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Boots In The Field Report May 22, 2024

By |May 22nd, 2024|Categories: Boots In The Field|

Planting is nearing a close for most operations, but the jobs of the pest scout are just getting rolling. Ken covers what they should be on the lookout for in this week’s Boots In The Field Report. Scouts should be evaluating corn fields for crusting issues and dust storm damage and soybeans [...]

Boots In The Field Report May 9, 2024

By |May 9th, 2024|Categories: Boots In The Field|

Ken Ferrie walks through considerations for planting strategies for this time of year and field moisture conditions in this week’s Boots In The Field Report. Since the window for pre-solstice flowering has passed, focus for planting switches to getting the corn in the ground. Areas that have bathtub rings might need a [...]

Boots In The Field Report April 30, 2024

By |April 30th, 2024|Categories: Boots In The Field|

How well or long seeds will survive underwater depends on many factors including hybrid/variety type, seed quality, how far along the crop is, and temperature. In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken Ferrie walks through steps to take as fields dry out including using drones/scouting to figure out how much [...]

Boots In The Field Report April 24, 2024

By |April 24th, 2024|Categories: Boots In The Field|

After Thursday morning’s frost warning is through most of Central IL will be moving to a green light for planting corn and will hold most likely till the end of planting. Green light is in regards to temperature, if field moisture is too high, then growers have to wait for that to [...]

Boots In The Field Report March 27, 2024

By |March 27th, 2024|Categories: Boots In The Field|

As growers start to roll on planting early beans, Ken Ferrie walks through considerations for deciding when the right time for your operation is. Planting beans in March doesn’t show a large yield advantage over waiting to plant the first week in April but can provide some advantages for operations that only [...]

Boots In The Field Report March 22, 2024

By |March 22nd, 2024|Categories: Boots In The Field|

Ken covers questions about using spring anhydrous strip-till or a Zone Builder when facing the possibility of a dry year. There are options that can make it safer but most of them require water. The drier it is or higher rates of anhydrous make for bigger risks of planting issues. [...]

Boots In The Field Report February 23, 2023

By |February 23rd, 2024|Categories: Boots In The Field|

In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken Ferrie advises growers, if they haven’t gotten their wheat top-dressed, the window to get that on is closing fast.  He comments, if tougher wheat stands are going to corn in case of a winter kill, he would still top-dress it, but if going [...]

Boots In The Field Report February 13, 2024

By |February 13th, 2024|Categories: Boots In The Field|

In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken Ferrie answers the question of if freezing and thawing will take out a compaction layer and if it could actually make it worse. He also speaks with University of Tennessee State Specialist Ryan Blair on how the growing season went last year and [...]

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