The Ohio AgriBusiness Association (OABA) and the Ohio Soybean Association (OSA) have joined forces to offer a one-of-a-kind event series: the Ohio Weed Resistance Workshops. The workshop program will be presented at three events across the state on, February 28, February 29 and March 1, 2012 and is being offered at no cost to participants.
“OABA is happy we could join with the Ohio Soybean Association and, along with the support of all of our sponsors, put on these workshops,” said Christopher Henney, OABA President and CEO. “This is a great opportunity for both farmers and custom applicators who have dealt with herbicide resistance in the past and farmers who might be experiencing it for the first time get up to speed on the current state of weed resistance in Ohio and get insight into future projections, as well as learn about how best to manage it and how to utilize latest technologies that can help.”
Presenters will include researchers Dr. Mark Loux and Tony Dobbels of The Ohio State University Department of Horticulture and Crop Science. Representatives from Monsanto and other experts in weed resistance round out the program. In addition to individual speaker presentations, the events will feature a panel discussion with Q&A. CCA credits for the sessions have been applied for; additional information regarding the program will be provided as it becomes available.
All three workshops will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 12:30 p.m. and will be followed by a lunch. The dates and locations are as follows:
Workshop 1—February 28, 2012
Ohio Agricultural Research & Development Center
1680 Madison Avenue, Wooster, OH 44691
Workshop 2—February 29, 2012
The Fawcett Center
2400 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, Ohio 43210
Workshop 3—March 1, 2012
601 North Main St., Bluffton, Ohio 45817
To RSVP, go to OABA’s website at www.oaba.net.