Field Crops Day is July 30


CUSTAR, Ohio — Agronomists, educators and plant pathologists with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University will discuss drought-tolerant corn hybrids and how to improve soil quality during a Field Crops Day July 30.

The workshop is open to farmers, producers, agribusiness personnel and anyone interested in processes associated with the production of food, said Matt Davis, station manager of the Northwest Agricultural Research Station.

The workshop is from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Northwest Agricultural Research Station, 4240 Range Line Road, in Custar. It is free and open to the public.

Pesticide licensing recertification credits and Certified Crop Adviser continuing education credits are available, Davis said.

The workshop topics will include:

·       Drought-tolerant corn hybrids: What is the fit for northwest Ohio.

·       Management of soil-borne diseases in Ohio.

·       Results of a nine-year study of phosphorus and potassium fertilization.

·       Methods to test for and agronomic practices to improve soil quality.

Sponsored by the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) and Ohio State University Extension, the workshop will also provide participants information about the agricultural research advances made in the past year at the site, said Davis, who is coordinating the field day program.

OARDC and OSU Extension are the research and outreach arms, respectively, of the college.

Attendees can look forward to a day spent learning applicable tips, helpful insight from a variety of knowledgeable speakers, and a showcase of the newest research from the Northwest Agricultural Research Station.

For more information, contact Davis at 419-257-2060 or

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