“I’ve never seen farmers so undecided about what they intend to plant this late in the season.”
That comment — or something similar — has been repeated by speaker after speaker at farm shows and farmer update meetings attended by the editors of the Farm Press Publications in recent weeks.
As planting season approaches, growers seem to be torn by a host of issues ranging from the uncertain economic conditions to falling commodity prices to rainfall shortages that continue to plague some parts of the country.
To help producers assess the current situation and make those final planting decisions, Delta Farm Press and Syngenta are teaming up to bring you a Webinar: “Boost soybean yields without busting the bank: How to manage resources in a shaky economy.” (The Webinar will be conducted at 1 p.m. Central (2 p.m. Eastern) next Tuesday, March 10.)
Speakers for the Webinar will be Gus Lorenz, entomologist with the University of Arkansas; David Long, technical manager for Syngenta Seed Care; and Forrest Laws, associate publisher, Farm Press. “In an uncertain economy, decisions have to be made about where to spend and where to save,” says Forrest Laws, associate publisher. “While it may be important to cut costs, it is equally important to invest in inputs that provide value, such as a seed treatment that will help get the crop off to the best start possible for maximum yield potential.”
The webinar will cover how the economy will affect soybean growers and the decisions you make in 2009. Speakers will provide an insight into which inputs will help maximize your return on investment at the end of the season.”
For more information and to register for the Webinar, go to Boost soybean yields.