Because of the hot and dry conditions which are persisting throughout the Midwest and much of the country, the American Society of Agronomy (ASA) is offering a free webinar on Wednesday, July 11.
Five panelists have been confirmed for the presentation set to begin at noon (CDT).
Scheduled presenters are University of Wisconsin Extension Service soybean and wheat specialist Shawn Conley, University of Illinois crop scientist Emerson Nafziger, University of Kentucky grain crop agronomist Chad Lee, climatologist Brian Fuchs of the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska, and Tim Hoffmann of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's risk management agency.
The speakers will discuss such drought-related topics as assessing the condition of crops, management ideas for various situations, risk management and crop insurance. A question and answer session will follow.
Organizers note that many farmers are facing conditions that they have not experienced for many years.
Pre-registration is required for the webinar.
Register by going on the coolbean.info web site or contact Michele Lovejoy at the ASA by phone at 608-268-4953 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.