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Boots In The Field Report July 29, 2021

By |July 29th, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|

In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken Ferrie covers: Field day recap, increase in beetle pressure, why fields are turning yellow at pollination, delays in getting air planes and what are other spraying options, how the haze/smoke from last week has affected the crops and what he is seeing for [...]

Boots In The Field Report July 16, 2021

By |July 16th, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|

In this week’s Boot’s in The Field Report Ken covers why wet weather has hampered pollination and what pests to be on the lookout for. He also warns if growers are having to spray for rootworm beetles now, they need to note the current treatment plan didn’t work to manage the larvae [...]

Boots In The Field Report July 2, 2021

By |July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|

Ken covers what the massive amounts of rain in central IL means for growers and what to be on the lookout for. He uses the experiences in 2015 to give guidelines for how long the crops can survive underwater and in standing water, mapping out gulley’s while still visible, and warns about [...]

Boots In The Field Report June 25, 2021

By |June 25th, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|

In this week’s Boots in The Field Report Ken covers the prognosis for the corn that got blown down and beans that got hailed on in last weekend’s weather and what things to consider with the wet front moving in. While the rain should help stalled out beans and is a better [...]

Boots In The Field Report June 18, 2021

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Ken gives a crop report from Minnesota and back, and while he might be a little biased, he indicates the best-looking crop is right here in central IL. Ken advocates for growers to take a Farm Mental Health Week and covers why some growers are seeing rootless corn at this point in [...]

Boots In The Field Report June 4, 2021

By |June 4th, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

Boots In The Field Report May 28, 2021

By |May 28th, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|

Ken talks with CTC agronomist Matt Duesterhaus in Quincy, Il to see how they are dealing with the 15 inches of rain they have received since mid March, replant issues they have both been seeing, and how hybrid characteristics can help inform your plan for dealing with the ugly corn syndrome. They also [...]

Boots In The Field Report May 6, 2021

By |May 6th, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|

Ken waves the caution flag on planting after noon today (5/6) in areas that are forecasted to get lower temperatures, warning that it is setting up the perfect storm for another Mother’s Day Massacre. He also talks with Matt Duesterhaus in Quincy, Il about replant decisions they are facing and how to [...]

Boots In The Field Report April 30, 2021

By |April 30th, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|Tags: , , , , |

In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken gives a planting progress update and warns pest teams to stay on top of the bean leaf beetle pressure. He also states the rain delay was a welcome break to take care of moisture concerns and to help diversify risk by widening the [...]

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