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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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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.

August 07, 2017 04:11 PM PDT

Ken catches up on information in this week’s Boots In The Field Report. He gives a crop report from the groups that went through our site in the last two weeks and covers what issues he is seeing while out doing farm visits. Ken covers: spider mites in corn, what pollination troubles he has been seeing like throwing the tips and also advises what to be on the lookout for if these fall like temperatures are here to stay.

July 14, 2017 03:35 PM PDT

Ken covers the gamut in this week’s Boots In The Field Report including Rootworm and Japanese Beetles, Aphids, fungicide, low growth concerns, and spot checking your nitrogen program.

July 07, 2017 09:03 AM PDT

Ken gives tips for the Pest Boss in your operation in today’s Boots In The Field Report. He covers when you need to be scouting and what you need to be scouting for, including Western Bean Cutworm and Aphids. Ken also encourages you to stop mowing and to make sure you are scouting before spraying fungicides. He also tackles what short beans and short corn will mean come harvest and what he is seeing out in the fields for disease pressure.

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