According to Nick Zachrich, the 57th Annual Farm Science Review saw attendance numbers with Tuesday 40,200, Wednesday 50,790 and Thursday 23,600 with a total attendance of 114,590. The weather for the event was sunny, dry with above normal temperatures.
A summary of the field crop demonstrations at the Farm Science Review are summarized by Nate Dourdias, from a crop’s perspective, we had below average yields due to drought conditions that persisted in July and August. Soybean yields from 42-54 in 2.8 maturity group beans planted 4/18. Corn yields from a 95-day hybrid planted May 8 were 135-151 bu/ac. Corn moisture was 14-18%. NOTE, these maturities are not normally the recommended groups for the region. There are 500 acres dedicated to field demonstrations including demos and setup for all types of equipment.
The eFields team made up of Ohio State University Extension Specialist and Educators passed out free water and eField cozies during the field demonstrations with water totals of Tuesday 1,500, Wednesday 2,200 and Thursday 1,000 with a total of 4,700.