February 28, 8am–4:30pmWhere
Beck’s Hybrid’s 720 U.S. 40, London,
Proper seed placement, along with applying just the right amount of fertilizer needed to maximize yields while saving money, will be the focus of the daylong Planter University workshop offered by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
The workshop will offer farmers a hands-on opportunity to learn more about advancements in planter technology as well as hear directly from researchers and experts on the issues.
The event will also offer participants practical information and knowledge about planters, including setup and technology to improve a planter’s operation.
This information could be vital to a farmer’s bottom line, considering the expense of seed costs today and the need to ensure proper seed placement to gain the highest yield potential.
Workshop topics will include:
- Planter setup for maximizing yield potential
- Unmanned aerial vehicles and imagery for planting evaluations
- Precision planting: seed and nutrient placement to maximize profit
- Managing compaction
- Fertilizer placement at planting
- Electronic drive technology
- Data needs for supporting planting decisions
- The future of planting technology
The event will also feature 15 vendors focused on planting operations. Several varieties of planters will be on site, including representatives from Case IH, John Deere and Precision Agri Services Inc.
Registration for Planter University is $50 and includes the program, handouts, lunch and refreshments. For more information or to register, call 937-484-1526 or 740-852-0975. The deadline to register is Feb. 20.
More information can also be found online.