Boots In The Field Report November 19, 2021

By |November 19th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken answers a question that came in during Session 1 of Beyond the Basics. While soil tests can not detect if a disease is present in the field, it can give indicators to how the field will handle disease pressure. Healthy plants handle stress [...]

Boots In The Field Report November 11, 2021

By |November 11th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|

In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken Ferrie warns about making sure the anhydrous is sealing as it is too expensive to let gas off. He reports that some strip-till growers are struggling to get good strips in current weather conditions and advises that they might have to move to [...]

Pre-Solstice Flowering-Why It Matters

By |June 23rd, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Planting beans early to encourage pre-solstice flowering is focusing on adding more pods at the base of the plant. The pods need to be ½ inch or longer in length to make them more stable before the rows close to be able to hang onto those pods. Adding 2 pods per plant can [...]

Soybean Frost Replant Information

By |May 14th, 2021|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , |

Ken and crew grabbed some footage today to help growers evaluate marginal fields to see if replant is the best option. Beans in the I-80 corridor that had 4 nights of frost are causing calls about marginal bean fields leading to questions about replanting. The early planted beans come at a yield premium [...]

Boots In The Field Report March 11, 2021

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The Sins of Spring presentation has caused a lot of questions about how a tillage system with TWO compaction layers (shallow and deep) was beating one with only one deep layer and how a vertical format was beating them both by quite a margin. In this in-depth Boots In The Field Report, [...]

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