The Fort Wayne Farm Show is a place where farmers come to begin to make purchases for the 2019 growing season. This year, however, many growers are just walking the show having not made decisions about their plans for 2019. “I had not heard many people tip their hat on corn or soybeans for 2019,” said Rod King, with Dairyland Seeds. “I would expect to see more acres of corn. A lot of folks in this area have gone heavy on soybeans the past few years, so I would expect they would come back to the 50/50 rotation that is normal.”
King said economics have been driving crop mix decisions the past few years but now agronomics may play a bigger role. “Agronomically that 50/50 rotation is a good place to be,” said King. He feels this is a better approach from both an agronomic and economic standpoint.
Dairyland is a new name at the Fort Wayne Show. As part of the Corteve merger, Dairyland took over Broadbeck Seeds of Wabash, IN. King told HAT the merger has strengthened the seed lineup for 2019, “We have the same genetic package that we have had over the past number of years, but we can also now bring in genetics from other breeding programs and can strengthen our offerings and make them even better.” He added that the superb customer service offered by Broadbeck will continue with the Dairyland brand.
The Fort Wayne Farm Show continues through Thursday at the Coliseum in Fort Wayne.