The spray drone business started booming in Western Ohio suddenly this season and there are many new things to learn with this technology for researchers, extension, and producers. Darke County in particular has had a couple of custom application businesses start in the last few months, offering custom applications for fungicides, cover crops, and some emergency burndown. OSU Extension Darke County is hosting a short Spray Drone Field Day on July 9th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the County Farm by the Sheriff’s Office in Greenville Ohio. The spray drone demo will be done by Knapke Ag LLC. This is new local business started by a pair of brothers out of Bradford providing custom drone services. Dr. John Fulton, Precision Ag Specialist, will be speaking on this new technology. Lunch will be provided thanks to Farm Credit and will be Winner’s pork tenderloin, grilled by Dudley Lipps. To RSVP for a headcount for a meal please contact Taylor Dill at 937-569-5000 or firstname.lastname@example.org.