Boots In The Field Report

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Synopsis

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.

Episodes

  • Episode 230: Boots In The Field Report April 2, 2021

    Episode 230: Boots In The Field Report April 2, 2021

    02/04/2021 Duration: 08min

    Ken walks through what to think about when considering putting early beans in the ground. He reminds growers that when making a pass in the field you only want to create a density change not a compaction layer. And he warns that while you may get away with putting in a compaction layer to plant early beans, you must assign the cost and design a plan to fix it before the next year’s corn crop.

  • Episode 229: Boots In The Field Report March 26, 2021

    Episode 229: Boots In The Field Report March 26, 2021

    26/03/2021 Duration: 13min

    Ken answers the question “If 2021 is a drought, do I move all my nitrogen up front?” and other concerns for mitigating weather risk in the season ahead. He also sends out a HUGE thank you to everyone who helped put in, collect, and shell the ears for the Hybrid study.

  • Episode 228: Boots In The Field Report March 11, 2021

    Episode 228: Boots In The Field Report March 11, 2021

    11/03/2021 Duration: 14min

    The Sins of Spring presentation has caused a lot of questions about how a tillage system with TWO compaction layers (shallow and deep) was beating one with only one deep layer and how a vertical format was beating them both by quite a margin. In this in-depth Boots In The Field Report, Ken takes time to detail which elements caused the reduction and why yield response was so strong.

  • Episode 227: Boots In The Field Report March 4, 2021

    Episode 227: Boots In The Field Report March 4, 2021

    04/03/2021 Duration: 10min

    In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken covers considerations when trying to pay the carbon penalty of cover crops with manure, how carbon penalties affect beans, and who should push planting windows and who can wait.

  • Episode 226: Boots In The Field Report February 22, 2021

    Episode 226: Boots In The Field Report February 22, 2021

    22/02/2021 Duration: 09min

    In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken covers who needs to do seed test, which lots to test and what tests to run.

  • Episode 225: Boots In The Field Report February 12, 2021

    Episode 225: Boots In The Field Report February 12, 2021

    12/02/2021 Duration: 06min

    Ken loves it when a plan comes together. In this week’s Boots In The Field Report he covers what operations should think through and document as part of their crop plan to have it all come together for 2021.

  • Episode 225: Boots In The Field Report February 12, 2021

    Episode 225: Boots In The Field Report February 12, 2021

    12/02/2021 Duration: 06min

    Ken loves it when a plan comes together. In this week’s Boots In The Field Report he covers what operations should think through and document as part of their crop plan to have it all come together for 2021.

  • Episode 224: Boots In The Field Report February 3, 2021

    Episode 224: Boots In The Field Report February 3, 2021

    03/02/2021 Duration: 04min

    Ken covers switching crop rotations and herbicide carry over in this week's Boots In The Field Report.

  • Episode 223: Boots In The Field Report January 25, 2021

    Episode 223: Boots In The Field Report January 25, 2021

    25/01/2021 Duration: 07min

    In this week’s Boots in The Field report Ken covers conversation points for a landlord and a farmer to cover before signing a lease with a fertility clause.

  • Episode 222: Boots In The Field Report

    Episode 222: Boots In The Field Report

    19/01/2021 Duration: 09min

    Making adjustments in your crop rotation due to the market? In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken covers things to think about when making the switch and advises to have a goal in mind when making equipment upgrades.

  • Episode 221: Boots In The Field Report January 12, 2021

    Episode 221: Boots In The Field Report January 12, 2021

    12/01/2021 Duration: 17min

    In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken shares plot data to help illustrate major factors in choosing the right nitrogen program for a field and a hybrid. He demonstrates how interconnected population and N rate should be and how hybrid characteristics play into timing and placement.

  • Episode 220: Boots In The Field Report December 23, 2020

    Episode 220: Boots In The Field Report December 23, 2020

    23/12/2020 Duration: 13min

    Think of reviewing your yield maps like reviewing game day footage. You have to know what went right and what went wrong in the last game if you hope to improve for the next one. Check out this week’s Boots In The Field report as Ken breaks down how to do a yield map review.

  • Episode 219: Boots In The Field Report December 17, 2020

    Episode 219: Boots In The Field Report December 17, 2020

    17/12/2020 Duration: 12min

    Ken warns that blanket populations across an entire farm is not how you mitigate risk. He walks through how to pick the right population per farm and per zone in this week’s Boots In The Field Report. Ken recommends starting with the usable water holding capacity of the soil under your current management practices to help set a realistic yield goal. Then he recommends looking at the hybrid flex and leaf structure to determine the right population.

  • Episode 218: Boots In The Field Report December 9, 2020

    Episode 218: Boots In The Field Report December 9, 2020

    09/12/2020 Duration: 06min

    In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken covers an opportunity the dry winter is offering growers to set themself up for success next season. Current abnormally dry conditions are allowing growers to get some of next spring’s leveling done this winter. Getting level this winter has the added benefit of helping to maintain uniform waterfronts to plant into, minimizes putting in wheel tracks, and protects having to risk next spring’s moisture if water is tight for planting 2021.

  • Episode 217: Boots In The Field Report November 19, 2020

    Episode 217: Boots In The Field Report November 19, 2020

    19/11/2020 Duration: 12min

    In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken talks about how to evaluate if you need to treat your beans, why early season scouting reports have value now, and he warns growers not to throw hybrids out of their line-up for next year just because of a disappointing yield in 2020.

  • Boots In The Field Report November 12, 2020

    Boots In The Field Report November 12, 2020

    12/11/2020 Duration: 13min

    In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken encourages growers to make use of the dry fall weather for field work, but warns it could create issues for applying anhydrous. He also list options for taking care of the increased weed seed from major weed escapes this year that can haunt growers for the next several years.

  • Boots In The Field Report November 4, 2020

    Boots In The Field Report November 4, 2020

    04/11/2020 Duration: 21min

    In this week’s Boots In The Field Report Ken sits down with Matt Duesterhaus, Crop-Tech research agronomist in Quincy, IL, to talk over how the season went in his area and some of the preliminary plot results.

  • Boots In The Field Report October 23, 2020

    Boots In The Field Report October 23, 2020

    23/10/2020 Duration: 17min

    In this week’s podcast Ken covers the crop report, adjusting for header loss and dives deep on results coming in from the Fixed/Flexed plots. He shares the consensus locally is that the crop looked bigger from the combine than it did in the elevator and reminds growers doing vertical tillage that they are making sure to get full width shatter, especially after this rain.

  • Boots In The Field Report October 16, 2020

    Boots In The Field Report October 16, 2020

    16/10/2020 Duration: 09min

    In this week's Boots in The Field Report Ken covers yield reports, including 245 bu June corn, as well as some interesting bean plot results. He also warns about watching stalk quality and increased header loss in the dry areas.

  • Boots In The Field Report October 9, 2020

    Boots In The Field Report October 9, 2020

    09/10/2020 Duration: 08min

    When your yield isn't where you expected it to be, take time now to figure out why. Easier to find answers now than trying to figure it out from a yield map this winter. It helps grow your crews knowledge and strengthens an operation.

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