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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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June 07, 2018 02:53 PM PDT

In this week’s Boots In The Field Report, Ken covers why the much needed rains have also caused some issues, the need for being aware if you have any green snap damage, and what to do about taking care of weeds in fields with flowering beans.

June 01, 2018 02:32 PM PDT

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.

May 24, 2018 01:55 PM PDT

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.

May 18, 2018 03:42 PM PDT

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.

May 11, 2018 02:13 PM PDT

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.

May 04, 2018 01:44 PM PDT

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.

April 27, 2018 02:49 PM PDT

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.

April 20, 2018 02:55 PM PDT

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.

April 13, 2018 11:04 AM PDT

Kens three tips for this week: take a chill pill, be ready to go when it is fit, and do not give up your chance to grow the best crop ever in your career.

March 30, 2018 01:00 PM PDT

Drought 2018? This week Ken talks about the importance of weather proofing your management system!

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