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Field Crops 



Owen County encompasses 385 square miles of land in West Central Indiana.  The county is home to roughly 570 farms.  In 2007, 53,510 acres of the county was designated cropland.  Owen County is ranked 81st in the state in terms of acres of cropland.  The average farm size was estimated at 154 acres.  

As of 2010, crop production was estimated at the following levels: 

Corn             3,147,000 bushels      Ranked 77th in the state
Soybeans       1,053,400 bushels      Ranked 78th in the state
Wheat               59,100 bushels       Ranked 67th in the state
Alfalfa                 5,900 bushels      Ranked 62nd in the state

Have a question about crop production?  Ask the Owen County Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, Jenna Smith at smith535@purdue.edu

There are a number of issues involved with working on a farm.  To help locate field crop information quicker, it has been organized into six categories. Please select the appropriate category to fit your needs.


Farm Management

Corn Production

Forage Production

Soybean Production

Wheat Production

Private Applicator Information (PARP) - Pesticide Info

Resources for Managing or Assessing Drought-Damaged Field Crops




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.

Farm Safety Information


Farm Safety