[vc_row][vc_column][vc_raw_html]JTNDaWZyYW1lJTIwc3JjJTNEJTI3aHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZwb2RvbWF0aWMuY29tJTJGZW1iZWQlMkZodG1sNSUyRmVwaXNvZGUlMkY4ODMyMTE4JTNGYXV0b3BsYXklM0R0cnVlJTI3JTIwaGVpZ2h0JTNEJTI3MjA4JTI3JTIwd2lkdGglM0QlMjc3MjglMjdmcmFtZWJvcmRlciUzRCUyNzAlMjclMjBtYXJnaW5oZWlnaHQlM0QlMjcwJTI3JTIwbWFyZ2lud2lkdGglM0QlMjcwJTI3JTIwc2Nyb2xsaW5nJTNEJTI3bm8lMjclMjBhbGxvd2Z1bGxzY3JlZW4lM0UlM0MlMkZpZnJhbWUlM0U=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The pollination window is here. What to watch for in the way of insects and disease as we move forward in both corn and beans. Don’t let defoliation, silk clipping, disease, or rootworm damage catch you by surprise as we are seeing a little bit of everything in our travels across the state. Yield potential [...]
[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]
[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]
[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. [...]
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, [...]
[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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
In this Boots in the Field Report Ken talks about what to be on the lookout for due to the Central IL weather patterns. He covers: Seed chilling, planting in dry soils, starter burn, cutworm and armyworm feeding, and crusting on your bean fields.
Ken covers the major things to consider when trying to figure out when to start planting in Central Illinois and other topics you need to be thinking about for the start of the 2016 growing season.