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Conservation Tillage & Technology Conference

The Conservation Tillage & Technology Conference (CTC) will soon be upon us.  This year it will be held Tuesday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 4 at Ohio Northern University in Ada.  Each year the CTC gives farmers and crop consultants an opportunity to not only catch up on the latest conservation tillage information, but also serves as a valuable source of up-to-date Cover Crop and Soil Health programming in addition to the traditional Corn University and Soybean School programs which bring participants to this annual conference looking for ways to increase crop production efficiencies while stretching that bottom line.

Also, as a feature this year, the CTC will be having concurrent sessions on Precision Seeding and Placement along with Big Data usage from farm fields to farm machinery to effective use in making management decisions.  Besides these exciting new topics, Certified Crop Advisors and farmers alike won’t want to miss out on Advanced Scouting sessions.  The Ohio Ag Nutrients Law will be another focus area this year as experts will be addressing the issue of how to solve the Phosphorus and Nitrogen problem and what the best management practices are for Nutrient Management.  Strategies will be discussed for keeping the nutrients in the field where they can increase crop yields, while helping to keep them out of our lakes and waterways.

Outside of the many presentations, participants will be able to network with other producers and exhibitors.  Over 40 company representatives will be on hand to share the latest agribusiness innovations, products, and technologies available on the market.  If the two days of the CTC aren't enough for you, make plans to attend a day early to participate in the biofuels and bioproducts session or stay a day later to get your fertilizer certificate from the 3-hour Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training.  It’s no secret that this conference offers plenty of CCA and CLM credits, including 10 hours of Nutrient Management and 10 hours of Soil & Water continuing education.  Go to: to check out the complete schedule and spend time at the Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference this year.  Those who register by the early bird deadline of February 21 will be able to take advantage of discounted registration fees. We hope you will choose to join us and over 900 others for this innovative and cutting edge program.

Crop Observation and Recommendation Network

C.O.R.N. Newsletter is a summary of crop observations, related information, and appropriate recommendations for Ohio crop producers and industry. C.O.R.N. Newsletter is produced by the Ohio State University Extension Agronomy Team, state specialists at The Ohio State University and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC). C.O.R.N. Newsletter questions are directed to Extension and OARDC state specialists and associates at Ohio State.