Any farmer who loves a good list missed out on one fantastic presentation by Ken Ferrie at the recent CornSmart conference held recently at Guelph, Ont. Drawing conclusions from the 2012 growing season, Ferrie, an independent agronomist with Crop-Tech Consulting, ran through the seven key areas of corn production management where he feels farmers need to focus their attention in order to set up the crop to handle whatever Mother Nature decides to throw at it.
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For those who missed the conference, never fear! RealAgriculture.com’s Bern Tobin was there and asked Ken Ferrie to share his thoughts with our audience. In this episode of the Corn School, Ferrie discusses the importance of fundamentals, what technology he feels has really come into its own, the “sacredness” of the planter pass and the essential task of managing soil vertically, plus much, much more.
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