West Ohio Agronomy Day (January 11) & Evening (January 19)

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The evening portion of the 2016 West Ohio Agronomy Day will be held on Tuesday, January 19th at the Days Inn (SR 47 & I-75) in Sidney.  This program will begin at 5:00 p.m. with a light supper and a marketing update from Trupointe and Cargill personnel.  We will be providing Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification credits (Core and Categories 1, 2, and 6) and Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training for those who already hold a Pesticide Applicator’s License (commercial or private).  These trainings will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and will be conducted by OSU Extension personnel.

The day-long 2016 West Ohio Agronomy Day will be held on Monday, January 11th at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie.  A light breakfast will be available starting at 8 a.m. with a marketing update from Trupointe and Cargill at 8:30 a.m.  At 9 a.m. the Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification (Core and Categories 1, 2, and 6) and the Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training for those who already hold a Pesticide Applicator’s License (commercial or private) will begin.  In addition, Certified Crop Advisor CEUs will be available.

Once again, Purdue’s Dr. Fred Whitford will be there, this time talking about “Rethinking the Sprayer Cleanout from Start to Finish.”  This year’s line-up will also see Dr. Bob Nielsen from Purdue University talking about “N for Corn:  Right Amount, Right Time, Right Cost” and “Growing That Perfect Corn;” OSU Plant Pathologist Pierce Paul presenting on “Identification and Management of Corn and Wheat Diseases;” and OSU Agricultural Engineer John Fulton talking about “Placement of Fertilizers” and other “Precision Topics.”

Farmers who want to recertify their private pesticide applicator’s license can visit http://pested.osu.edu to register online with a credit card or to download the form to pay by check. These forms can also be picked up at any Ohio Extension office.

Others who want to attend can register by contacting the Shelby County Extension office at (937) 498.7239 or emailing Debbie Brown at brown.1522@osu.edu by January 4th.  Be sure to indicate which program you wish to attend and whether you’re coming for Pesticide Applicator Recertification ($35) or just for the Fun, Food, Fellowship, and Lots of Information!! ($10).    There is an extra $5 late fee for registering after January 4th. 

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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.