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 [...]
Ken hits on a lot of topics in this week's Boots In The Field Report but the main focus is not throwing in the towel too soon. There is a lot of growing season left and farmers need to bring their A-game. He talks what to do with population for both corn [...]
As planting season fast approaches, Ken tackles a question he has gotten a lot this winter: Is my current nitrogen management program adequately address the carbon penalty. Ken also discuss the ever present debate of what the best source of nitrogen is. He works through the questions that can bring you to [...]
Good fall weather leads to good seedbed prep This week Ken talks about doing seedbed preparations while the weather is cooperating. He discusses perfect fall weather and shares strip-till and vertical tillage tips. Ken also gives an update on what he is seeing in the fungicide and nitrogen plots in Il. [...]
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 Isaac Ferrie tackles the topic of adjusting Nitrogen programs after all the rain in Central Illinois. He stresses the importance of oxygen in the root zone and the key role nitrates play in making sure you have enough Nitrogen in the tank to finish out the crop. Isaac also walks through items to [...]
Nutrient deficiencies to be looking for in your corn: Nitrogen Deficiency is seen where inadequate nitrogen is used or the nitrogen is lost by leaching or denitrification. Evaluating nitrogen deficiency late in the season, it is important to note if the plant is still suffering from the deficiency. If the [...]
Crop-Tech Consulting agronomist Isaac Ferrie discusses nitrogen deficiency and the relationship between nitrogen needs and population.