Corn and soybean growers can learn some of the latest techniques in farming, including seeding rate adjustments, current field concerns, insect and disease problems as well as weed resistance during an Aug. 14 workshop.
The Ohio State University Extension and Southwest Ohio Corn Growers Association's Agronomy Field Day at the Fayette County Demonstration Farm runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. and focuses on corn and soybean production research. Specialist will be on hand to not only make presentations and analyze field situations but also to answer questions from the crowd.
Topics include corn and soybean responses to environment and climate change, soil density and compaction, weed resistance, cover crop management and seeding rate adjustments to optimize corn performance. The event offers farmers a chance to get their questions answered about Ohio's continuing drought situation. If you have a problem that needs attention here is your chance to ask and expert.
Continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisers will also be available. CCAs can sign attendance sheets and receive their credits.
No registration is required for the event and lunch will be provided. Health screenings by the Fayette County Health Department, Fayette County Memorial Hospital and OSU Extension experts will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. The Ohio Department of Agriculture will also hold a pesticide collection from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. bring excess and old pesticides so they can be properly disposed of.
A drawing for two $500 gift certificates will also be held for Ohio Corn Grower members.
For more information contact the Fayette County office of OSU Extension at 740-335-1150.
The Fayette County Demonstration Farm is located at 2770 State Route 38, in front of the Fayette County Airport.