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Boots In The Field Report October 19, 2021

By |October 19th, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|Tags: , , , |

In this Boots in The Field Report Ken Ferrie covers multiple adjustments growers can make to their combine settings to reduce the record amount of harvest loss happening this year. He also advises growers to calculate in bushels what it cost to apply for removal of phosphorus and potash. The grain leaving [...]

Boots In The Field Report October 13, 2021

By |October 13th, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|

In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken Ferrie talks with Matt Duesterhaus, a Crop-Tech Consulting regional agronomist, in Quincy, IL to see how the harvest is going. Matt points out that planting date/ear count, nitrogen management, and disease management are areas that are standing out as yields roll in. He [...]

Boots In The Field Report October 7, 2021

By |October 7th, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|

Description for when you get to it: In this Boots In The Field Report Ken Ferrie covers calls coming in from OH, WI, and IA about yields, moisture, and how much is left to harvest. Much of the Midwest is coming out fairly low in percent of moisture, which could help reduce [...]

Boots In The Field Report September 28, 2021

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

Ken gives a harvest report as numbers continue to roll in showing some significant yield increases to fungicide in the heavy disease areas. Looking at the number of days with precipitation in the June through August time frame could help explain why we saw such heavy disease pressure show up earlier this [...]

Boots In The Field Report September 21, 2021

By |September 21st, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|Tags: , , , |

Ken gives a harvest report of yields and moistures coming in from across the state in this week’s Boots In The Field Report. He explains why the outside rows of a field could be greener and higher moisture than the rest of the field, recaps the first fix/flexed plot that has come [...]

Boots In The Field Report September 13, 2021

By |September 13th, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|Tags: , , , , |

On this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken Ferrie says the wheels have come off the bus on fields with tar spot. The crop is falling apart and quickly dying before being able to pack on the starch. He says tar spot seems to be varying by hybrid and a Harvest [...]

Boots In The Field Report September 3, 2021

By |September 3rd, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Ken gives a crop recap from his travels through Iowa and reports on finding: white mold, Goss’s wilt, and heavy army worm pressure in this week’s Boots In The Field Report. He also warns growers that drying down in the field may not be an option for fields that fail to reach [...]

Boots In The Field Report August 17, 2021

By |August 17th, 2021|Categories: Boots In The Field|

Ken recaps how the heat and water over the last couple of weeks have affected crops in central IL in this Boots In The Field Report. He informs of incoming scouting reports and advises which pests and diseases might still have value in going after and what ones may not. [...]

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 [...]

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