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 [...]
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 [...]
Make decisions based on numbers and not emotions. If you know what harvesting in both directions is really costing you, specific to your field this year and your equipment, it can help you evaluate that the hassle of combining one way for this field, this year, is worth it.
In the hustle of fall it can be easy to forget that the preparations for #Plant22 are happening right now. How evenly you are spreading your combine residue is already setting the stage for how even next year’s crop emerges. Ken Ferrie explains more in this #AgronomicMinute
In this Agronomic Minute Ken Ferrie reminds growers of ways they can reduce harvest loss in beans, especially in early planted bean fields that are podded all the way to the bottom.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Ken reports in this Boots In The Field Report about seeing anthracnose top kill, edge of field scalding, and SDS in beans. His recent trip to Ohio and Indiana indicates, while disease is high in a lot of areas, not all areas are fighting tar spot as bad as Central IL. Ken [...]