Want to maximize your soybean production and profitability? Join Ohio State University Extension in Fulton County Tuesday, February 17 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. as we present a hands-on, intensive soybean management workshop for Ohio Crop Producers that will help you become a more profitable soybean producer. This will be held at the Robert Fulton Agriculture Center, 8770 State Route 108, Wauseon, Ohio. The workshop will feature Dr. Laura Lindsey, Ohio State University Soybean/Wheat Extension Specialist; Dr. Andy Michel, Ohio State University, Field Crop Extension Entomologist; Dr. Steve Culman, Ohio State University’s Soil Fertility Specialist and Dr. Anne Dorrance, Ohio State University’s Field Crop Extension Pathologist.
Topics covered during this workshop include: Agronomic factors to maximize yield, Hands-on evaluation of soybean yield components, What’s “bugging” soybeans, identification of key insects, thresholds and insecticide timing, stink bugs – a bug that won’t go away, key soybean diseases for Ohio, pathogen biology, SCN, soybean fertility, genetic resistance, foliar fungicides, seed treatments, hands-on identification of soybean pests and diseases and site of action management for weed control. The Soybean College host is Eric Richer, OSU Extension – Fulton County, who will also share some of the local on farm research being done in Fulton County.
In addition to the great presentations throughout the day, participants will receive a soybean management notebook. The notebook will include the following publications:
• Management of White Mold
• Soybean Cyst Nematode Management Guide
• OSU Agronomy Guide
• Profitable Soybean Disease Management Guide
• Corn, Soybean, Wheat and Alfalfa Guide
• Soybean Growth & Development Guide
• 2015 Weed Control Guide
Continuing Education Units will be offered in the following areas:
Private PAT credits (3.5): 3 hrs. Cat. 1 (grain), ½ hr. Cat. 2 (forages)
Commercial Credits (3.5): 2 ½ hrs. 2A (ag pests), ½ hr. 2C (weeds), ½ hr. 2D (seed treatment)
CCA Credits (5): 1 hr. CM, 1 hr. NM, 3 hr. IPM
To download the registration form, go to fulton.osu.edu or if you have questions, call 419-337-9210. Pre-registration of $70 is due by February 10th. Limited to 40 seats. After February 10th, registration is $100 (space permitting).
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