Budgeting, Insects, New Seeds Among Topics at Field Crops Day July 30 in Hoytville
HOYTVILLE, Ohio – A couple of hours in the morning of Thursday, July 30, is all it will take grain farmers to gain valuable information for improving their operations, during the 2009 Field Crops Day at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center's (OARDC) Northwest Agricultural Research Station near Hoytville (Wood County).
Free and open to the public, the 9-11:30 a.m. field day is sponsored by OARDC and Ohio State University Extension.
Timely and relevant topics included in this year's event include:
• "Production Economics: Budgeting Tools for Managing Input Costs and Determining Cash Rental Rates," Barry Ward, agricultural economist, OSU Extension.
• "Field Crop Insect Concerns for 2009," Ron Hammond, entomologist, OARDC and OSU Extension.
• "New Seed Technologies in Corn Production," Peter Thomison, agronomist, OARDC and OSU Extension.
• "Nitrogen Management – ESN (Environmentally Stable Nitrogen)," Ed Lentz, OSU Extension educator, agriculture and natural resources.
For more information, contact Matt Davis, manager, Northwest Agricultural Research Station, 419-257-2060 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The station is located 2.5 miles northeast of Hoytville at the corner of Oil Center and Range Line roads.
One of OARDC's 10 outlying research facilities throughout the diverse agriculture landscape of the Buckeye state, the Northwest Agricultural Research Station focuses its research on field crops – corn, soybeans and wheat – that are central to the economy of this extensive farming region.
OARDC and OSU Extension are the research and outreach arms, respectively, of Ohio State University's College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.
Matt Davis, Northwest Agricultural Research Station