Farm Science Review, Sept. 21–23
Agronomy Plots, just inside the exhibit area between gates B and C.
The OSU Extension Agronomic Crops Team provides timely information to corn, soybean, wheat, and forage producers all year long. One tool the team uses is the weekly C.O.R.N. Newsletter at agcrops.osu.edu. At the Farm Science Review, we provide an overview of the work we do throughout the state through small plot demonstrations. Ohio State University staff members will be in the plot area each day to visit with farmers and consultants about agronomic issues and solutions.
First, discover what compaction is costing your farm. Stop by and learn about pinch row compaction and management strategies. After that, move back through the plots and learn more about managing the challenges you may face with cover crop adoption, ranging from when to roller crimp cereal grains, to what species of cover crops survive under the corn canopy, to how to merge your residual herbicide program with cover cropping.
Slide over to the northeast side of the plots and learn more about both perennial and annual forage production. Then continue on to learn more about insect resistance in Bt corn and potential management practices for ear rot.
Finally, visit the soybean area highlighting management options for soybean cyst nematode and soybean aphid, along with considerations on soybean seeding populations.
Be sure to stop by the tent and learn about the resources we have available and pick up a copy of the 2021 eFields Report. We will also have virtual reality tours of the Ohio State wheat breeding program and multiple agronomy research stations around Ohio. Stop by and visit with Ohio’s agronomy Extension educators throughout the show.
THROUGHOUT ITS HISTORY, OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY’S FARM SCIENCE REVIEW HAS BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF SHOWCASING THE FUTURE OF AGRICULTURE.
The Molly Caren Agricultural Center (MCAC) near London, Ohio is home to the Farm Science Review and attracts over 100,000 visitors from all over the United States and Canada, who come for three days to peruse 4,000 product lines from 600 commercial exhibitors and learn the latest in agricultural production. The educational programs feature Ohio State and Purdue specialists and are second to none in the agricultural exhibition world.