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Western ARS Agronomy Field Day

The Western ARS Agronomy Field Day will be held July 18th from 9 AM to 3 PM. No charge this year as we are soliciting sponsors to offset that cost. Lunch is included, and we will of course have our in-season updates as well as talk about some on-going research. The location is the Western Agricultural Research Station at 7721 So. Charleston Pike, South Charleston south of I-70 and just west of the Ohio 54 and SR 41 intersection or from the west exit from I-71 onto SR 41, south, drive about 4 miles and you will see the station on the right. The OSU/OARDC Western Agricultural Research Station is one of three agronomy research stations across the state. 

Topics and speakers include: 

  • Keynote speaker: Robert Mullen, Chief Agronomist with Nutrien. Robert has much Ohio and international experience and will share his insights.
  • Weed Challenges this Season – Mark Loux
    • And back by popular demand is the mode of action weed screen plots. Walk through them and see what happened and why. 
  • Ohio Soil Fertility Research Update; leading to the new fertilizer recommendations to come out later this season - Steve Culman 
  • Water Quality and Fertilizer Application Research update; this work is what will bring the new P-Index to Ohio - Libby Dayton
  • Precision Planting and Smart Seed Firmers - Alex Lindsey
    • Can knowing your organic matter, soil temperature and soil type help you make seed depth decisions at planting?
  • Disease and Insect Scouting School – Kelley Tilmon, Anne Dorrance, Pierce Paul, and Andy Michel
    • This class to close out the day, will be hands on help for mid-season scouting of insects and diseases. Want to know what else may pop up this summer? You will learn from the experts.
  • CCA continuing education credits will be available.

Pre-registration for the field day is required by July 11, 2018. Registration online at, by email to Joe Davlin, or Harold Watters, For more information or to register by phone call the farm at 937 462-8016.