Specialty Dairy to host No-Till Event

Cover crop mix

The Woodruff Farm will host a special Ohio No-Till program on Friday August 27th at 3143 E. US 36, Urbana OH. John Fulton will lead off at 1:00 pm with “Precision Planting in No-till.” He is an OSU Agricultural Engineer and a native of Miami County. OSU is testing/demonstrating the newest technology on planters.

Glen Arnold, OSU Extension Specialist, will share the latest information on “Manure injection in a growing crop.” This includes injecting into emerged corn with a 27-ft toolbar, 6000 gal/ac, at 5 mph. He will also discuss new research on injecting into growing wheat and forages, using a grassland applicator, with a drag hose. This works with no-till and is approved as an H2Ohio practice. The goal is to make more days available to spread liquid manure.

Amanda Douridas, OSU Extension, Champaign County will share what she learned from “Cover Crop trials at Farm Science Review” last year. David Brandt, Fairfield County, will demonstrate the value of no-till and cover crops using a Rainfall Simulator. The program will end with a tour of the Woodruff Farm milk processing facility and an opportunity to purchase Ohio products from their store.

The Logan County Land Trust is a co-sponsor. Pay on arrival: $20.

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