Ken recaps the reports from the north on frost damage from the past weekend and a planting update from the Quincy area. The beans at the Corn College Campus are starting to flower and Ken warns growers with early planted beans to make sure they aren’t knocking off these early flowers with [...]
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 [...]
Ken answers the question “If 2021 is a drought, do I move all my nitrogen up front?” and other concerns for mitigating weather risk in the season ahead. He also sends out a HUGE thank you to everyone who helped put in, collect, and shell the ears for the Hybrid study. [...]
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 [...]
With wheels starting to roll on the spring 2020 season, Ken reminds growers that 80% of the compaction that causes issues comes from the 1st tillage pass in the spring. He also covers a real-life example of how the 4Rs playout when weather and conditions turn against you. [...]
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.
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In this week’s Boots In The Field Report, Isaac covers a few timely reminders as we finish the harvest. Including weather, tillage, inhibitors, and weed management.