ST. LOUIS -- Continuous corn production presents special agronomic challenges for farmers. Monsanto is sponsoring a series of four Genuity Corn-on-Corn Clinics this summer in Nebraska, Iowa and Colorado to provide farmers with management recommendations from academics and other industry experts for maximizing yield potential associated with corn-on-corn acres.
The Clay County Regional Events Center will host the Monsanto clinic from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, July 31.
Presentations will focus on insect, fertility, disease and residue management. Each clinic will also feature a panel of farmers discussing their experiences with continuous corn production.
All four events are open to farmers at no charge and will include lunch. Farmer attendees at each event will be entered into a drawing to win a $500 Cabela's gift certificate.
Farmers can obtain additional information and register online at www.genuity.com/Corn-on-Corn-Clinic. The Clay County event schedule includes:
* Fertility Management
Kyle Freeman, New Product Development with the Mosaic Company, a leader in the phosphate and potash industry
* Insect Management
Craig Lamoureux, Monsanto Technology Development Representative
* Disease Management
Dr. Alison Robertson, Iowa State University Associate Professor/Extension Field Crop Pathologist
* Residue Management
Steve Petersen, Monsanto End Use Manager