Tag: Purdue University

Is Your Farm Input Dealer Doing a Good Job?

The role of farm input salespeople has changed remarkably as farming has evolved. No longer are dealers and sales reps just order takers talking features and benefits to find the most appealing fit for farmer customers. Today, the farm dealer is an order maker who uses a combination of business knowledge and key insights to… Read more »

MYFB — Ep 17: Where Is Your Farm At Risk?

When thinking about risks to your farm, what comes to mind? Weather and market risks are usually at the top of the list, but there are many other areas where a farm business may be exposed. These risks are often unrecognized because nobody’s taken the time to go through an exercise of assessing risks and determining… Read more »

Corn School: Zone Banding Helps Manage Phosphorus Run-off

Talk of banding versus broadcasting nutrients is likely to become a much bigger conversation as Ontario works to reduce the impact farm phosphorous on the Great Lakes. In this Corn School episode, Purdue University professor Tony Vyn offers insights on why he feels farmers should consider banding nutrients as apposed to broadcasting. While attending the… Read more »

Corn School – Making the Most of Your Drought Tolerant Hybrids

Everyone has an aunt or an uncle or someone that uses “blanket” terminology. You know what I mean, they call blu rays and CD’s DVD’s or call all mp3 players “iPods”. We’re all guilty of it on some level, but the truth is terminology is important. Just ask Tony Vyn about using the terms “drought… Read more »

Corn School: Potassium Stratification & Split N Applications in a Dry Year

Potassium is critical for in-plant water management, which means that adequate levels of the nutrient at various depths is a key component of how well a crop handles drought stress. While no one can accurately predict a drought, managing overall soil health and nutrient levels is a great way to add some drought risk management… Read more »

Corn School – Managing Your Corn Crop For Drought Tolerance – Tony Vyn

The 2012 drought that hit Ontario producers hard, hit Indiana farmers even harder. So hard in fact that it was one of the worst yielding crop years on record. That number being relative to what’s expected given technology and management practices of the time. Needless to say, that puts drought tolerance as an issue that’s… Read more »

Corn School: What Impact Will the Mild Winter Have on Plant Disease

In this episode of the Corn School we continue to look at the potential issues that could arise from this year’s mild winter. This time around we look at the sphere of disease and what producers should be aware of as we head toward planting. To do that, we spoke to Purdue University Plant Pathologist… Read more »

Corn School – What Impact Will the Mild Winter Have on Spring Weed Control?

In some areas of Canada winter was practically non-existent. From a visual absence of snow to a prolonged period of warmer than normal temperatures, it was definitely an oddball season.  Many producers are struggling with whether or not they need to start planting and get the season started. In this episode of the Corn School,… Read more »

Decision Making Under Uncertainty – Dr. Allan Gray

At the Syngenta G32 Summit I had the opportunity to interview Dr. Allan Gray from Purdue University.  With the increased volatility in the marketplace producers must be much more aware and conscious of the risk dynamics.  I have always found that risk is a very difficult topic to discuss because everyone has a different risk profile.  What seems risky… Read more »