let gas off. He reports that some strip-till growers are struggling to get good strips in current weather conditions and advises that they might have to move to [...]

Boots In The Field Report November 5, 2021

By |November 5th, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|

As planting season fast approaches, Ken tackles a question he has gotten a lot this winter: Is my current nitrogen management program adequately address the carbon penalty. Ken also discuss the ever present debate of what the best source of nitrogen is. He works through the questions that can bring you to [...]

Uneven Pollination Creates Fins at Harvest

By |November 1st, 2021|Categories: Agronomic Minute|

Ken Ferrie explains in this Agronomic Minute why growers are seeing more white “fins” left on the cob after harvest. Due to the wet weather, a lot of hybrids in Illinois were under stress during their pollination window causing uneven pollination and the abortion of some of the later pollinated kernels. [...]

Boots In The Field Report October 28, 2021

By |October 28th, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|

After the 2-5 inches of rain Ken recommends using the floatation of your harvest equipment wisely to reduce compaction and reminds growers to keep records of the fields that are getting rutted up to make a plan to fix after harvest. In this week’s Boots In The Field Report he also advises [...]

Boots In The Field Report October 19, 2021

By |October 19th, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|Tags: , , , |

In this Boots in The Field Report Ken Ferrie covers multiple adjustments growers can make to their combine settings to reduce the record amount of harvest loss happening this year. He also advises growers to calculate in bushels what it cost to apply for removal of phosphorus and potash. The grain leaving [...]

Set Combine Settings Per Hybrid in 2021

By |October 15th, 2021|Categories: Agronomic Minute|

Harvest loss is a double whammy. It is volunteer corn next year that you have to kill and it is $5 corn you are leaving in the field this year. In this #AgronomicMinute Ken Ferrie gives a couple of tips to help reduce what is getting left in the field and reminds you to check [...]

Boots In The Field Report October 13, 2021

By |October 13th, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|

In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken Ferrie talks with Matt Duesterhaus, a Crop-Tech Consulting regional agronomist, in Quincy, IL to see how the harvest is going. Matt points out that planting date/ear count, nitrogen management, and disease management are areas that are standing out as yields roll in. He [...]

Boots In The Field Report October 7, 2021

By |October 7th, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|

Description for when you get to it: In this Boots In The Field Report Ken Ferrie covers calls coming in from OH, WI, and IA about yields, moisture, and how much is left to harvest. Much of the Midwest is coming out fairly low in percent of moisture, which could help reduce [...]

Taking Every Bushel to the Bin Requires Decisions Based On Numbers not Emotions

By |October 6th, 2021|Categories: Agronomic Minute|

Make decisions based on numbers and not emotions. If you know what harvesting in both directions is really costing you, specific to your field this year and your equipment, it can help you evaluate that the hassle of combining one way for this field, this year, is worth it.

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