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Agribusiness: Dulaney Seed’s Profit Workshop

“This was not your typical field day,” said one of nearly 100 Mid-South farmers who attended the Dulaney Seed’s Summer Profit Workshop at the company’s headquarters in Clarksdale, Miss.

Dulaney Seed owner Terry Dulaney said, “We work hard to go the extra mile with our farmers throughout the year. Our Summer Profit Workshop was no exception. With a firm focus on agronomics, economics and innovative management of the crop, we’re helping Mid-South farmers reach and exceed yield goals and improve profitability on every acre. Our farmers are achieving this through year-round, intensive focus on every phase of crop production.”

During the workshop, growers attended group sessions and break-out groups. Intensive sessions were presented on pre-harvest management tips by AgVenture yield specialist Shane Bray of Lake Providence, La., and Doug Hartz, Harco/Hartz Farm Management of Stuttgart, Ark.

Bray said, “We offered farmers a series of management techniques to help them maximize their profits before, during and after harvest. Proper combine and grain management at storage time can literally add thousands to the farmer’s bottom line.”

AgVenture lead agronomist Wayne Dulaney provided a set of rigorous assessment tools for managing in-season plant health. In addition, he advised farmers on the best strategies for post-harvest fertility management. He told the group, “Beyond this year’s harvest, we work with our farmers to manage each input more effectively. Fertility management requires an on-going involvement in the crop’s nutrient resources. We want each farmer to be best prepared to capture every bushel possible.”

Mississippi AgVenture yield specialists Stephen Lary and Dusty Ward presented sessions focused on plant stands, a crucial component in achieving higher yield goals. Lary said, “Correct spacing and even emergence are the first steps toward maximizing profit. We want to assure each plant has an adequate environment to perform to its full genetic potential.”

Ward presented information on the full regiment of products in the Dulaney Seed’s AgVenture Brand lineup.

Terry Dulaney concluded, “We were very impressed with the focus our farmers brought to the workshop. This level of professional commitment to producing a crop is definitely helping them improve yields and maximize their operations’ profitability. Several farmers have followed up with us since the workshop to make plans for next season’s crop. We’re looking forward to helping them achieve and exceed their yield goals.”

For additional information contact Dulaney Seed, Inc., 6933 Sunflower School Rd., Clarksdale, Miss. 38614 or visit http://www.dulaneyseed.com.

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