PEPS Program Deadline Extended
August 4, 2005 12(22):181
Joe Lauer, Corn Agronomist
The 2005 production season has been challenging one for many farmers. Yet, this
is the kind of year to take a serious look at your production systems for corn,
soybean, and wheat. If profitability is maintained in difficult years, it will more
than likely be maintained during good years as well. he UW Agronomy Department has
offered the PEPS (Profits through Efficient Production Systems)
program for evaluating farm cropping systems since 1987. To encourage participation
in this popular program the deadline has been extended to August 20. For growers
who do not want to enter the public contest portion of the program, there is a "verification
only" option so farmers can track profitability of their own farms and still
compare their operations to other corn, soybean, and wheat producers.
The objectives of the program are:
1. To recognize the practices utilized by the most profitable growers and
to provide other growers, educators, and researchers insight into ways these producers
integrate practices into a system, and
2. To emphasize soil and water conservation, efficiency, profitability and competitiveness
vs. productivity alone.
For further information on the PEPS program, contact you county agent , seed dealer,
visit the website http://corn.agronomy.wisc.edu/PEPS.htm,
or call Colleen at (608) 262-7702. Program rules and an entry form are available
at the above website.