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 email@example.com) or Bob Nielsen (765-494-4802 or firstname.lastname@example.org). We will work with you to come up with the best compromise between our desires for statistical soundness and your desire for logistical simplicity.
Ag Newsletter - Jan/Feb/Mar 2011- The following information below was included in the Ag Newsletter. It has been linked to the pertinent information for any further information which was included in the newsletter.
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This program has been archived online.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.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 Programs to be held at Scott Hall, Johnson County Fairgrounds
7:30 AM - Farmer's Share Breakfast - $1/person for breakfast and announcement of Johnson County Farm Family of the Year
9:30-11:40 AM - Private Applicator Recertification Program (PARP) $10/person, registration on site. Please make sure to bring your Private Applicator's License with you. Topics to be covered include Fertilizer application regulations, Weed Management update, and Expectations from insects this year post- drought.
11:45 AM -1:00 PM - Lunch provided by Premier Ag
Bull Breeding Soundness Evaluation - Saturday, March 23, 2013
Testing begins at 8:30 AM by appointment only! The exams will be performed by Dr. Jerry Rusch, Spring Mill Vet. Services (For specific questions on bull age/size call him at 812-849-4525). The evaluations will be performed at the Keegan Poe Farm, 1108 W. 200 N., Franklin, IN 46131. The cost is $35/animal. To schedule your bulls for evaluation, contact the Purdue Extension Johnson County office at 317-736-3724.
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.