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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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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.

November 10, 2017 12:08 PM PST

Ken starts this week’s Boots In The Field Report off with a plot harvest update and sends out a BIG thank you to all the farmers and plot partners that put time and resources into making the plots such a successful program for all to learn from. He also extends a reminder about getting yield data in ASAP so we can start processing it. Ken looks at the weather data from Nov. 8th showing that some parts of the state finally hit the mark for being able to apply anhydrous using the 4R standards. Ken also talks about the video released today on setting your hybrid chisel.

November 03, 2017 02:10 PM PDT

In this week’s Boots In The Field Report, Ken starts with a crop report, then touches on elevator slowdowns, crown rot, and ear droppage. He gives a warning about getting caught up with harvesting down fields, instead of moving on and catching your other fields before they go down. Ken finishes up the report discussing the missing spots in beans and how to handle the increase in vole populations.

October 27, 2017 01:28 PM PDT

In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken gives a harvest update and a comparison to where we were at this time last year. He also touches on planting date studies in beans, standability, dropped ears due to corn borer damage, fall burn down, farmable waterways and tillage considerations.

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