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Boots In The Field Report for June 29, 2018

By |June 29th, 2018|Categories: Boots In The Field|Tags: , , , , , |

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Boots In The Field Report for April 27th

By |April 27th, 2018|Categories: Boots In The Field|Tags: , , , , , , |

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwc3JjJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZ3d3cucG9kb21hdGljLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGaHRtbDUlMkZlcGlzb2RlJTJGODc3NjQ2MCUzRnN0eWxlJTNEbm9ybWFsJTI2YW1wJTNCYXV0b3BsYXklM0R0cnVlJTIyJTIwYWxsb3dmdWxsc2NyZWVuJTNEJTIydHJ1ZSUyMiUyMHN0eWxlJTNEJTIyd2lkdGglM0ElMjA3MjhweCUzQiUyMGhlaWdodCUzQSUyMDIwOHB4JTNCJTIyJTNFJTNDJTJGaWZyYW1lJTNF[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ken covers a lot in this week’s Boots In The Field Report including: night time temperatures, what to watch with spring anhydrous, when to shut off your in-furrow starter, and how you can lose too much moisture with your spring tillage.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Boots In The Field Report for April 20th

By |April 20th, 2018|Categories: Boots In The Field|Tags: , , , , , , , |

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwc3JjJTNEJTI3aHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZwb2RvbWF0aWMuY29tJTJGZW1iZWQlMkZodG1sNSUyRmVwaXNvZGUlMkY4NzcwMTgxJTNGYXV0b3BsYXklM0R0cnVlJTI3JTIwaGVpZ2h0JTNEJTI3MjA4JTI3JTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjc3MjglMjdmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyNzAlMjclMjBtYXJnaW5oZWlnaHQlM0QlMjcwJTI3JTIwbWFyZ2lud2lkdGglM0QlMjcwJTI3JTIwc2Nyb2xsaW5nJTNEJTI3bm8lMjclMjBhbGxvd2Z1bGxzY3JlZW4lM0UlM0MlMkZpZnJhbWUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ken has been getting calls left and right asking “Can we go yet? Can we go yet?.” He tackles that question in this week’s Boots In The Field Report.  He also covers what conditions we are waiting for and why early planted beans are no longer an option.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Boots In The Field Report July 29th

By |July 29th, 2016|Categories: Boots In The Field|Tags: , , , , , , , |

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwc3JjJTNEJTIyaHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZ3d3cucG9kb21hdGljLmNvbSUyRmVtYmVkJTJGaHRtbDUlMkZwb2RjYXN0JTJGNDk5MjUzNSUzRnN0eWxlJTNEbm9ybWFsJTI2YW1wJTNCYXV0b3BsYXklM0RmYWxzZSUyMiUyMGFsbG93ZnVsbHNjcmVlbiUzRCUyMnRydWUlMjIlMjBzdHlsZSUzRCUyMndpZHRoJTNBJTIwNzI4cHglM0IlMjBoZWlnaHQlM0ElMjAyMDhweCUzQiUyMGJvcmRlciUzQSUyMDFweCUyMHNvbGlkJTIwJTIzZWNlY2VjJTNCJTIyJTNFJTNDJTJGaWZyYW1lJTNFJTBB[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Boots In The Field Report, July 29th: Ken starts this week with a crop update from around the Midwest. He discusses the ear fill damage that will accompany the green snap he is seeing in some fields. Ken also gives an update on corn and soybean aphids and explains the reduced risk for spider mites. [...]

Boots In The Field Report for July 11th

By |July 11th, 2016|Categories: Boots In The Field|

Ken got a bird’s eye view this week to make his crop report and the crop is looking better than expected. The sins of spring are definitely evident, but the July 4th rain was a grain maker. Ken talks spider mites, western bean cutworm, bean leaf beetle, aphids, disease pressure, northern leaf blight, [...]

Boots In The Field Report June 29th Spider Mite Edition

By |June 29th, 2016|Categories: Boots In The Field, Insects, Pest Managment, Soybean|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Spider Mite Update: Ken has officially seen Spider Mites in fields around Tazewell, Mclean, and Springfield areas. The dry and hot temperatures have led to a decrease in the Spider Mite’s natural predators and fungi. Ken covers how to scout, and gives an approach to treat the Spider Mites. Ken also gives a pollination [...]

Boots In The Field Report June 8th

By |June 8th, 2016|Categories: Boots In The Field|

Ken covers a lot in this week’s Boots In The Field Report. Ken discusses the current ugly phase that corn is in, and that soybeans are about to be in. Ken also helps identify the difference between the zinc and sulfur deficiencies. On the insect front, Ken warns about cutworm, corn borer, and [...]

Boots In The Field Report: Frost Edition

By |May 17th, 2016|Categories: Boots In The Field|Tags: , , , , , , |

Ken gives a recap of planting progress across our testing area in Illinois. He has received a lot of calls concerning this weekend’s frost and covers what that means for both corn and beans. Ken talks about the added dangers of frosted crops in saturated soil and cautions against applying your post herbicide [...]