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West Ohio Agronomy Day

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 (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) and Commercial Pesticide Applicator Credits (Core, 2A, and 2C) have been approved. The program will conclude at 4 p.m.

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?”  

You can find a copy of our “tentative” schedule  The registration fee varies based on credits needed:  $30 for the Private or Commercial Pesticide Applicator Recertification, $10 for the Fertilizer Applicator Recertification, $10 for CCAs and for those coming just for the Fun, Food, Fellowship, and Lots of Information!!   Contact the Shelby County Extension office at 937.498.7239 or email Debbie Brown at by January 3rd to make your reservation.  Be sure to indicate what credits you need.  

Sponsors for the 2019 West Ohio Agronomy Day (to date!) include A.G. Boogher & Son, Inc. (Wapakoneta), Fertilizer Dealer Supply (Anna), From the Ground Up Ag Service, LLC (Anna), Bambauer Fertilizer and Seed (Jackson Center and Pemberton), New Ag Horizons (Minster), Lena Ag Center (Conover), Farm Credit Mid-America (Versailles),Precision Agri-Services – Planter and Technology Service (Minster),  Ohio Soybean Council, Koenig Equipment (Anna), Seed Consultants (Maria Stein and other), Precision Agri-Services, Inc. (Minster), Otte Ag, LLC (Maria Stein), Ohio Corn and Wheat (Delaware), and Shelby County Farm Bureau.  Thank You for your support!!  


Crop Observation and Recommendation Network

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.