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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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October 13, 2017 02:54 PM PDT

Ken looks into yield data that shows just how close some fields got to giving up parts of this years crop due to drought stress. He also discusses the replant numbers that are coming in, as well as some advice about on-farm storage use. Ken issues a warning about crown rot, already present in a lot of fields, will become more of an issue moving forward after receiving all the moisture this week. Ken ends the report by stressing the importance of staying on top of changing field conditions in both corn and beans to minimize any harvest loss.

October 06, 2017 12:49 PM PDT

Ken relays what growers across our growing area are projecting for how far along harvest is in their area. He also gives some yield results for fields that had shown Dicamba damage this year as well as a word of caution on yield monitor results when going through tougher cutting spots in beans. Ken also warns about slowing down the combine to minimize harvest loss and an increase in rootworm pressure. His final piece of advice is to not to take the current standability for granted and keep an eye on how your fields are faring.

September 29, 2017 10:15 AM PDT

Ken starts with the weekly crop report and then moves into two issues farmers have been calling in: shortened husks and twisted/down corn.

September 22, 2017 03:14 PM PDT

In this week’s Boots In The Field Report, Ken relays the numbers coming in from farmers who have started harvest. He also describes some of the different bugs that will be hitting the combine windshield and which ones we need to pay attention to. He touches on what these recent rains mean for cover crop establishment, and explains why we need orders in ASAP for any growers needing fall testing done. Finally he advises farmers in our plot program that need help harvesting, what kind of lead time CTC needs.

September 18, 2017 02:31 PM PDT

Ken discusses the variable yields being reported across our customer base, and gives a warning about sudden death and aphids.

September 11, 2017 03:24 PM PDT

Yields slipped a little this week. In this week's Boot’s In The Field Report Ken explains what he saw this week that brought on that conclusion. He covers sudden death, ear mold, aspergillus, crown rot, top kill, and uneven turning of fields. Now is the time to make notes of what is happening in the field while the evidence is still there to tell the story.

September 05, 2017 02:51 PM PDT

Ken covers what he has been seeing this past week as he tours farms from the field and from the air in this week’s Boots In The Field Report. Ken warns to be on the lookout for Southern Rust and Soybean aphids and invites clients to attend the Yield Monitor Clinic this Thursday, September 7th at the Crop-Tech Office.

August 28, 2017 08:54 AM PDT

In this Boots In The Field Report, Ken covers what he has been seeing this week as he goes on farm visits. It includes: corn fields that won’t black layer, beans that are dying, what will and won't be helped with some rain, increased rootworm pressure in the south, using your imagery to discuss with landlords the state of your crops, and how field edge scorching can be confused with drift damage.

August 21, 2017 03:01 PM PDT

Ken reports what he has seen in his travels through IN and OH as well as his field visit in central IL. In this week’s Boots In The Field Report he covers: spider mite pressure, how to calculate the percent reduction in your soybean yields from white mold, what weed escapes he has been seeing, why diplodia is showing up on second ears and what that means for harvest precautions.

August 14, 2017 01:31 PM PDT

In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken covers what he has been seeing as he does field visits throughout IL and IA. He walks through our ET and GDU rates as compared to last year. Ken also touches on: dicamba drift issues, rust and gray leaf in corn, and what we need to finish off this soybean crop.

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