NW Ohio Corn-Soybean Day Set Jan. 22 at Archbold

    The annual Northwest Ohio Corn-Soybean Day will be held on Thursday, Jan. 22, at Founders Hall on the campus of Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. with donuts and coffee available as you visit exhibitors.

    After an on farm research update, the keynote speaker Dr. Bob Nielson of Purdue University will discuss “Nitrogen Management in Corn.”  This year’s line up will also include OSUE’s Greg Labarge discussing “Phosphorus Best Management Practice” and Bruce Clevenger discussing “Quality Soil Sampling for High Quality Nutrient Recommendations.” 

    The day will feature Jim Noel of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to lay out climate predictions for the 2015 production year. This portion of the program will run from 9:30 am to 3:30 pm and will fulfill the 3 hour Ohio Fertilizer Applicator Certification & Training (FACT) requirement for all farmer who apply fertilizer on 50 acres or more of farmland.

    As an additional option, 1 hour of commercial and private CORE pesticide recertification will be offered by Dr. Erdal Ozkan as he discusses “Drift Reduction Strategies.” For those applicators with fumigation/category 6 on their license, Curtis Young from OSUE Van Wert County will present an half hour session on fumigation best management practices as well.

    Registration for this event is $35 is postmarked TODAY or $60 at the door. Registration forms and agenda can be found here. Email for questions.

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