The Conservation Tillage Conference will be March 6-7, 2018 at Ohio Northern University in Ada. The full program, registration details, CCA and CLM credits, maps, and more are on the website: ctc.osu.edu.
The program has more than 60 speakers including 11 from USDA, 30 OSU folks, several from 9 other universities, plus industry experts and farmers.
David Montgomery, a well-known author and speaker from the U. of Washington, will give the keynote based on two of his books, “From Dirt to Regenerative Agriculture.” He will also speak later during one of four concurrent sessions, the special 2-day program on Healthy Soils for Healthy Waters, held in the Chapel.
A Tuesday session on Nutrient Management, organized by Glen Arnold and Amanda Douridas, OSU Extension, has ten presentations including legal issues, manure application mistakes, drag hose research, response to sulfur, and the impact of big rains on Lake Erie. Two other Tuesday sessions are Corn University and Precision Ag & Digital Technologies.
Although the General session starts at 9:00, two of the concurrent sessions begin at 8:00 and break for the keynote speech. The March 7 (Wednesday) lineup of concurrent sessions includes: the second day of Healthy Soils for Healthy Waters; Soybean School; Water Quality Research and BMPs; Alternative Crops (half day); and Management of Atypical Pests (half day). Two start at 8:00, the other two at 8:30. The new session on alternative crops includes barley, hops, blueberries, honeybees and woodlot management. The “atypical pests” include slugs, voles, geese, deer and invasive plants.
Do you need training for applying dicamba? As a benefit for our CTC attendees, Monsanto will provide a training session, both days, from 1:00 to 2:30, in another room at the McIntosh Center. Sign up at: www.roundupreadyxtend.com/training.
You can register for CTC online or by mail. Advance registration is: $85 for both days or $65 for one. For mail, please send by Feb. 24; online registration is available until March 1. The website is: ctc.osu.edu.
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