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03/27/2020
Boots In The Field Report March 27, 2020
Ken clears up some confusion on how much efficiency credit to give banded N and making sure you are thinking through your carbon load to make sure your corn doesn't have a bad day.
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03/13/2020
Boots In The Field Report March 13, 2020
With wheels starting to roll on the spring 2020 season, Ken reminds growers that 80% of the compaction that causes issues comes from the 1st tillage pass in the spring. He also covers a real-life example of how the 4Rs playout when weather and conditions turn against you.
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02/28/2020
Boots In The Field Report February 28, 2020
In this week's Boots in The Field Report Ken runs the number on Starter. While he shares the advantage he has seen to starter, he also cautions that you can spend yourself into a negative ROI if you aren't careful.
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02/10/2020
Boots In The Field Report February 10, 2020
In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken advises to think the opposite when planting early season beans. Unlike normal planting, when going for early beans the key is planting longer season beans first to give them the best chance of flowering before the solstice. He also shares his concerns abo
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01/30/2020
Boots In The Field Report January 30, 2020
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken tackles the topic of starter, ranging from product, placement, rate, and desired outcome.
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01/10/2020
Boots In The Field Report January 10, 2020
In the first Boots In The Field Report podcast of 2020, Ken tackles the question of hybrid selection. He lays out a process for selecting the right hybrid for each specific field and advises that even though it takes time and effort, the results show up in ROI. He commends growers that are willing t
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12/24/2019
Boots In The Field Report December 24, 2019
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken covers winners of the hand-shelling day, how to overcome fallow syndrome next year, and reminds growers to check their bins and bags if they put away grain wet.
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12/09/2019
Boots In The Field Report December 9, 2019
Its December, do I still need to protect my nitrogen applications? Ken discusses the risk of nitrogen loss and when protection is required. Ken also talks about tillage and strip till conditions, and when to tell if it is too wet to run an inline ripper.
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11/29/2019
Boots In The Field Report November 29, 2019
In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken Ferrie advises that you can't just dream of planting early beans, you have to put a plan in place to make it a reality. He walks through what conversations and plans need to be happening now. He also covers fall burn down questions and gets insights on ho
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11/22/2019
Boots In The Field Report November 22, 2019
In this edition of Boots In the Field Report Ken gives the harvest report for this week as growers are dragging their operation across the finish line of #harvest19. He also previews some of the data from plots that came out this week.
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11/15/2019
Boots In The Field Report November 15, 2019
In this week's Boots In The Field report Ken covers how much is left to harvest, average yields, and gas shortage concerns from our customer base and also announces the Hand Harvest and Basics Meeting Dates.
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11/07/2019
Boots In The Field Report November 11, 2019
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken advises, from here on out, field dry down will be "slow as molasses in January" and hopes farmers took him seriously in the June podcast that advised making backup plans for getting this year's crop dried when everyone in the Midwest is harvesting wet.
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10/31/2019
Boots In The Field Report October 31, 2019
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken takes a deep dive into what our soybean plots have been telling us about where yield comes from. He poses the question of can flowering before the solstice lower soybean yields?
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10/23/2019
Boots In The Field Report October 23, 2019
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken talks surprising bean yields, crown rot, and advice on fall tillage as harvest rolls on.
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10/16/2019
Boots In The Field Report October 16, 2019
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken gives a recap of harvest from across the US and spots throughout IL. He advises to keep a close eye on harvest order and encourages growers to harvest corn while waiting for beans to be ready. To get this crop out before the winter weather, growers will h
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10/08/2019
Boots In The Field Report October 8, 2019
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken focuses on harvest loss and how to avoid it. From header loss to threshing loss, he works through suggestions to make sure you are hauling away as much of the grain as you can.
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10/01/2019
Boots In The Field Report October 1, 2019
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken covers the rainfall and yield reports coming in across the state and also issues the challenge of taking the time to calibrate yield monitors for this abnormal year to get the unique data that only unusual years like this will provide. He also covers the
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09/23/2019
Boots In The Field Report September 23, 2019
In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken covers early harvest reports, warns about early planted fields that were not sprayed coming apart and being on the lookout for ear mold due to earworm damage. He also starts the discussion on what needs to be done this fall to reset field conditions after
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09/17/2019
Boots In The Field Report September 17, 2019
In this week's Boots In The Field Report, Ken covers tough conditions in Ohio, his prediction on which fields won't make black layer, and warns that the size of the yield hit due to Top Kill will be determined by how close the field is to black layer. He also advises the pest team to begin doing "p
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09/12/2019
Boots In The Field Report September 12, 2019
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken covers the need for sunshine and encourages pest teams to watch how their soybean fields are turning, indicating that if it is turning unevenly then there is a need to figure out why. He also reports on increased Goss's wilt, Tar Spot and Anthracnose sigh
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09/06/2019
Boots In The Field Report September 4, 2019
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken covers tar spot movement, an increase of Northern Leaf Blight and Common Rust showing up, and reports of tip and ear mold present. He shares some positive news on the corn aphid front but warns about keeping an eye out for them in the beans and watching t
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08/26/2019
Boots In The Field Report August 26, 2019
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken recaps his farm visits this week from the Blue Mound area all the way up to Canada. Ken covers what the pest bosses need to be on the lookout for and what the crop conditions and outlooks are in Canada.
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08/19/2019
Boots In The Field Report August 19, 2019
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken covers how this crop is shaping up in comparison to last year, tips for doing your own yield estimates, and a warning about the exploding aphid populations. He also covers the nitrogen deficiencies he is seeing in corn and the stink bugs sightings in bean
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09/06/2019
Boots In The Field Report August 9, 2019
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken covers increased aphid pressures in June planted corn, the importance of knowing where your physoderma brown spot fields are for harvest order, if your rootworm pressure is getting around your traits for next year's corn on corn fields and what we need to
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