Thursday, December 27, 2012

West Ohio Agronomy Day

West Ohio Agronomy Day will be held on Monday, January 14th at St. Michael’s Hall in Fort Loramie. The day will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a “Listening Session” and breakfast sponsored by the Ohio Soybean Association, followed at 8:30 a.m. by an update from the grain marketers of Cargill and Trupointe Cooperative. The programs dealing with Private Pesticide Applicator Recertification Credits for farmers and Continuing Education Units for Certified Crop Advisors then begin at 9:00 a.m.

Once again, Purdue’s Dr. Fred Whitford (AKA “Fred from Purdue”) will be with us, this time talking about “Keeping the Trailer Hitched to the Truck.” This year’s line-up will also see Dr. Robert Mullen from Potash Corporation presenting on Phosphorus and Nitrogen Management as it relates to Soil Fertility and Dr. Terry Niblack from OSU discussing nematodes in corn and soybean cyst nematodes. Dr. Laura Lindsay, also from OSU, will talk about Using all the Tools of the Trade in Maximizing Soybean Production. Additional topics to be addressed include cover crops, resistant weed management, fumigation, manure management and fly control. Pesticide Recertification Credits are available in CORE and Categories 1, 2, and 6.

We will also be holding the same program/same categories that evening beginning at 5:30p for those not able to attend during the day.

Farmers who want to recertify their private pesticide applicator’s license should go online at to either register with a credit card or to download the form to pay by check. Forms may also be picked up at any Ohio Extension office. If not registered online, the completed form can be submitted with the $35 fee on January 14.

For those just wanting to attend for the information (and the fellowship!), the cost is $10 if signed up by January 7th to be paid at the door on January 14. A single call to 937-498-7239 or email to saves you Five Bucks!

For more detailed information, visit the Darke County OSU Extension web site at, the OSU Extension Darke County Facebook page or contact Sam Custer, at 937.548.5215.

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