The 2019 West Ohio Agronomy Day will be held on Monday, January 14th at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie. A light breakfast will be available starting at 8 a.m. with a marketing update from Cargill and Sunrise Cooperative at 8:30 a.m. At 9 a.m. the program including Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification credits (Core and Categories 1, 2, and 6) and the one-hour Fertilizer Applicator Recertification Training for those who are already certified to apply commercial fertilizers will begin. In addition, Certified Crop Advisor CEUs (NM, SW, IPM, CM, and S) have been approved and Commercial Pesticide Applicator Credits in Core, 2A, and 2C have been applied for.
Once again, Purdue’s Dr. Fred Whitford will be there, this time to talk about “Mixing Chemicals: Is there a Right Order?” Also presenting will be Dr. Pierce Paul, OSU Plant Pathology on “Plant Diseases,” Dr. Kelley Tilmon, OSU Entomology with a “Field Crop Insect Update,” and Dr. Jeff Stachler, OSU Extension Educator addressing “Management of Key Weeds”and “Principles of Weed Management.” In addition, Dr. Elizabeth (Libby) Dayton, OSU Research Scientist will be updating us on the “On-Field Ohio: Use Case for the Revised Ohio Phosphorus Risk Index” and Alan Sundermeier, OSU Extension Educator will be talking about “Using Cover Crops to Manage No-Till Soil Fertility” and “Is Your Soil Alive?” Dr. Elizabeth Hawkins and Dennis Riethman (OSUE Mercer County) will be conducting the Fertilizer Applicator Recertification trainingand Amanda Bennett (OSUE Miami County) will be presenting on “Forages and Livestock,” with Sam Custer (OSUE Darke County) providing the update on “Fumigation.”
Cost for this program is $30 for Pesticide Recertification credits, $10 for Fertilizer Applicator Recertification credit ($40 for both), and $10 for the CCA credits and those coming just for the Food, Fun, Fellowship, and LOTS of Information!! To see a copy of the “tentative schedule,” visit shelby.osu.edu. Reservations can be made by contacting Debbie Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org by calling 937.498.7239.