In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken gives an update on the planting front, explains how cold soils are working in a lot of growers’ favor right now, and where to look for weak spots in your N program following heavy spring rains. [...]
In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken Ferrie starts with an update on the corn and bean planting progress across central IL. Ken alerts scouts to be on the lookout for seed chilling issues, cutworms, and armyworms. He also warns them to be on the lookout for soil crusting, “Hoe [...]
Ken recaps the results that have been coming back on the seed test and why some are concerning. He also talks about the increased Army Worm pressure, how the wheat is surviving the cold snap, and what conditions you are looking for if you plan to plant corn next week. [...]
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 [...]
This week's Boots In The Field Report is all about planter set-up. Working from the front to the back, where to check for issues before you head to the field.
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 [...]
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JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwc3JjJTNEJTI3aHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZwb2RvbWF0aWMuY29tJTJGZW1iZWQlMkZodG1sNSUyRmVwaXNvZGUlMkY4NzYzNTc5JTNGYXV0b3BsYXklM0R0cnVlJTI3JTIwaGVpZ2h0JTNEJTI3MjA4JTI3JTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjc3MjglMjdmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyNzAlMjclMjBtYXJnaW5oZWlnaHQlM0QlMjcwJTI3JTIwbWFyZ2lud2lkdGglM0QlMjcwJTI3JTIwc2Nyb2xsaW5nJTNEJTI3bm8lMjclMjBhbGxvd2Z1bGxzY3JlZW4lM0UlM0MlMkZpZnJhbWUlM0U= Ken’s advice in this week’s Boots In The Field Report is: take a chill pill. He covers how you don’t want to screw up a possible future best crop of your career because you were too impatient to wait for the right conditions now. The sins of spring stick around all season [...]