For those of you located in the late planting areas of Indiana and/or Eastern Corn Belt, the Purdue Field Crops Extension group will be hosting a combined teleconference / Webinar Friday, 27 May, 2 p.m. (EST) to address some of the current issues involved with this season's late planting of corn and soybean.
Given what appears to be a possible break in this rainy weather forecast for the next 7 to 10 days, Purdue experts thought it would be useful to address some of the questions growers may yet be asking in preparation for their eventual return to planting these crops.
Among the questions / topics that addresses will be...
- "Safe" corn hybrid maturities to plant over the next several weeks
- When or whether to switch to earlier-maturity soybean varieties
- Assessing available soil nitrogen from earlier applications of N fertilizer
- Weed control issues / options for late planted or late herbicide applications
- Tillage issues / options for late planting conditions
- Looking ahead to late maturity and harvest issues
- Crop insurance points of clarification
- Relative economics of prevented planting or switching from corn to soybean
The online / phone session will last for one hour.
This will allow you to view any information that is presented as slides or Web sites during the meeting. You can also type in questions to the presenters in the meeting room's "chat" box.
To access the teleconference portion of the session, please dial this toll-free number 1-866-424-5561
and follow the voice prompts. If you do not have access to the Web, you can simply participate in the teleconference part of the meeting.
Please let us know whether you plan to participate in the meeting by contacting Zana Griffey at firstname.lastname@example.org
no later than mid-morning Friday (tomorrow). We have a limited number of "ports" on the teleconference system, but could increase that number if necessary.
Following the session, we will post a link to the archived audio/visual session on the Web at the Chat 'n Chew Cafe and at the Late Planting Web site below.
Remember that you can access quite a few newsletter articles relevant to late planting issues on the Web at http://www.kingcorn.org/cafe/lateplanting