In this week’s Boots In The Field Report, Ken Ferrie discusses the closing window for achieving early planted beans. While there often isn’t a yield difference between strip-till and no-till beans, this year might prove to be the exception. Strip-tilling may create a 2-3 week earlier window for planting which may allow [...]
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 [...]
In this week’s podcast Ken covers the crop report, adjusting for header loss and dives deep on results coming in from the Fixed/Flexed plots. He shares the consensus locally is that the crop looked bigger from the combine than it did in the elevator and reminds growers doing vertical tillage that they [...]
When your yield isn't where you expected it to be, take time now to figure out why. Easier to find answers now than trying to figure it out from a yield map this winter. It helps grow your crews knowledge and strengthens an operation.
Ken gives a lot of practical advice in this video for how to determine not only if you should replant or not, but also where to set yield expectations for this fall. He also discusses what other pest scouts need to be on the lookout for and how that factors into decisions [...]
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. [...]