2020 Agronomy School: The Nuts & Bolts of Corn & Soybean Production

Corn and soybeans

 The 2020 Central Ohio Agronomy School will be held on Monday evenings, beginning on Monday February 10 through Monday March 9, from 6:30 –9:00 p.m. in the conference room of the Ag Services Building, 1025 Harcourt Rd. Mt. Vernon, Ohio 43050.   This five-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:

February 10   - Bruce Ackley, OSU Weed Science.

                                    Weed Identification with Live Plants at Various Growth Stages.

                                    Palmer, Waterhemp, Pigweed, Marestail, Various Grasses and more!

                        - Dr. Mark Loux, OSU Weed Science

                                  Developing a Multi-Year Herbicide Program for Tough to Control Weeds 

                                  Weed control update for 2020

February 17   - Dr. Scott Shearer, OSU Chair, Food, Agriculture and Biological Engineering

                                    Field Compaction Research

                      - Dr. Elizabeth Hawkins, Field Specialist, OSU Extension

                                    2019 On-farm Research Results 

February 24   - Ben Brown, OSU College of Food, Agriculture, & Environmental Sciences

                                    Farming & Marketing in an Uncertain World

                        - Peggy Hall OSU Agricultural & Resource Law Program

                                      “Hot” Agricultural Law Topics 

 March 2         - Glen Arnold, Field Specialist, OSU Extension

                                     Is Manure Right for You?

                        - Dr. Jeff Stachler, OSU Extension – Auglaize County

                                    Weed Seeds in Manure. 

 March 9         - Marne Tichenell, Wildlife Specialist, OSU Extension   

                                    Wildlife Damage in Field Crops

                        - Aaron Wilson, Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center

                                    How Weather is Affecting our Farming Operations

                                    2018 Weather Outlook

This school will provide:

14 continuing education credits (CEU’s) for Certified Crop Advisors,

                        C.M. 2, I.P.M. 6.5, N.M 2, P.D. 1.5,  S&W 2.0.

8 hours of Commercial Pesticide Credits

                        Core - 2 hrs., 2a - .5 hrs., 2c – 2 hrs., 2d –.5 hrs., 9 - .5 hrs., 10c - .5 hrs., 15 – 2 hrs.          

8 hours of Private Pesticide Recertification Credits

                        Core – 2 hrs.,  Cat 1- 2.5 hrs., Cat 2 - .5 hrs., Cat 6 - .5hrs., Cat 7 - .5 hrs., Cat 15 – 2 hrs.

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

This program is sponsored by The Ohio State University Extension, Advantage Ag & Equipment, B&B Farm Service, Central Ohio Farmers CO-OP, Channel, Clark Seeds, Cubbage Electric, Farmcredit, First-Knox National Bank, and Seed Consultants.

For more information contact the OSU Extension Office in Knox County (740-397-0401).  The following links will provide more information for this program.  http://u.osu.edu/knoxcountyag/ or https://knox.osu.edu/

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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.