Purdue Crop Chat is a regular podcast provided by the Purdue University Extension Service and Hoosier Ag Today.
Hosted by Eric Pfeiffer, a farm broadcaster from Hoosier Ag Today and featuring Purdue Extension Corn Specialist Dr. Dan Quinn and Extension Soybean Specialist Dr. Shaun Casteel.
Episode 34 - Corn, Soybean, & Wheat Management in Short Fieldwork Windows
May 19, 2022
This time around we discuss last week’s planting progress with some nice weather, but also how the weather likely won’t be favorable moving forward.
Dan and Shaun also discuss the different research trials they’re working on this year and what questions they’ll hopefully answer. Hear the podcast below!
Episode 33 - Despite Later Start, Still Time to Yield Well
On this episode, Shaun and Dan discuss the later start to the planting season. For soybeans, Casteel says, “We’ve got a lot of time left still to yield very well. I definitely like to be in late April/early May, but this is where we’re at right now and we plant to the conditions that we’ve got.”
Episode 32 - How Early is Too Early to Plant?
This is Purdue Crop Chat, a regular podcast from Hoosier Ag Today and the Purdue University Extension Service, featuring Purdue Extension soybean specialist Dr. Shaun Casteel and Extension Corn Specialist Dr. Dan Quinn. On this episode, Shaun and Dan discuss how corn is no longer king in Indiana or the US after USDA’s Prospective Plantings report last week showed that farmers will plant more soybean acres than corn, and tips for those planting beans on beans. Also, with some farmers already hitting the field (maybe to get their neighbors all riled up), how early is too early to plant?
Episode 31 - Planting for a Profit in 2022
March 14, 2022From Commodity classic in New Orleans, the new Purdue Crop Chat podcast comes from the trade show floor with host Eric Pfeiffer and Purdue Extension soybean specialist Dr. Shaun Casteel and Extension Corn Specialist Dr. Dan Quinn. On this episode, Shaun and Dan welcome Dr. Chad Lee, Extension grain crops agronomist from the University of Kentucky and Indiana farmer Mike Beard from Frankfort. Planting season is close and the specialists answer Mike’s questions and take a look at whether you can make a profit growing corn with those rising input prices this year.
Episode 30 - Soil Conservation Management
February 14, 2022Purdue Extension’s corn and soybean specialists are back for another edition of Purdue Crop Chat. Dr. Shaun Casteel and Dr. Dan Quinn are joined on this episode by Dr. Shalamar Armstrong, associate professor of soil conservation and management at Purdue, to discuss soil health practices, the impacts of certain cover crops, and the emerging carbon credit markets that are generating a lot of interest from farmers.
Episode 29 - Potential Cost Cutting Moves Amid Rising Input Costs
January 13, 2022The Purdue Crop Chat is a regular podcast from Hoosier Ag Today and the Purdue University Extension Service, featuring Purdue Extension soybean specialist Dr. Shaun Casteel and Extension Corn Specialist Dr. Dan Quinn.
USDA released their final yield numbers for 2021 on Wednesday. Shaun and Dan join host Eric Pfeiffer to give their reaction to record high Indiana yields. They also welcome Purdue Ag Economist Dr. Michael Langemeier to review 2021 and look ahead to the 2022 crop season.
Langemeier says, “Certainly 2022 won’t be as good as 2021, but I don’t think it’s going to be that different from 2020, and that’s good news.”