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Ohio: Farm Science Review Field Tours, London, Sept. 19-21

Ernst Undesser
By Harold D. Watters, CPAg/CCA August 29, 2017

Ohio: Farm Science Review Field Tours, London, Sept. 19-21

Photo: Ohio State University

The Farm Science Review will be held again this year at the London, Ohio location. Dates are September 19, 20 and 21. Tickets can be purchased at your local Extension office, at many retailers or on-line at the FSR website. New this year is a great app to help you find and locate what you are looking for – look for “Farm Science Review” on the Google Play store or on the Apple App store.

The Agronomic Crops Team will once again be welcoming visitors on the east side of the grounds between the parking lot and the exhibit area. We did put in our demonstration plots this year but they are a little bit different. We have had the same issues you had this year with wet conditions, dry conditions, pounding rains, even a mini-derecho that caused a lot of green snap to our corn – I think we even had a bit of hail.

Themes for this year – and we will have some examples of each to talk about:

  • Nutrient management
  • Precision crop management
  • Soil health and quality
  • Pest management

Many farmers arrive early to Farm Science Review to beat the traffic. This year we will reward those early risers with Pesticide Recertification credits at 7:30 and 8 a.m. Stop in for coffee, a donut and pesticide credits at the Agronomy plot tent. Other talks we will have at 9 a.m. and at 1 p.m. include Managing Manure for Crop Use, Soil Quality and Soil Health, Adaptive Nutrient Management and talks on Corn and Soybean management.

  • While at the Agronomy plots – ask about our hourly and daily drawings
    • OSU Agronomy publications – the new Ohio Agronomy Guide and a Weed Control Guide
    • AgCrops logoed seed corn digging tool
    • AgCrops logoed Yeti products
  • Sign in for the C.O.R.N. newsletter with your county, email and a text number so we can let you know to pick up your prize

The Agronomic Crops Team also supports the work of Certified Crop Advisers in the state. So, with many farmers and their advisers coming to Farm Science Review we will have several places across the grounds for CCA continuing education credits – all for the price of admission.

  • Areas to look for CEUs are in the:
    • Agronomy plots at the east end of the exhibit area, at the
    • Small Farms Centers in the northwest corner of the grounds and up the road toward the grain bins is the
    • Gwynne Conservation area. The Gwynne has really increased their activities and the number of CCA CEUs there shows this.
  • Check the FSR program guide for CEU opportunities.

Source: : https://agcrops.osu.edu/newsletter/corn-newsletter/2017-28/osu-agronomic-crops-team-fsr-september-19-20-and-21

Ernst Undesser
By Harold D. Watters, CPAg/CCA August 29, 2017