Farmers and crop consultants interested in seeing the latest nutrient application equipment for corn, soybeans and wheat are encouraged to attend the Tuesday, Aug. 4 Northwest Ohio Precision Ag Technology Day at the Fulton County Fairgrounds, State Highway 108, north of Wauseon. This year’s field operation of interest is precision nutrient management. The event will qualify as a full, three hour “fert-cert” to comply with Ohio Senate Bill 150 regulations. The event will also offer four hours of Certified Crop Advisor credits.
In the morning, producers will hear sessions on phosphorus management with Dr. Steve Culman, the new OSU Extension Soil Fertility Specialist, nitrogen timing and placement strategies with Dr. John Fulton, the new OSU Extension Precision Ag Specialist and a session on nitrogen rate and source considerations by Eric Richer, OSU Extension, Fulton County. The morning will wrap up with a panel discussion by retailers and service providers who are using nitrogen management models. Again, the 8:30 a.m. to lunch sessions will qualify as a “fert-cert” for those with or without a pesticide license.
In the afternoon, there will be live nutrient management demonstrations from Case IH with Archbold Equipment, John Deere, by Kenn-Feld Group and Orthman Strip Tiller, by Greenfield Ag, focusing exclusively on nutrient placement and timing.
This event is from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and open to the public. Registration is $25 prior to July 31 or on site for $40. For a complete agenda, see www.fulton.osu.edu and download a registration form. The Fulton County Fairgrounds are located at 8591 State Highway 108, Wauseon, OH 43567. Questions related to this program can be directed to [email protected] or call the Fulton County OSU Extension office at 419-337-9210.
The NW Ohio Precision Agriculture Day is one of many statewide agriculture industry events through the OSU Extension Offices Ag Managers Team (ohioagmanager.com) and OSUE Ag Crops Team (agcrops.osu.edu) this summer. For a complete list of statewide events see www.agcrops.osu.edu/calendar website.