In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken covers early harvest reports, warns about early planted fields that were not sprayed coming apart and being on the lookout for ear mold due to earworm damage. He also starts the discussion on what needs to be done this fall to reset field [...]
Matt Duesterhaus walks us through some treatments from the 2019 Corn College Nitrogen plots and talks about analyzing nitrogen programs late in the season. Late season scouting doesn’t tell the whole story, but it may help make future adjustments to your N program to maximize the grain-fill period. [...]
Aphid Outbreak: Late Planted Corn and Aphid Concerns High numbers of aphids are being reported, especially in late planted corn fields. Watch this videos as Isaac Ferrie takes us through the management considerations of where to look, when to spray and when it is too late. [...]
Are You Ready? Ken Ferrie walks through how to tell if a field is ready to plant and how to move forward, aware of the consequences, when you have to push marginal conditions.
When is it time to start thinking about changing maturities? Ken Ferrie takes an in-depth look at the numbers behind making changes to what day hybrid you plant and the season long implications this decision will have. Ken helps to remove some of the emotion and stress of passing calendar days with [...]
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