News tips and events for the week of Dec. 9

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Compacted soil.

Tip 1:  Compaction is the topic of the 2020 Precision University. The fall of 2018 and spring of 2019 created less than ideal conditions for field work, leaving many farmers concerned with field compaction. When planting in wet soils, soil particles become pressed together, reducing space between them and limiting the flow of water. Farmer concern is justified as compaction can significantly reduce yields. Researchers have been conducting on-farm trials comparing farming practices to uncover ways farmers can reduce compaction. At the 2020 Precision University, Ohio State University Extension will host some of North America's leading experts on compaction research and management. Hear speakers from Oklahoma State University, Iowa State University, the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, and Ohio State on Jan. 8, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at the Champion Center at the Clark County Fairgrounds, 4122 Laybourne Road, Springfield, Ohio. To register and for more information: go.osu.edu/BjJz

Tip 2:  Get the most from your tax return. A Jan. 13 webinar will provide farmers and farmland owners with information on important tax issues and will offer insight into new tax legislation and further guidelines that have been released this year. The live webinar will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. and is being offered by The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences' OSU Income Tax Schools. If you are unable to attend the live webinar, registered participants will receive a link to view the recorded webinar at a time of their convenience. The link will be available through the tax filing season. The cost for the webinar is $35. Learn of topics to be discussed and register at go.osu.edu/farmertaxwebinar. For more information, contact Julie Strawser at strawser.35@osu.edu or call the OSU Extension Farm Office at 614-292-2433.

December 2019

9 Livestock Mortality Composting, noon to 2 p.m., Mahoning County office of OSU Extension, 490 S. Broad St., Canfield. Poultry, dairy, swine, beef cattle, and other livestock producers wanting to learn economically and environmentally beneficial ways to handle the death of their animals can earn livestock mortality composting certification through a course offered by CFAES experts. Registration is $10 and includes lunch, materials, and handouts. Details: 330-533-5538.

January 2020

9 Ohio Commercial Pesticide Recertification Conference, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dayton Convention Center, 22 East Fifth St., Dayton, Ohio. Sponsored by OSU Extension and the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Attending the entire day is necessary to meet the five hours required for an Ohio commercial license. Registration for conference is $90 before Jan. 2, 2020, $115 after that date, and includes lunch. On-site registration is $100 but does not include lunch. Details: go.osu.edu/cpestDayton.

16–17 Greenhouse Management Workshop, “Sustainable and Safe Crop Production,” Shisler Conference Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster campus. The annual workshop, now in its 22nd year, will offer more than a dozen technical sessions on how to maintain and optimize crop production, reduce chemical inputs on ornamental crops, and use Good Agricultural Practices (GAPs) to keep hydroponic crops free of foodborne pathogens. Managing pests, diseases, lighting, temperature, and humidity will be among the subjects covered. Registration to attend in person is $150 by Jan. 3, 2020, and $175 after that date. The cost includes all sessions, tours, and continental breakfast and lunch both days. Lodging is extra. Registration to attend by webinar is $90 by Jan. 3, 2020, and $115 after that date. The cost includes the general session and concurrent sessions both days. Details: go.osu.edu/greenhouseworkshop20.

24 Ohio Commercial Pesticide Recertification Conference, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Kalahari Conference Center, 7000 Kalahari Drive, Sandusky, Ohio. Sponsored by OSU Extension and the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Attending the entire day is necessary to meet the five hours required for an Ohio commercial license. Registration for conference is $90 before Jan. 2, 2020, $115 after that date, and includes lunch. On-site registration is $100 but does not include lunch. Details: go.osu.edu/cpestSandusky.

February 2020

6 2020 Tri-State Green Industry Conference, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sharonville Convention Center, 11355 Chester Road, Cincinnati, Ohio. Seven education tracks will include annuals and perennials, tree and shrub care, turfgrass management, garden center and greenhouse innovation, general pest and disease management, emerging ideas and issues, and landscape ecosystems. Early bird registration: $80, student registration: $45. Details: go.osu.edu/BjJS

12 Ohio Commercial Pesticide Recertification Conference, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., John S. Knight Center, 77 East Mill Street, Akron, Ohio. Sponsored by OSU Extension and the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Attending the entire day is necessary to meet the five hours required for an Ohio commercial license. Registration for conference is $90 or $115 with lunch before Jan. 29, 2020, $115 after that date, and includes lunch. Details: go.osu.edu/BjJv

27 Ohio Commercial Pesticide Recertification Conference, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Columbus Convention Center, 400 North High Street, Columbus, Ohio. Sponsored by OSU Extension and the Ohio Department of Agriculture. Attending the entire day is necessary to meet the five hours required for an Ohio commercial license. Pre-registration for conference is $90 or $115 with lunch before Feb. 13, 2020, $115 after that date, and includes lunch. Details: go.osu.edu/BjJx

 

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