West Ohio Agronomy Day-January 10th

The January 10, 2011 West Ohio Agronomy Day has daytime and evening sessions for the convenience of farmers, agricultural businesses and crop consultants. St. Michael’s Hall in Ft. Loramie, Ohio is the location of this event, designed to offer a comprehensive crop production agenda while providing private and commercial pesticide re-certification credits as well as CEU’s for Certified Crop Advisors.

Believe it or not; agriculture’s use of phosphorus is headline news! Ohio State University Extension’s soil fertility expert Dr. Robert Mullen plans to explain the science behind the attachment of P to soil particles at the January 10 West Ohio Agronomy Day. Plan to attend the program at St. Michael’s Hall in Ft. Loramie to also benefit from Purdue’s corn specialist Dr. Bob Nielsen’s advice on hybrid selection and plant pathologist Dr. Kiersten Wise’s crop disease control strategies with seed treatments and fungicides. OSU’s Dr. Ron Hammond will address insect issues with corn, soybeans, wheat and alfalfa and Mullen plans to share comments on best investment of your fertilizer dollars.

Doors open at 8am for the day session and 5pm for the evening session, particularly important if you want to catch the 8:30am and 5:30pm grain marketing sessions. Additional subjects, to be presented by local Extension personnel and other speakers, weather data systems, timely planter and drill adjustments, FSA’s new Conservation Loan Program and a Grand Lake St. Mary’s update.

The base registration fee includes food, handouts and a copy of an Extension publication such as the 2011 Weed Control Guide for Ohio and Indiana, the Corn, Soybean, Wheat and Alfalfa Field Guide or the new Purdue Forage Field Guide. For additional cost, private and commercial pesticide applicators earn re-certification credits and Certified Crop Advisors can obtain up to five-and-one-half CEU’s.

The pre-registration base fee is only $10 if received by January 6. For more information or to register go to the website and scroll down to the Agronomy Day brochure, or contact Roger Bender at 937.498.7239 or email bender.5@cfaes.osu.edu.

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