OSU Extension to Hold NW Ohio Precision Ag Day and “Fert-Cert” August 4th

Farmers and crop consultants interested in seeing the latest nutrient application equipment for corn, soybeans and wheat are encouraged to attend the Tuesday, August 4th Northwest Ohio Precision Ag Technology Day at Fulton Co Fairgrounds in Wauseon.  This year’s field operation of interest is precision nutrient management. The event will qualify as a full, 3 hour “fert-cert” to comply with Ohio Senate Bill 150 regulations.  The event will also offer at least 4 hours of Certified Crop Advisor credits, including Soil/Water and Nutrient Management.

In the morning, producers will hear sessions on phosphorus management with Dr. Steve Culman, the new OSU Extension Soil Fertility Specialist, nitrogen timing and placement strategies with Dr. John Fulton, the new OSUE Precision Ag Specialist and a session on nitrogen rate and source considerations by Eric Richer, OSUE Fulton County.  The morning will wrap up with a panel discussion by retailers and service providers who are using nitrogen management models.  Again, the 8:30 am to lunch sessions will qualify as a “fert-cert” for those with or without a pesticide license.

In the afternoon, there will be live nutrient management demonstrations from Case IH (Archbold Equipment), John Deere (Kenn-Feld Group), Salford/Yetter (Paul Martin & Sons), Unverferth and Orthman Strip Tiller (Greenfield Ag).  Demonstration will focus exclusively on nutrient placement and timing. 

This event is from 8 am to 3:30 pm and open to the public.  Registration is $25 prior to July 31st or on site for $40. For a complete agenda and registration form, seewww.fulton.osu.edu. Credit card payment is available online athttp://pested.osu.edu/NutrientEducation/training-NW.html. The Fulton County Fairgrounds are located at 8591 State Route 108, Wauseon, OH 43567. Questions related to this program can be directed to richer.5@osu.edu or call the Fulton County OSU Extension office at 419-337-9210.

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