Indiana: Using Dicamba Products in 2019

🕔Jan 22, 2019You’ll probably be hearing from a variety of sources about how to safely and legally use post-emergent dicamba products in 2019. These include Engenia (BASF), Fexapan (Corteva/DuPont), and Xtendimax(Bayer/Monsanto). My purpose today […]

Indiana: 10 Farm Succession Planning Workshops in Jan., Feb.

🕔Jan 14, 2019Purdue Extension will offer 10 regional workshops on succession planning this winter. These meetings will teach family farm businesses how to plan for a transfer to the next generation.  Subjects explored […]

Soybeans: SCN Resistance is Increasing Even on Reliable Varieties – DTN

🕔Jan 10, 2019Think of soybean cyst nematode (SCN) like blood pressure. Doctors take blood pressure readings and based on the numbers, decide if and how to manage the problem.  Similarly, The SCN […]

Indiana: Upcoming Conference Focuses On Improving Farm Profitability

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🕔Jan 2, 2019Looking for ways to improve farm profitability? Register for and attend the Purdue Top Farmer Conference scheduled for Friday, January 11 in West Lafayette. Attendees can choose from one of […]

Industrial Hemp Holds Promise for Growers but Where Do You Start?

🕔Jan 2, 2019The new Farm Bill’s legalization of hemp as an agricultural crop may have some farmers eager to try the new crop. But Indiana’s state chemist suggests that farmers will need […]

ARC Farm Program Failed in 2017, State-by-State Examination – Commentary

🕔Dec 27, 2018A couple of weeks ago, a reader from Iowa wrote us, “I stopped into the Farm Service Agency office today…to see if there would be any farm subsidies this year, […]

Indiana: Cover Crops And Weed Seeds – Make Sure Your Cereal Rye Seed Is Tested

🕔Dec 24, 2018Cover crops have increased in interest and acres planted substantially in the past decade.  Indiana has now had three consecutive years of over one million acres of cover crops planted.  […]

Indiana: Purdue Top Farmer Conference, West Lafayette, Jan. 10

🕔Dec 20, 2018The Purdue Top Farmer conference, a management program for farmers that features faculty and staff experts from Purdue’s Center for Commercial Agriculture, will take place on Jan. 11 at the Beck Agricultural […]

Dicamba Rules: Patchwork of State Cut-Off Dates Confusing – DTN

🕔Dec 14, 2018Pick a state, any state, and chances are the rules for dicamba use there could differ from its neighbors next year.

Indiana Corn: How Effective Are Sulfur Applications at Boosting Yields?

🕔Dec 7, 2018Sulfur (S) deficiency is becoming more common in Indiana crops because S emissions from coal-fired power plants have decreased over the past few decades and, thus, so has atmospheric S […]

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