Three power-packed virtual sessions from our experts in Indiana

Be sure to join us virtually at the times below for a one-hour discussion followed by an open Q&A session. Bring all of your hardest questions!

For anyone who cannot attend one or more sessions, they will be recorded and available on-demand until March 31, 2023.

Tuesday, February 14, 10:00 am EST

Sulphur on Soybeans: When, What Form, and How Much…if Ever?

with Dr. Shaun Casteel
Moderated by Greg Stewart, Lead Agronomist at Maizex Seeds
Colour commentary from Henry Prinzen, Territory Manager at Maizex Seeds

Dr. Shaun Casteel

Associate Professor of Agronomy @Purdue University

Dr. Shaun Casteel was born and raised on the family farm in east-central Illinois. Casteel earned his Ph.D. in Soil Science (Nutrient Management) in 2009 at NC State University, and he then joined the Purdue Agronomy Department in May 2009 as the Extension Soybean and Small Grains Specialist. He addresses today’s agronomic challenges of soybean and small grains through various extension programs and applied research. Outreach efforts are to educate, train, and provide the most relevant information that enables timely and sound management decisions in these production systems. Key areas of interest include: precision management of resources and practices; integration of soil characteristics, nutrient inputs, and crop physiology; and the influence of agronomic practices on yield physiology of first crop and double crop soybean systems (winter wheat and cover crop). His practical research also extends to field scale trials with swine manure, seeding rates, and planting dates of soybean.


Wednesday, February 22 10:00 am EST

Seriously Intensive Management of Corn and Cover Crops!

with Dr. Dan Quinn
Moderated by Steve Denys, Director of Market & Product Development at Maizex Seeds
Colour commentary from Greg Stewart, Lead Agronomist at Maizex Seeds

Dr. Dan Quinn

Assistant Professor of Agronomy, Extension Corn Specialist @Purdue University

Dan grew up in a farming family in a small town in central Michigan. Dan attended Michigan State University and received both his B.S. and M.S. in Crop and Soil Sciences. During his time in Michigan, Dan worked in extension and applied field research of corn, soybean, wheat, sugarbeet, and potato cropping systems. Following the completion of his M.S., Dan travelled to the University of Kentucky to pursue a Ph.D. in Plant and Soil Science, where he studied the agronomic management of corn following a rye cover crop. Dan has worked in applied field research and extension throughout his time as graduate student before becoming the Extension Corn Specialist at Purdue University.


Tuesday, March 7  10:00 am EST

N Fixing Biologicals – A Game Changer? And if Not, What Is?                                     

with Dr. Tony Vyn
Moderated by Steve Denys, Director of Market & Product Development at Maizex Seeds
Colour commentary from Greg Stewart, Lead Agronomist at Maizex Seeds

Dr. Tony Vyn

Professor of Agronomy @Purdue University

Dr. Tony J. Vyn grew up on farms near Chatham, Ontario. He then studied biology at Trinity Christian College (Illinois) before completing three degrees at the University of Guelph, where he began as an Assistant Professor in cropping systems in the Crop Science Department in 1987. He then joined the Agronomy Department at Purdue University as Professor of Agronomy and Cropping Systems Extension Specialist in 1998. Tony’s research is focused on advancing the understanding of hybrid, plant nutrient, tillage, crop sequence, plant density, or other agronomic-factor interactions to enhance the overall efficiency/sustainability of maize production systems. His recent research themes include: (a) improving nitrogen use efficiencies, (b) hybrid era changes in plant physiology and resiliency to abiotic stress, (c) lowering greenhouse gas emissions per unit crop yield, and (d) evaluating nutrient rate, timing, and placement options for optimum maize performance in no-till and strip-till systems.