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Boots In The Field Report October 8, 2019

By |October 8th, 2019|Categories: Boots In The Field|Tags: , , , , , , |

In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken focuses on harvest loss and how to avoid it. From header loss to threshing loss, he works through suggestions to make sure you are hauling away as much of the grain as you can.

Late Season Nitrogen Evaluations

By |September 6th, 2019|Categories: Corn|Tags: , , , |

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. [...]

Boots In The Field Report April 12, 2019

By |April 12th, 2019|Categories: Boots In The Field|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ken covers what he has been seeing this week as he drives fields with farmers. This week's report covers: filling in ruts, anhydrous application train-wrecks, wheel track compaction, and plan adjustments based on the weather pattern.

Boots In The Field Report For July 6, 2018

By |July 6th, 2018|Categories: Boots In The Field|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

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Boots In The Field Report for December 8th

By |December 8th, 2017|Categories: Boots In The Field|Tags: , , , , |

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Boots In The Field Report for October 20th

By |October 20th, 2017|Categories: Boots In The Field|Tags: , , , , |

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Boots In The Field Report for October 13th

By |October 13th, 2017|Categories: Boots In The Field, Corn|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

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Boots In The Field Report for September 5th

By |September 5th, 2017|Categories: Boots In The Field|Tags: , , , , , , , |

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Boots In The Field Report for August 11th

By |August 14th, 2017|Categories: Boots In The Field, Corn, Pest Managment|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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Boots In The Field Report August 4th

By |August 7th, 2017|Categories: Boots In The Field|Tags: , , , , |

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