Late planting and other impacts from this year's wet spring conditions will take center stage at the 2011 Field Crops Day, which will be held on Thursday, July 28, at the Northwest Agricultural Research Station in Hoytville, Wood County.
Free and open to the public, the 9-11:30 a.m. event is sponsored by the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC) and Ohio State University Extension -- the research and outreach arms, respectively, of Ohio State's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
"For this year's Field Crops Day we made an effort to include speakers to focus on challenges producers may face due to the late planting, catering their talks to prepare our clientele for issues that may arise," says Matt Davis, manager of the Northwest Agricultural Research Station, which is part of OARDC. "We will also address water management systems to deal with both too much or too little water and will share data on a multi-year study of spray nozzles and their different ability to penetrate the crop canopy."
The program, presented by Ohio State specialists, includes the following topics:
"Insect Issues for Late Planted Crops," Andy Michel, Department of Entomology, OARDC and OSU Extension.
"The Impact of Late Corn Planting on Agronomic Performance," Peter Thomison, Department of Horticulture and Crop Science, OARDC and OSU Extension.
"Water Management and Challenges for Agriculture and Water Resources," Larry Brown, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, OARDC and OSU Extension.
"Getting the Best Coverage and Deposition from Your Sprayer," Erdal Ozkan, Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, OARDC and OSU Extension.
The Northwest Agricultural Research Station is located at 4240 Range Line Road, about one-half mile northeast of Hoytville at the corner of Range Line and Oil Center roads.