Sept. 3 Corn Field Day to Focus on New Technology

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HARTFORD, Ohio – With more growers looking to incorporate the use of technology in their fields to produce crops and increase yields, experts from the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University will offer a free workshop that focuses on technology and allows growers to ask questions about its use in agriculture.

The Central Ohio Corn Field Day is Sept. 3 from 5-7 p.m. at Ohio Foundation Seeds, 11491 Foundation Road in Hartford, Ohio. The event will also offer farmers and crop consultants a chance to learn more about corn fertility and nitrogen placement, said Ted Wiseman, an Ohio State University Extension educator. OSU Extension is the outreach arm of the college.

“With the extreme weather that we’ve had this season, for many farmers it’s been the year of the good, the bad and the really ugly,” Wiseman said. “So in this hands-on field day, farmers will be able to talk with OSU Extension educators about the challenges they’ve faced with this year’s growing season.”

 Topics will include:

·      Drone demonstration.

·      GreenSeeker technology demonstration.

·      Corn fertility present and future.

·      Nitrogen plot study.

·      Corn variety trials demonstration.

For more information on the program, contact Wiseman at 740-670-5315 or wiseman.15@osu.edu.

For more information contact: 
Tracy Turner
614-688-1067
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Ted Wiseman
740-670-5315
wiseman.15@osu.edu