In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken covers how the conditions in the field now will be indicative of how they will pollinate later and what that means for your crop. He also issues a warning to dry areas to watch out for spider mites at the borders.
Ken went on several SOS calls for fields this week which led to a lot of things to cover in this week’s podcast, prepare yourself. In this week’s Boots In The Field report Ken covers: Iron chlorosis in areas that got rain, growth standing still and slowed down metabolism in dry areas, and the catch 22 of dinging corn or killing weeds. Ken also spends a lot of time in this podcast discussing what your options are if you have bean fields that got planted in dry dirt.
In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken announces the kick off of ugly corn week for a lot of folks. He covers who is most likely to see this and what some of the causes are. Ken discusses rootless corn and what dry weather has to do with a lot of the issues you might be seeing in your field like sulfur deficiency and bird damage.
In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken covers what a difference 350 miles makes in planting progress. He touches on the need for pest teams to be hitting the fields to spot issues before they get worse and document what happened while the evidence is still there to tell you. Ken also shares times that will most likely have high cutworm pressure and advises to be on the lookout for bean leaf beetle. He also touches on getting either an NDVI or Thermal image on fields that will have windmill damage both this year and next year to better help keep track of damages. Ken introduces the addition of a soil moisture sensor offer to both irrigation customers and those with tile gates.
In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken covers what to look for in corn, beans, and wheat when checking for freeze damage, why fields planted into dry soil are the worst service calls to go on and what changes to make to your planter to get back in the field before we lose this recent moisture.