fields being fertilized Jeff Vanuga, USDA NRCS
FREE LEARNING: OSU is hosting a free field day on fertilizer application. It will provide the Fertilizer Application Certification needed for those applying fertilizer on more than 50 acres.

July 11 field day on fertilizer application

Continuing education and certification credits are available at the free event.

Ohio State University Extension is hosting a free field day on fertilizer application July 11.

“The main focus for the West Ohio Precision Ag field day is how to properly place nutrients in the field,” says Amanda Bennett, Ohio State Extension educator from Miami County, who is coordinating the event.

Speakers from Ohio State Extension and Purdue University, as well as local agronomists, producers and agricultural retailers will attend, says Bennet.

Equipment from local dealers will be on display, and a drone flying demonstration will highlight how producers can use imagery to guide management decisions on the farm.

The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at Covington High School, 807 Chestnut St. in Covington. Participants can visit the indoor exhibits before the education program begins at 9 a.m.

The afternoon events will take place on a nearby farm, where lunch will be provided. Directions to the farm will be available on-site.

Continuing education units will be available for certified crop advisers who attend the event. Participants will also meet the requirements for Ohio Department of Agriculture’s Fertilizer Applicator Certification, which requires growers who apply fertilizer to more than 50 acres of land to be certified by Sept. 30.

Registration for the field day must be done by June 30 through the Miami County Extension office by calling 937-440-3945 or emailing [email protected].

Source: ODA


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