Northwest Ohio Corn & Soybean Day

The annual Northwest Ohio Corn & Soybean Day is scheduled for Friday, January 20th in Founders Hall at Sauder Village in Archbold from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The program has a variety of speakers, a farmer to farmer panel made up of local producers and nearly 30 exhibitors sharing information on management practices for the 2017 crop production season. This year’s Corn/Soybean Day offers the 3 hour Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training, (FACT), pesticide applicator credits for private and commercial applicators and CCA credits.

 

Topics for the day include:

Managing for Western Bean Cutworm - Dr. Chris DiFonzo, MSU Entomologist

The Toledo Waterways Initiative - Chuck Campbell, Toledo Division of Water Treatment

Ear Molds, Stalk Rots and Leaf Diseases in Corn - Dr. Pierce Paul, OSU Plant Pathology

On Farm Research for Nitrogen Management - Eric Richer, OSU Extension Educator, Fulton County

Phosphorus Management in the Western Lake Erie Basin - Glen Arnold, OSU Field Specialist

Quality Soil Sampling Procedures - Sarah Noggle, OSU Extension Educator, Paulding County

 

The following continuing education credits for pesticide and fertilizer applicators are offered throughout the day:

• Fertilizer Applicator Certification Training: 3 hours, which will fulfill the requirement for applicators who do not have a Pesticide Applicator license. Fertilizer applicators and farmers who apply their own fertilizer are required to have this training by September 30, 2017.

• Private Pesticide Applicators: 1.5 hours for Category 1 (Grain and Cereal Crops)

• Commercial: .5 hours of 2D, and 1 hour of 2A

• Michigan: 5 hours

• Certified Crop Advisers: 5.5 hours IPM, SW, CM, NM, MM

 

Pre-registration is $40 and should be postmarked by January 11th. Later registrations and at the door registrations are $60, space permitting. A more detailed agenda and registration information can be found at http://fulton.osu.edu. Contact Eric Richer, Extension Educator, Agriculture & Natural Resources, 419-337-9210 or richer.5@osu.edu for more information.

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