Purdue 'Corn and Soybean Field Guide' available

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The 2010 "Corn and Soybean Field Guide" is now available from Purdue Extension.

The 22nd annual publication is an "in-field" reference guide covering topics related to corn and soybean production. In the pocket-sized publication, one can find condensed information on disease, weed and insect pest identification; nutrient deficiency and herbicide injury symptoms; and information covering general corn and soybean production practices.

Corey Gerber, director of Purdue's Crop Diagnostic Training and Research Center, said the guide provides crop production information for producers ranging from just prior to planting up to harvest.

"These guides are excellent diagnostic tools that better help producers identify issues that they may encounter in the field throughout the growing season," Gerber said.

Gerber said in the 2010 guide there have been slight changes in recommendations for herbicides, insecticides and fungicides, as well as in fertility recommendations.

The guide includes full-color photographs. Kevin Smith, editor for Purdue Agricultural Communication, said: "The guide also includes several new photographs for easier weed, insect, disease, herbicide injury and nutrient deficiency identification."

The guides cost $7 each. To order a copy, contact The Education Store at 888-EXT-INFO or visit www.extension.purdue.edu/store

Writer: Elise Brown, 765-496-7481, brown222@purdue.edu

Sources: Corey Gerber, 765-496-3755, cgerber@purdue.edu

Kevin Leigh Smith, 765-494-9558, kevlsmith@purdue.edu

Ag Communications: (765) 494-8415;

Steve Leer, sleer@purdue.edu

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