OSU’s Corn College workshop is March 13

Producers and agriculture professionals can get an update on the 2019 corn season by experts from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

The 2019 Corn College is a daylong workshop offered on March 13 that will focus on what farmers need to know to develop a successful corn growing operation, said Sam Custer, an Ohio State University Extension educator who is organizing the program.

OSU Extension is CFAES’s outreach arm.

The goal of the workshop, Custer said, is to help farmers focus on critical topics that can help them not only get the most bang for their buck, but also raise the profit potential of their farms.

“We’ll offer producers a look at what the latest research shows as they work towards maximizing corn crop yields in an economical fashion,” he said. “Producers will be making some critical decisions this winter as they buy products to set up and plant their crops this spring.

“Offering this workshop now will give them time to digest some key production information before they start to get their corn planted in April.”

The workshop is taught by OSU Extension educators and specialists and will be held at Upper Valley Adult Applied Technology Center, 8811 Career Drive, Piqua, OH.

Topics will include:

* Budgeting a profitable corn crop.

* Agronomic practices that optimize profitability in corn production.

* Nitrogen timing and needs during corn development.

* Miami and Darke County corn on-farm research results.

* Insect pressure on today’s genetics and future control.

* Fungicide effects on disease, ear rot and yield in field corn.

* Using precision agriculture to improve corn production efficiency.

Registration for the workshop is $20 and includes the program, handouts, breakfast and lunch. The registration flyer can be downloaded at http://go.osu.edu/2019corncollege. Contact Custer at 937-548-5215 for more information. The deadline to register is March 6. Payment can be sent to OSU Extension, Darke County, 603 Wagner Ave., Greenville, Ohio 45331.

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