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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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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.

June 30, 2017 01:24 PM PDT

Ken talks moisture, ear counts, and Japanese Beetle feeding in this week’s Boots In The Field Report.

June 23, 2017 01:19 PM PDT

Ken has some catching up to do after being gone fishing. He covers it all in this week’s Boots in the Field Report. He starts with an area wide crop report and then moves into drift issues we have been seeing. He also covers stand counts and yield estimates as we to start to look towards the finish line.

June 09, 2017 05:40 AM PDT

In this week’s #BIFR Ken spends time discussing your options for Rootless Corn, and Holcus Spot. It is also time to get out your Corn Borer traps!

June 02, 2017 03:14 PM PDT

In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken gives a multi-state crop and scouting report, and warns of Armyworms, Nitrogen Penalty, and Drift Issues.

May 26, 2017 01:09 PM PDT

Ken walks through how much new growth is needed for beat up plants before post spraying and why you can expect to see more crazy top this summer. He also walks through what he is seeing from the nitrate perspective and his prediction that we will be into Ugly Corn Week next week.

May 19, 2017 04:06 PM PDT

Get a cup of coffee, because Ken has a lot to say in this week’s Boots In The Field Report. Ken talks about the death certificates he gave out this week for Flooding, Washouts, Severe Crusting, Herbicide Damage, Pests, and Sandblasting. He also talks about steps to take when considering a replant. He also talks about soil erosion and soil conservation.

May 12, 2017 02:40 PM PDT

Ken spent the day driving around to corn fields to see how they were fairing. Check out this week’s Boots In The Field Report as Ken covers what he saw.

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