Boots In The Field Report December 17

By |December 17th, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|

In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken covers some of the swings seen in the Hybrid Plot hand shelling day and warns about some of the hurdles growers new to applying fall anhydrous need to be aware of. Fall gas does NOT do well in paying the carbon penalty and [...]

Boots In The Field Report December 3, 2021

By |December 3rd, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|

As a lot of crews cross the harvest finish line, eyes turn towards preparation for next spring. Ken walks through considerations for growers wanting to plant early beans in 2022. As the weather locally led to a lot of wet harvesting and wheel tracks/ruts, Ken recommends trying to fix those fields this [...]

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 [...]

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

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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 [...]

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 [...]

Boots In The Field Report September 28, 2021

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

Ken gives a harvest report as numbers continue to roll in showing some significant yield increases to fungicide in the heavy disease areas. Looking at the number of days with precipitation in the June through August time frame could help explain why we saw such heavy disease pressure show up earlier this [...]

Boots In The Field Report September 21, 2021

By |September 21st, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|Tags: , , , |

Ken gives a harvest report of yields and moistures coming in from across the state in this week’s Boots In The Field Report. He explains why the outside rows of a field could be greener and higher moisture than the rest of the field, recaps the first fix/flexed plot that has come [...]

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