Ken gives a harvest report of yields and moistures coming in from across the state in this week’s Boots In The Field Report. He explains why the outside rows of a field could be greener and higher moisture than the rest of the field, recaps the first fix/flexed plot that has come [...]
On this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken Ferrie says the wheels have come off the bus on fields with tar spot. The crop is falling apart and quickly dying before being able to pack on the starch. He says tar spot seems to be varying by hybrid and a Harvest [...]
Ken gives a crop recap from his travels through Iowa and reports on finding: white mold, Goss’s wilt, and heavy army worm pressure in this week’s Boots In The Field Report. He also warns growers that drying down in the field may not be an option for fields that fail to reach [...]
In this week’s podcast Ken covers the crop report, adjusting for header loss and dives deep on results coming in from the Fixed/Flexed plots. He shares the consensus locally is that the crop looked bigger from the combine than it did in the elevator and reminds growers doing vertical tillage that they [...]
In this week's Boots in The Field Report Ken covers yield reports, including 245 bu June corn, as well as some interesting bean plot results. He also warns about watching stalk quality and increased header loss in the dry areas.
When your yield isn't where you expected it to be, take time now to figure out why. Easier to find answers now than trying to figure it out from a yield map this winter. It helps grow your crews knowledge and strengthens an operation.
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken covers how yield and moisture are swinging within a single field in the drought stricken areas. He also describes the ideal "photo finish" we are shooting for in corn, recommends growers check harvest lost in every field, advises when to use a harvest [...]
In this week’s Boots in The Field Report Ken covers Bean Leaf Beetle and Aphids, reasons for dropped or tipped down ears, the importance of starting to make your harvest order now, and what you need to consider when making decisions about weed escapes for this year. [...]
In this week's Boots in The Field Report Ken covers the status of crops across the state and what to be on the lookout for as the season heads towards the finish line. He also reminds growers of the importance of getting out into the fields and knowing their ear count. [...]
In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken does a conference call with three growers in and near the storm path in Iowa to get a live update of the damage and harvest outlook.