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. [...]
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 [...]
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.
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
In this Agronomic Minute Ken Ferrie reminds growers of ways they can reduce harvest loss in beans, especially in early planted bean fields that are podded all the way to the bottom.
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 [...]
In this Agronomic Minute Ken walks through a couple of tips of what to look for during the pollination window, why uneven tasseling means more trips to the field, and what to check on before applying your fungicide.