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.
Analyzing field size trials by like soil types and management zones makes the data more accurate and robust as well as more applicable to farmers in other areas.
Ken gives a yield report as people call in yield averages, indicating the crop is bigger than he expected. Ken also covers things to think about when making your harvest plan and what to do about the weed escapes this fall.
This week’s Boots In The Field Report is packed with information on timely topics for the 2015 crop in Central Illinois. Some of the hot topics Ken covers includes: the current pollination state, pollination issues with insects and hybrids, corn disease showing in area fields, white mold issues, a sudden death update, a [...]
In this week’s Boots In The Field Report, Ken mentions to keep an eye out for the twisted corn whorl and sulfur deficiency. Ken also touches on some of the issues he found with replanted fields.
In this clip Ken discusses the importance of early season stand evaluations, early season is the only time that we can investigate whether missing plants were actually missing seeds or a result of hindered germination or emergence. We can also predict the projected ear count by evaluating how evenly our stand emerged.
Matthew Duesterhaus Matt is from Mendon, IL and is attending Iowa State University where he is majoring in agronomy. He wants to eventually become an agronomist and a partner on his family farm. Joe Lehnert Joe is from the Tremont Illinois area and [...]