Wet conditions have made planting a challenge for farmers across Iowa. According to the United States Department of Agriculture-National Agricultural Statistics Service, 70% of Iowa’s expected corn crop has been planted and 27% of the expected soybean crop, as of May 20.

With June around the corner, farmers have questions about late planting or prevented planting options. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will host a webinar on May 24 at 9 a.m. to address these concerns and questions. ISU Extension and Outreach field agronomists Virgil Schmitt and Rebecca Vittetoe will discuss late planting options and considerations for both corn and soybean. The webinar will also include a discussion on crop insurance and prevented planting policies and considerations by ISU Extension and Outreach farm management specialist Ryan Drollette. The webinar can be accessed through the following link:  https://connect.extension.iastate.edu/lppp/.

The webinar is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required. The webinar will be recorded and uploaded online to  https://iastate.box.com/v/delayed-prevent-plant-webinar for those unable to join the webinar live.

For more information or questions, contact Drollette at 319-337-2145 or drollett@iastate.edu; Schmitt at 563-260-3721 or vschmitt@iastate.edu; or Vittetoe at 319-653-4811 or rka8@iastate.edu.

We also recommend that you check out Iowa Farm Bureau's full prevented planting and late period planting return comparison tool.