In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken Ferrie starts with an update on the corn and bean planting progress across central IL. Ken alerts scouts to be on the lookout for seed chilling issues, cutworms, and armyworms. He also warns them to be on the lookout for soil crusting, “Hoe [...]
In this Boots in the Field Report Ken talks about what to be on the lookout for due to the Central IL weather patterns. He covers: Seed chilling, planting in dry soils, starter burn, cutworm and armyworm feeding, and crusting on your bean fields.
The Armyworms are now feeding. Watch the wheat fields and the failed wheat fields that went to corn. Rootworm hatch will start the end of next week, and you should be able find larva the following week. Cutworm are still feeding, don’t forget to scout the later planted fields.