Crop Advantage Series Improves Profits

Virgil Schmitt, Crops Field Specialist, Southeast
 

Problem Statement: 
Crop producers continue to be under economic pressure.  Profitability hinges on excellent management utilizing the most current unbiased research to evaluate and implement, if appropriate, new techniques and technologies. 
 
Programmatic Response: 
Iowa State University conducted a series of producer-oriented meetings called Crop Advantage.  One of those meetings was held in Mount Pleasant in southeast Iowa.  Sixty-two early-adapter producers attended.  The average size of operation was approximately 875 acres.
 
Impact/Outcome:  Ninety-five percent of the attendees rated the program as good or excellent.  On the average, attendees thought the information from the program would improve their profits by approximately $11.50 per acre, suggesting an average program value of over $10,000 per farm for a total value of approximately $625,000.
 

March 10, 2006
142 - Integrated Pest and Crop Management

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