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Boots In The Field Report
Crop-Tech Consulting Inc.
Category: Business
Location: Illinois
The Boots in the Field Report features Crop-Tech Consulting agronomist Ken Ferrie. He will keep you up-to-date by describing what he is seeing while in the field.
by Ken Ferrie
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March 16, 2018 03:11 PM PDT

This week Ken covers what the February rainfall means for our nitrogen program.

March 09, 2018 03:01 PM PST

Prepare yourself, this week’s “Question of the Week” is long and detailed. Ken dives in deep answering the questions of how you can mitigate risk using hybrid/variety characteristics. He walks through matching up population and leaf structure with weather patterns and soil types. Ken also covers limitations to mixing hybrids to mitigate risk and what obstacles make it inadvisable to mix hybrid in the box or by row.

If you are a Crop-Tech Customer and need a copy of the Seed Pod 1 page recap please email us for a copy.

March 02, 2018 11:40 AM PST

Ken answers the question of the week: Things to consider if converting coulters on your sidedress bar to Y-drops.

February 23, 2018 06:34 AM PST

Ken talks about early soybean planting, the risks of SDS, and seed treatment effectiveness.

February 16, 2018 08:48 AM PST

Ken got to take part in an eye-opening experience visiting with the Maryland Department of Ag and seeing how the act of farming changes under a blanket of regulations. In this week’s episode he shares what he gained from the enlightening weekend.

February 05, 2018 12:54 PM PST

For this week’s “Question of the Week” Ken tackles the subject of sulfur: Is it needed, when to apply, how much to apply, and how to apply it?

January 26, 2018 02:59 PM PST

Ken kicks off “Question of the Week” with: Do fungicide applications still pay in $3.50 corn?

December 08, 2017 01:30 PM PST

All the plots have finally been harvested!! A big thanks to all involved in our and handshelling day, and some general housekeeping notes for the weeks ahead.

November 22, 2017 09:20 AM PST

Ken gives a reminder of the events coming up from now until the end of the year and sends out a plea for help with the hand harvesting day.

November 17, 2017 12:30 PM PST

In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken gives out the latest numbers rolling in for percent harvested and covers the quandary of letting it dry in the field vs paying for drying this time of year. He also cautions against throwing out proven hybrids based on this year’s weather conditions and making sure you are sealing when applying anhydrous.

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