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FIELD CROPS

June 3, 2015
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Cover Crop information resources http://www.sare.org/Learning-Center/Topic-Rooms/Cover-Crop-Topic-Room & Midwest Cover Crops Council

  Purdue Is Looking for On-Farm Trial Cooperators

The long-term objective is to develop more region- or soil-specific N rate guidelines. Conducting N rate trials on farmer's fields is the best way for us to expand our efforts and increase the database for making regional recommendations. The general protocol for such trials is to apply strips of six N rates (for example, 70-110-150-190-230 lbs/ac N), repeated at least three times across a field. Size of individual plots (a single N rate strip) can be length of field by some multiple of combine header width. Use of combine yield monitors is strongly encouraged primarily because they greatly reduce the harvesting logistics of such a trial. The general protocol for such a trial can be downloaded from the Web at http://www.agry.purdue.edu/ext/ofr/protocols.html. If you are interested in conducting on-farm N rate trials, contact Jim Camberato (765-496-9338 or jcambera@purdue.edu) or Bob Nielsen (765-494-4802 or rnielsen@purdue.edu). We will work with you to come up with the best compromise between our desires for statistical soundness and your desire for logistical simplicity.

Managing Forages Following A Droughty season and preparing cows for the Winter

This program has been archived online.  It was presented by Dr. Keith Johnson and Dr. Ron Lemenager in early December. The handouts, slides, and video can be found online at The Beef Center.

Private Applicator License - Check the number of Private Applicator Recertification Programs (PARP) you have attended by visiting the Office of the Indiana State Chemist website.  You would just search under your specific county.  You do not need to enter your license number, name, or expiration date.  There will be a list of numbers under your name.  You need to attend 3 PARP events within the 5 years prior to your expiration date, but no more than 2 in a single year.  There is a calendar online which will list PARP programs as they are approved. 

About Johnson County, Indiana Agriculture

Johnson County is located in central Indiana immediately south of the state capital Indianapolis. While Johnson County is one of the fastest growing counties in Indiana, it still has an important agricultural base.

The county land area consists of 205,000 acres, 68% of which is classified as farmland. Johnson County farmers annually grow about 55,000 acres of corn; 50,000 acres of soybeans; 7,000 acres of wheat; and 5,000 acres of hay. The remainder of the farmland is in pasture, forest and a few small acreage crops such as vegetables and small fruits. In addition to crops, Johnson County farmers also raise livestock such as hogs, dairy cattle, goats, sheep, and beef cattle. The equine industry is also prominent in the community.

To learn more about Johnson County or Indiana Agriculture see the Indiana Agricultural Statistics web page. You might also be interested in viewing the latest statistical information available through the 2007 Census of Agriculture.

Purdue Extension suggests the following links for information regarding Field Crops:

Field Crop Information and other links - This link provides links to a wide variety of Field Crops Information including information from Purdue's Departments of Agronomy, Botany & Plant Pathology, Entomology, Agricultural & Biological Engineering, and Agricultural Economics in addition to resources from selected other organizations.

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