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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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July 13, 2018 11:56 AM PDT

In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken covers a host of pests including: Gray Leaf, Northern Leaf Blight, Brown Spot, Corn Aphids, Japanese Beatles, Western Bean Cutworm, and Rootworm. He also recaps how pollination is going, Being ahead on GDUs and what the As Applied Downforce maps are telling us.

July 06, 2018 01:37 PM PDT

Ken talks about the current crop conditions he is seeing in the field. Many plants have pollinated two ears, is this actually a good thing? He also gives a scouting report of what he has seen including disease, Japanese beetles, rootworm in traited corn, and nutrient deficiencies.

June 29, 2018 02:42 PM PDT

The pollination window is here. What to watch for in the way of insects and disease as we move forward in both corn and beans. Don’t let defoliation, silk clipping, disease, or rootworm damage catch you by surprise as we are seeing a little bit of everything in our travels across the state. Yield potential is still high in most areas, don’t drop the ball in this crucial part of the season.

June 22, 2018 01:56 PM PDT

Ken is back and covers the gamut in this week’s Boots In the Field Report. He touches on: doing rootworm floats, checking now for grey leaf to make harvest order lists for later, what happens if the wet conditions continue, pulling nitrates for y-dropping, what diseases to be looking for in beans and why it is good they are dying now, what it means if you have yellow beans and what will change it, Atrazine carryover and drift issues, and warnings about making sure you aren’t sleeping on pollination.

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.

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