Today, Friday, May 27, the Purdue Extension Field Crops team will host a free, public webinar and teleconference to answer questions related to delayed planting.
The team includes specialists from agronomy, botany and plant pathology, entomology and agricultural economics departments.
Topics addressed will include:
* "Safe" corn hybrid maturities to plant over the next several weeks
* When and whether or not to switch to earlier-maturity soybean varieties
* Assessing available soil nitrogen from earlier applications of N fertilizer
* Weed control issues and options for late-planted crops or late herbicide applications
* Tillage issues and options for late planting conditions
* Looking ahead to late-maturity and harvest issues
* Crop insurance points of clarification
* Economics of prevented planting or switching from corn to soybeans
The session will run 2-3 p.m. EDT. To participate, dial 866-424-5561 and follow the voice prompts. To view the online portion of the session, log on to https://gomeet.itap.purdue.edu/anrtraining.
Those planning to participate are asked to register to Zana Griffey at firstname.lastname@example.org by mid-morning on Friday so enough teleconference ports are available.
Additional delayed planting resources are available on Purdue Extension's Chat 'n Chew Cafe on the Corny News Network at www.kingcorn.org/cafe, or in Ohio State Extension's Crops Observation and Recommendation Network (C.O.R.N.) newsletter at http://corn.osu.edu.