Tag: Ken Ferrie

Corn School: Who are the Most Profitable Corn Growers?

Who are the most profitable corn growers? The answer to this question is really quite simple, says Ken Ferrie, one of North America’s leading agronomists and crop consultants. The most profitable corn growers are those who most effectively manage the big three crop production variables: sunlight, water, and nutrients. An independent agronomist, the Illinois-based Ferrie… Read more »

Corn School: 3 Planter Flubbs to Avoid & The One Thing you MUST do this Year

Ken Ferrie wants you to slow the planter down. And then stop. Yes, really.  While the planting season is a hectic one, rushing, especially in wet conditions, is a recipe for disaster. Ferrie, an independent agronomist, wants farmers to slow down and better match planter speed to planting conditions. What’s more, he wants you to… Read more »

Corn School – Letting the Roots Tell the Story

It’s easy to see what’s going on with your corn crop above ground. You can see things like changes in colour, difference in height, physical damage. When it comes to a diagnosis however, in most cases it pays to start looking underground. Root analysis can keep you from throwing good money after bad. Adding nutrients… Read more »

Corn School: Ken Ferrie & the 7 Key Management Areas for Top Yield

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… Read more »

Corn School – The Fundamentals Behind 300 Bushel Corn – Ken Ferrie

Producers are beginning to aggressively chase 300 bushel corn. As elusive as it may seem, all the elements are there to make it a reality. Genetics, planting strategies and all the inputs and fungicides are necessary to get where we need to be are more readily available to producers than they ever before in history…. Read more »