Special Report

Planning for post-drought crop

Using the current drought-stricken summer as a reference guide to planning for next growing season may not be the best policy for growers. A DuPont Pioneer crop production expert says it’s best to plan for next year by looking at long-term weather trends.

Growers should look at several seasons and rely on that information to make decisions, says Brent Wilson, DuPont Pioneer technical services manager. “We have that information that will help growers look at the big picture and really make hopefully the right decisions, not knowing what 2013 is going to look like, but still put a package of products together that fits that potential variation we might see next year,” Wilson told Brownfield Ag News at the Farm Progress Show in Boone, Iowa.

Wilson suggests that growers rely on years prior to 2012 for product selection and placement. He says making product selections based on a single year of experience may not be a sound strategy.

AUDIO: Brent Wilson (3 min. MP3)

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