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

Those planning to participate are asked to register to Zana Griffey at 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, or in Ohio State Extension's Crops Observation and Recommendation Network (C.O.R.N.) newsletter at