The annual Northwest Ohio Corn & Soybean Day is scheduled for Friday, January 19th in Founders Hall at Sauder Village in Archbold from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The program has a variety of speakers, a farmer/retailer re-certification credits and nearly 30 exhibitors sharing information on management practices for the 2018 crop production season. This year’s Corn/Soybean Day offers the three-hour Pesticide applicator re-certification (CORE, 1, 2, 6) plus one hour of re-certification for fertilizer applicators (15) as well as 4 hours of Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) credits.
Topics and speakers for the day include:
Palmer, Dicamba and New Traits - Dr. Mark Loux, OSUE State Weeds Specialist
Economic Impact of the Clemens Processing Plant - Garth Ruff, OSU Extension, Henry County
Right Placement: Precision Nutrient & Sprayer Application - Dr. John Fulton, OSUE State Precision Ag Specialist
Ohio Farm Bureau Update - Adam Sharp, Executive Vice President, Ohio Farm Bureau
Rotation and Cover Crops – Impacts on Nutrient Management - Dr. Emerson Nafziger, University of Illinois, Corn Production Specialist
A Phytopthora and Pythium Primer - John Schoenhals, OSU Extension, Williams County
Fumigation Update - Bruce Clevenger, OSU Extension, Defiance County
The following continuing education credits for pesticide and fertilizer applicators are offered throughout the day:
- Private Pesticide Applicator Re-certification: 3 hours in categories Core, 1, 2, and 6.
- Commercial Pesticide Applicator Re-certification: 3 hrs in categories Core, 2A, 2C, 10C
- Fertilizer Applicator Re-certification (Private & Commercial): 1 hr category 15p/15c
- Michigan: 4 hours
- Certified Crop Advisors: 5 hours CM, IPM, NM, and PD
Pre-registration is $35 and should be postmarked by January 10th. Later registrations and at the door registrations are $50, space permitting. Registration includes coffee/rolls, lunch, and speaker materials. A more detailed agenda, list of sponsors and registration information can be found by clicking here. Contact Eric Richer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources, 419-337-9210 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.