Planting beans early to encourage pre-solstice flowering is focusing on adding more pods at the base of the plant. The pods need to be ½ inch or longer in length to make them more stable before the rows close to be able to hang onto those pods. Adding 2 pods per plant can [...]
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 [...]
To plant or not to plant that is the question! Ken lays out the risks of planting next week for both corn and beans. Farmers must know the risks involved for their own farms and weight it against the advantages. Many farmers will be coming to different decisions based on their own [...]
In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken covers considerations when trying to pay the carbon penalty of cover crops with manure, how carbon penalties affect beans, and who should push planting windows and who can wait.
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 shares yield check numbers and pollination issues he is finding during field visits due to drought and wind damage. He covers why it is important to take note of how hybrids handled the heavy wind pressure and encourages growers with the option to [...]
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 [...]
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken Ferrie advises that you can't just dream of planting early beans, you have to put a plan in place to make it a reality. He walks through what conversations and plans need to be happening now. He also covers fall burn down questions [...]
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken covers increased aphid pressures in June planted corn, the importance of knowing where your physoderma brown spot fields are for harvest order, if your rootworm pressure is getting around your traits for next year's corn on corn fields and what we need to [...]
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.