Dan Quinn

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Thanks for listening to 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.



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In a collaborative effort with Kansas State University, The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and The Ohio State University, Purdue University is looking for Indiana farmers to participate in a multi-state survey that examines farmer’s views and approaches to on-farm research.




MULTI–YEAR SUMMARY OF CORN RESPONSE TO NITROGEN FERTILIZER This report summarizes corn yield response to fertilizer nitrogen (N) rate in field–scale trials conducted around the state of Indiana since 2006. These results are applicable to N management programs that use efficient methods and timings of N fertilizer application. The Agronomic Optimum N Rate (AONR) represents the total amount of fertilizer N (including starter N) required to maximize yield, but not necessarily profit. The AONR in these trials varied among regions of the state from about 211 to 254 lbs N / ac, depending partly on soil organic matter and soil drainage characteristics. At five Purdue Ag. Centers where we conducted paired trials of corn following soybean (corn/soy) and corn following corn (corn/corn) from 2007 to 2010, the average AONR for corn/corn was 44 lbs greater than for corn/soy while average corn/corn yields were 18 bu / ac less than the[Read More…]




Purdue 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. The Purdue Crop Chat is presented by the Indiana Corn Marketing Council and Indiana Soybean Alliance. Your Indiana corn and soybean checkoff investments yesterday are paying off today. New research, new uses, demand creation — bringing dollars back to the farm. Check it out at YourCheckoff.org. Hear the full podcast.


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This report summarizes corn yield response to fertilizer nitrogen (N) rate in field-scale trials conducted around the state of Indiana since 2006. These results are applicable to N management programs that use efficient methods and timings of N fertilizer application.