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.
This week Ken tackles the difference in zone vs grid soil testing. Today's technology is ever increasing, in the amount and accuracy of data layers farmer have access to when making management decisions. Variability within the field can accurately be mapped and a proper soil testing program should respect and incorporate this [...]
We make the switch to Question of The Week and this week Ken tackles all things Sulfur. He goes over products, placement, timing and risk to help farmers choose the best options for their operation.
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JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwc3JjJTNEJTI3aHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZwb2RvbWF0aWMuY29tJTJGZW1iZWQlMkZodG1sNSUyRmVwaXNvZGUlMkY4NTI4Nzk3JTNGYXV0b3BsYXklM0R0cnVlJTI3JTIwaGVpZ2h0JTNEJTI3MjA4JTI3JTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjc2MDQlMjdmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyNzAlMjclMjBtYXJnaW5oZWlnaHQlM0QlMjcwJTI3JTIwbWFyZ2lud2lkdGglM0QlMjcwJTI3JTIwc2Nyb2xsaW5nJTNEJTI3bm8lMjclMjBhbGxvd2Z1bGxzY3JlZW4lM0UlM0MlMkZpZnJhbWUlM0U= Ken catches up on information in this week’s Boots In The Field Report. He gives a crop report from the groups that went through our site in the last two weeks and covers what issues he is seeing while out doing farm visits. Ken covers: spider mites in corn, what pollination troubles he has [...]
JTVCc291bmRjbG91ZCUyMHVybCUzRCUyMmh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGYXBpLnNvdW5kY2xvdWQuY29tJTJGdHJhY2tzJTJGMzI1NzcwOTg1JTIyJTIwcGFyYW1zJTNEJTIyYXV0b19wbGF5JTNEZmFsc2UlMjZoaWRlX3JlbGF0ZWQlM0RmYWxzZSUyNnNob3dfY29tbWVudHMlM0R0cnVlJTI2c2hvd191c2VyJTNEdHJ1ZSUyNnNob3dfcmVwb3N0cyUzRGZhbHNlJTI2dmlzdWFsJTNEdHJ1ZSUyMiUyMHdpZHRoJTNEJTIyMTAwJTI1JTIyJTIwaGVpZ2h0JTNEJTIyMTUwJTIyJTIwaWZyYW1lJTNEJTIydHJ1ZSUyMiUyMCUyRiU1RA== In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken gives a multi-state crop and scouting report, and warns of Armyworms, Nitrogen Penalty, and Drift Issues.
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 reminds us about the importance of full shatter in this week’s Boots in the Field report. While the nice weather is allowing us to get our tillage done, it is calling for more horsepower in our tillage to get complete shatter in the dry ground. Ken also reminds us to make sure [...]
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.