Ken and crew grabbed some footage today to help growers evaluate marginal fields to see if replant is the best option. Beans in the I-80 corridor that had 4 nights of frost are causing calls about marginal bean fields leading to questions about replanting. The early planted beans come at a yield premium [...]
Ken gives a lot of practical advice in this video for how to determine not only if you should replant or not, but also where to set yield expectations for this fall. He also discusses what other pest scouts need to be on the lookout for and how that factors into decisions [...]
Ken covers how the April planted crops are faring, warns to be on the lookout for bean leaf beetle, cutworm, and wireworm, and shares what nitrates moving to the second foot means for the carbon penalty. Perfect Storm Video
Ken warns that many farmers in Central Illinois will have to make tough replant decisions this week. He advises that the decision will need to be made as soon as possible and based upon actual counts from your farm, not neighborhood consensus or emotion. He walks through what steps to take to [...]
Ken does a special mid-week Boots In The Field Report to prepare farmers for the predicted weather this weekend. He covers why he is concerned and the possible outcomes if the forecast is correct.
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken covers growth stage progress, insects and diseases to be on the lookout for, and what this weed pressure will mean for next year.
Ken talks weeds in prevent plant fields, stand evaluation and replant in marginal fields, and sightings of yellow corn and beans in this week's Boots In The Field Report.
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwc3JjJTNEJTI3aHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZwb2RvbWF0aWMuY29tJTJGZW1iZWQlMkZodG1sNSUyRmVwaXNvZGUlMkY4ODAwNDk5JTNGYXV0b3BsYXklM0R0cnVlJTI3JTIwaGVpZ2h0JTNEJTI3MjA4JTI3JTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjc3MjglMjdmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyNzAlMjclMjBtYXJnaW5oZWlnaHQlM0QlMjcwJTI3JTIwbWFyZ2lud2lkdGglM0QlMjcwJTI3JTIwc2Nyb2xsaW5nJTNEJTI3bm8lMjclMjBhbGxvd2Z1bGxzY3JlZW4lM0UlM0MlMkZpZnJhbWUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ken went on several SOS calls for fields this week which led to a lot of things to cover in this week’s podcast, prepare yourself. In this week’s Boots In The Field report Ken covers: Iron chlorosis in areas that got rain, growth standing still and slowed down metabolism in dry areas, and the catch [...]
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[vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]JTVCc291bmRjbG91ZCUyMHVybCUzRCUyMmh0dHBzJTNBJTJGJTJGYXBpLnNvdW5kY2xvdWQuY29tJTJGdHJhY2tzJTJGMzIzNDgxMjk1JTIyJTIwcGFyYW1zJTNEJTIyYXV0b19wbGF5JTNEZmFsc2UlMjZoaWRlX3JlbGF0ZWQlM0RmYWxzZSUyNnNob3dfY29tbWVudHMlM0R0cnVlJTI2c2hvd191c2VyJTNEdHJ1ZSUyNnNob3dfcmVwb3N0cyUzRGZhbHNlJTI2dmlzdWFsJTNEdHJ1ZSUyMiUyMHdpZHRoJTNEJTIyMTAwJTI1JTIyJTIwaGVpZ2h0JTNEJTIyMTUwJTIyJTIwaWZyYW1lJTNEJTIydHJ1ZSUyMiUyMCUyRiU1RA==[/vc_raw_html][vc_column_text]Get a cup of coffee, because Ken has a lot to say in this week’s Boots In The Field Report. Ken talks about the death certificates he gave out this week for Flooding, Washouts, Severe Crusting, Herbicide Damage, Pests, and Sandblasting. He also talks about steps to take when considering a replant, and about soil [...]