In this week’s podcast Ken gives a pollination report and details the difference between the April planted corn pollination window in comparison to the May planted corn. He advises growers when taking stand counts which ones they should only give half credit to get more realistic yield estimates. Ken also urges growers [...]
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken covers the need for sunshine and encourages pest teams to watch how their soybean fields are turning, indicating that if it is turning unevenly then there is a need to figure out why. He also reports on increased Goss's wilt, Tar Spot and [...]
Things look better from the road, but we are not out of the woods yet. Ken provides a regional crop report and talks pollination issues and disease levels he has witnessed from the fields he has been in this week, and what to look for in corn and bean fields in the [...]
JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwc3JjJTNEJTI3aHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZwb2RvbWF0aWMuY29tJTJGZW1iZWQlMkZodG1sNSUyRmVwaXNvZGUlMkY4ODQ4NTc0JTNGYXV0b3BsYXklM0R0cnVlJTI3JTIwaGVpZ2h0JTNEJTI3MjA4JTI3JTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjc3MjglMjdmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyNzAlMjclMjBtYXJnaW5oZWlnaHQlM0QlMjcwJTI3JTIwbWFyZ2lud2lkdGglM0QlMjcwJTI3JTIwc2Nyb2xsaW5nJTNEJTI3bm8lMjclMjBhbGxvd2Z1bGxzY3JlZW4lM0UlM0MlMkZpZnJhbWUlM0U= In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken covers what the concern is with tall beans and cool nights and gives an insect report for the pest teams. Ken also recaps the field day and looks ahead to Corn and Soybean College next week.
JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwc3JjJTNEJTI3aHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZwb2RvbWF0aWMuY29tJTJGZW1iZWQlMkZodG1sNSUyRmVwaXNvZGUlMkY4ODM3NjIwJTNGYXV0b3BsYXklM0R0cnVlJTI3JTIwaGVpZ2h0JTNEJTI3MjA4JTI3JTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjc3MjglMjdmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyNzAlMjclMjBtYXJnaW5oZWlnaHQlM0QlMjcwJTI3JTIwbWFyZ2lud2lkdGglM0QlMjcwJTI3JTIwc2Nyb2xsaW5nJTNEJTI3bm8lMjclMjBhbGxvd2Z1bGxzY3JlZW4lM0UlM0MlMkZpZnJhbWUlM0U= Ken talks about the current crop conditions he is seeing in the field. Many plants have pollinated two ears, is this actually a good thing? He also gives a scouting report of what he has seen including disease, Japanese beetles, rootworm in traited corn, and nutrient deficiencies.
JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwc3JjJTNEJTI3aHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZwb2RvbWF0aWMuY29tJTJGZW1iZWQlMkZodG1sNSUyRmVwaXNvZGUlMkY4ODMyMTE4JTNGYXV0b3BsYXklM0R0cnVlJTI3JTIwaGVpZ2h0JTNEJTI3MjA4JTI3JTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjc3MjglMjdmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyNzAlMjclMjBtYXJnaW5oZWlnaHQlM0QlMjcwJTI3JTIwbWFyZ2lud2lkdGglM0QlMjcwJTI3JTIwc2Nyb2xsaW5nJTNEJTI3bm8lMjclMjBhbGxvd2Z1bGxzY3JlZW4lM0UlM0MlMkZpZnJhbWUlM0U= The pollination window is here. What to watch for in the way of insects and disease as we move forward in both corn and beans. Don’t let defoliation, silk clipping, disease, or rootworm damage catch you by surprise as we are seeing a little bit of everything in our travels across the [...]
Ken gives advice on how to finish 2015 strong. He wants to make sure farmers aren't leaving money in the field with high harvest loss and to be on the lookout for strong presence of diseases such as Tar Spot in corn and Rust in soybeans. He also talks options for tracks left [...]
While the weather was good this week, Ken talks about some of the issues we are facing in our corn and bean crops in Central Illinois. This week’s Boots In The Field Report will cover white mold, SDS, frog eye, and insect damage in our soybeans. In the corn fields Ken covers dealing [...]
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 [...]