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Western Agronomy Field Day

The College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University will hold a Western Agronomy Field Day July 15, offering farmers, farm managers, certified crop advisors and other industry professionals an opportunity to learn more about new agronomic technologies, organizers said.

The field day is sponsored by Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center and the Ohio Soybean Council, said Joe Davlin, manager of the Western Agricultural Research Station. The research station is part of OARDC.

OSU Extension and OARDC are the outreach and research arms, respectively, of the college.

“The field day is designed to educate producers and agribusiness personnel involved in producing and protecting agricultural commodities about the potential threats for this growing season, and how to apply new technology toward successful agricultural production,” he said.

Topics to be addressed during the field day include:

* Manganese foliar applications on soybeans.

* Issues with seed corn maggots and corn rootworm.

* Seeding depth and hydraulic down pressure on precision planting equipment.

* Cover crop inter-seeding into emerged corn.

* Reducing questionable inputs for increased profits.

* Phosphorus and potassium fertilization trials in Ohio.

The event will offer certified crop advisor continuing education credits, Davlin said.

Registration is $20 and includes a wagon tour and a lunch. For more information or to register, contact Harold Watters at 937-599-4227 or watters.35@osu.edu, or Davlin at 937-462-8016 or davlin.1@osu.edu.

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