In the first Boots In The Field Report podcast of 2020, Ken tackles the question of hybrid selection. He lays out a process for selecting the right hybrid for each specific field and advises that even though it takes time and effort, the results show up in ROI. He commends growers that [...]
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.
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.
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 [...]
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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.
Ken reports on yields coming in and gives some advice on creating a harvesting plan. He also stresses the importance of calibrating your yield monitor to make sure we are getting all the information we can use to improve the farming operation moving forward.