2016 Central Ohio Agronomy School “The Nuts & Bolts about Corn & Soybean Production”

The 2016 Central Ohio Agronomy School will be held on Monday evenings, beginning on Monday January 25 through Monday February 29, from 6:30 –9:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Ag Services Building, 1025 Harcourt Rd., Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050.   This six-week program will provide the attendees with the most comprehensive, up-to-date crop production and agricultural technology information available today.  This school is designed with everyone in mind; part-time or full-time producer, beginner or CCA agronomist.  Within each subject area we will teach the basic concepts and progress to the most advanced agronomic principles.

Topics include:

  • January 25 –  World Grains Outlook, Grain Marketing in Ohio – Dr. Matt Roberts
  • February 1 –  Precision Ag Technology, Aerial Imaging – Dr. John Fulton, Tim Norris
  • February 8 –
    • Manure, Manure, Manure – What Is The Economic Value, How Much Is Really Available, Developing A Manure Recommendation – Glen Arnold, Field Specialist, OSU Extension
    • Nitrogen - Is There an “Economical Rate”, OSU Nitrogen Study Research Results. Greg LaBarge, Field Specialist, OSU Extension
  • February 15 –
    • New Spray Nozzle Technology, Live “Hands-on” Demonstration of new sprayer nozzles - Dr. Erdal Ozkan
    • Variable Rate Farm Leases – Barry Ward
  • February 22 -  Weed Control - Dr. Mark Loux, OSU Extension. Palmer Amaranth – It’s Getting Real Close, Weed Identification, Weed control update for 2016
  • February 29 –  Ohio Field Crop Disease Update – Dr. Anne Dorrance, Dr. Pierce Paul. To Spray Or Not To Spray, Fungicide Efficiency, Evaluating Corn and Soybean Disease Ratings
  • March 7 -  Weather Make Up Date

This school will provide:

  • 15 continuing education credits (CEU’s) for Certified Crop Advisers,
    •   M.M. 1.5,  P.D. 3.5, I.P.M. 6.5, C.M. 2.5, S&W 1.0.
  • 8.5 hours of Commercial Pesticide Credits – (applied for)
    •   Core– 1.5 Hours, 2C - 2 Hours, 2A –3.5 Hours, 10C—1.5 Hours
  • 8.5 hours of Private Pesticide Recertification Credits - (applied for)
    • Core - 1.5 Hours, Category 1– 4.5 Hours, Category 2- 1 Hour, Category 6—1.5 Hours

Registration costs vary due to CUE credits and pesticide applicator credits.

This program is sponsored by The Ohio State University Extension, AgInfoTech, B&B Farm Service, Beck’s, Central Ohio Farmers CO-OP, Channel, Ohio Soybean Council and Seed Consultants.

For more information contact the OSU Extension Office in Knox County (740-397-0401).  The following link will provide more information for this program.  http://knox.osu.edu/news/2016-central-ohio-agronomy-school

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About the C.O.R.N. Newsletter

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.