July 21, 9am–2:15pmWhere
Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s Western Agricultural Research Station 7721 S. Charleston Pike, South Charleston, Ohio
The event aims to help farmers maximize yields of their crops while minimizing nutrient runoff from their fields, which can lower input costs, raise profits and limit water quality threats such as harmful algal blooms.
Participants will learn “how the ‘4R’ principles of the right rate, timing, placement and source of nutrients can be used for sustainability in production and can address environmental concerns.
The event will have field activities, field demonstrations and talks by experts from Ohio State University. Keeping track of and managing nitrogen, phosphorus and water quality will be covered. The field demos will show various fertilizer and manure application equipment being used.
Earn fertilization certification
Participants also will receive enough training for certification under Ohio’s agricultural fertilization law. The law requires individuals who apply fertilizer to more than 50 acres to be certified by Sept. 30, 2017. Educators with OSU Extension’s Fertilizer Agricultural Certification Training program, or FACT, will provide the training.
Registration is $15 and includes lunch and all activities, including the certification training.
Registration is due July 18.
Contact Harold Watters, of Ohio State University Extension’s Agronomic Crops Team, at [email protected], 937-604-2415.
The field day co-sponsors are OSU Extension, OARDC, the Ohio Soybean Council, the Ohio Corn Marketing Program, and the Ohio Small Grains Marketing Program.