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Boots In The Field Report June 18, 2021

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Ken gives a crop report from Minnesota and back, and while he might be a little biased, he indicates the best-looking crop is right here in central IL. Ken advocates for growers to take a Farm Mental Health Week and covers why some growers are seeing rootless corn at this point in [...]

Boots In The Field Report June 4, 2021

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Ken recaps the reports from the north on frost damage from the past weekend and a planting update from the Quincy area. The beans at the Corn College Campus are starting to flower and Ken warns growers with early planted beans to make sure they aren’t knocking off these early flowers with [...]

Boots In The Field Report May 28, 2021

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

Ken talks with CTC agronomist Matt Duesterhaus in Quincy, Il to see how they are dealing with the 15 inches of rain they have received since mid March, replant issues they have both been seeing, and how hybrid characteristics can help inform your plan for dealing with the ugly corn syndrome. They also [...]

Boots In The Field Report May 6, 2021

By |May 6th, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|

Ken waves the caution flag on planting after noon today (5/6) in areas that are forecasted to get lower temperatures, warning that it is setting up the perfect storm for another Mother’s Day Massacre. He also talks with Matt Duesterhaus in Quincy, Il about replant decisions they are facing and how to [...]

Boots In The Field Report April 30, 2021

By |April 30th, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|Tags: , , , , |

In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken gives a planting progress update and warns pest teams to stay on top of the bean leaf beetle pressure. He also states the rain delay was a welcome break to take care of moisture concerns and to help diversify risk by widening the [...]

Boots In The Field Report April 23, 2021

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Ken advises to keep an eye out on corn following the April snow to make sure it does not leaf out under ground and to check wheat for frost damage. He also warns growers to make sure they are checking on their prepaid glyphosate order to see if the shortage will cause [...]

Boots In The Field Report April 17, 2021

By |April 17th, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field, Corn|Tags: , , , , , |

To plant or not to plant that is the question! Ken lays out the risks of planting next week for both corn and beans. Farmers must know the risks involved for their own farms and weight it against the advantages. Many farmers will be coming to different decisions based on their own [...]

Boots In The Field Report April 9, 2021

By |April 9th, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|

Ken gives a report on how many growers got something planted during the shot of good weather. He also catches up with CTC Agronomist Matt Duesterhaus to see how field conditions are progressing in the western part of the state. Ken stated some growers couldn’t take advantage of the nice weather to [...]

Boots In The Field Report April 2, 2021

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

Ken walks through what to think about when considering putting early beans in the ground. He reminds growers that when making a pass in the field you only want to create a density change not a compaction layer. And he warns that while you may get away with putting in a compaction [...]

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