Agronomic Minute

Boots In The Field Report November 1, 2023

By |November 1st, 2023|Categories: Agronomic Minute|

The rain events are creating some delay for harvest and tillage work and but it also brought lower soil temperatures to get growers closer to safer anhydrous application conditions. While more often growers are concerned in dry falls about sealing for anhydrous, Ken Ferrie warns that too much moisture can create smearing [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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.

Spring Uniform Emergence Starts With Uniform Residue Spreading in The Fall

By |October 4th, 2021|Categories: Agronomic Minute|

In the hustle of fall it can be easy to forget that the preparations for #Plant22 are happening right now. How evenly you are spreading your combine residue is already setting the stage for how even next year’s crop emerges. Ken Ferrie explains more in this #AgronomicMinute

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 [...]

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