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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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08/13/2019
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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08/02/2019
Boots In The Field Report August 2, 2019
Things look better from the road, but we are not out of the woods yet. Ken provides a regional crop report and talks pollination issues and disease levels he has witnessed from the fields he has been in this week, and what to look for in corn and bean fields in the coming weeks. Proper nitrogen man
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07/18/2019
Boots In The Field Report July 19, 2019
In this week's Boots In The Field report Ken recaps the round robin crop report from the field day, what the pest team should be on the lookout for and what the hot weather is doing to our corn.
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07/12/2019
Boots In The Field Report July 12, 2019
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken covers growth stage progress, insects and diseases to be on the lookout for, and what this weed pressure will mean for next year.
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07/03/2019
Boots In The Field Report July 3, 2019
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken warns not to let looks fool you when comparing early planted corn and the June planted corn. While the early corn has height, most of it is lacking in evenness, Ken covers what that means for pest bosses. He also explains what fallow syndrome is and what
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06/28/2019
Boots In The Field Report June 28, 2019
Ken touches on a lot of topics in this week's Boots In The Field Report. He starts with a report on percent planted, then covers keeping fields clean, row crop cultivating, rootworm floats, and the effect of heat on this short corn.
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06/21/2019
Boots In The Field Report June 21, 2019
Ken gives a crop report from IL to Canada and recommends getting plans in place now for a wet harvest to get yourself in a good position come fall.
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06/07/2019
Boots In The Field Report June 7, 2019
Ken talks weeds in prevent plant fields, stand evaluation and replant in marginal fields, and sightings of yellow corn and beans in this week's Boots In The Field Report.
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05/31/2019
Boots In The Field Report For May 31, 2019
Ken hits on a lot of topics in this week's Boots In The Field Report but the main focus is not throwing in the towel too soon. There is a lot of growing season left and farmers need to bring their A-game. He talks what to do with population for both corn and beans in late planting, how it affects ou
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05/24/2019
Boots In The Field Report May 24, 2019
Ken focuses on two things in this week's Boots In The Field Report: 1. In the scramble to get this crop in, don't drop the ball on fields that did get planted. Never walk away from a growing crop. 2. Farmers have some tough decisions to make, but they need to be made based upon facts and not emoti
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05/10/2019
Boots In The Field Report May 10, 2019
Once farmers get this crop in the ground, they will have to use all of their resources to hang onto their yield all the way to the finish line. Ken talks about #plant19 and how later planting affects the need for starter and insecticide in this week's Boots In The Field Report.
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05/03/2019
Boots In The Field Report May 3, 2019
When is it time to start thinking about changing maturities? Ken takes an in-depth look at the numbers behind making changes to what day hybrid you plant and the season long implications this decision will have. Ken helps to remove some of the emotion and stress of passing calendar days with a focus
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04/29/2019
Boots In The Field Report April 25, 2019
Ken talks weather delays and the importance of not letting your fertilizer plans delay your planting window in this week’s Boots In The Field Report. He also covers what to look for in compaction culprits and which environments need to wait and which ones can move ahead.
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04/24/2019
Boots In The Field Report April 22, 2019
This week's Boots In The Field Report is all about planter set-up. Working from the front to the back, where to check for issues before you head to the field.
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04/12/2019
Boots In The Field Report April 12, 2019
Ken covers what he has been seeing this week as he drives fields with farmers. This week's report covers: filling in ruts, anhydrous application train-wrecks, and plan adjustments based on the weather pattern.
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04/05/2019
Boots In The Field Report April 5, 2019
This week on the Boots In The Field Report Ken covers what questions to consider when trying to reduce your pesticide bills.
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03/29/2019
Boots In The Field Report March 29, 2019
In response to the large number of questions coming in this week on this very topic, Ken talks about options for fixing ruts and erosion in no till and reduced till environment
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03/15/2019
Boots In The Field Report March 15, 2019
Didn't get your fall nitrogen on? Ken talks nitrogen options for this spring and touches on the risk of late spring NH3.
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03/12/2019
Boots In The Field Report March 12, 2019
This week Ken tackles the difference in zone vs grid soil testing. Today's technology is ever increasing, in the amount and accuracy of data layers farmer have access to when making management decisions. Variability within the field can accurately be mapped and a proper soil testing program should
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03/04/2019
Boots In The Field Report March 4, 2019
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken tackles the question of seed quality and how that can affect your plans for early planted beans.
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02/26/2019
Boots In The Field Report February 26th 2019
As planting season fast approaches, Ken tackles a question he has gotten a lot this winter: Is my current nitrogen management program adequately address the carbon penalty. Ken also discuss the ever present debate of what the best source of nitrogen is. He works through the questions that can bring
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02/18/2019
Boots In The Field Report February 18, 2019
In this week's Boots In The Field Report Ken covers the new things the crew took in while down at the 2019 National Farm Machinery Show.
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02/08/2019
Boots In The Field Report February 8, 2019
Ken takes the time during this week's Boots In The Field Report to discuss why hybrid characteristics is such a focus for Crop-Tech and the reaction to the information while presenting out on the road.
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