Purdue Crop Chat is a regular podcast from the Purdue University Extension Service and Hoosier Ag Today, featuring Purdue Extension Corn Specialist Dr. Bob Nielsen and Extension Soybean Specialist Dr. Shaun Casteel.
On the latest Purdue Crop Chat podcast, Purdue Extension corn specialist Dr. Bob Nielsen and soybean specialist Dr. Shaun Casteel discuss how crops are developing across the state, this hot, dry forecast, and how they’re using drones to scout fields.
Episode 5 - Reaction to Weekend Freeze.mp3
Nielsen and Casteel are joined by state climatologist Dr. Beth Hall and Extension forage specialist Dr. Keith Johnson on this Purdue Crop Chat. Hall discusses the record-breaking nature of this past weekend’s freeze and a very wet forecast ahead while Johnson talks about making wheat into forage based on freeze damage.
Episode 4 - Are Soil Temperatures Right for Planting.mp3
Episode 4 addresses the ramp up of planting across Indiana and considerations for seeds going into soil that isn’t quite warm enough for establishing the best stands. Purdue Extension corn specialist Dr. Bob Nielsen says planting now certainly lines up with historical planting dates. HAT chief meteorologist Ryan Martin weighs in.
Episode 3 - Your Weed Management Program.mp3
On this episode Drs. Nielsen and Casteel welcome Purdue Extension Weed Science specialist, Dr. Bill Johnson. Bill gets deep in the weeds to discuss managing problematic weeds in fields that were prevent plant acres from 2019 and more.
Episode 2 - COVID-19 Implications.mp3
The 2nd Purdue Crop Chat podcast is here to address implications of COVID-19 on farming. Purdue Extension corn and soybean specialists Dr. Bob Nielsen and Dr. Shaun Casteel try to shed some light on where planting prospects are now, related to the effects of the pandemic. Nielsen says seed supplies right now are adequate based on conversations he is having.
Episode 1 - Welcome to Purdue Crop Chat.mp3
On this very first podcast, Dr. Bob Nielsen and Dr. Shaun Casteel discuss recovering from not only last year’s growing season, but 2018 as well, and improving your profit margin in 2020 and beyond.