Learn new techniques, technologies in crop workshops

January 5, 2016  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue Extension's Pest Management Programs will host a series of crop management workshops during January at four sites throughout Indiana.

Participants will get the latest agronomic and pest management information from Purdue Extension specialists.

Topics and presenters:

* "Planes, No Trains, and Automobiles:" Joe Becovitz, Office of the Indiana State Chemist.

* "Weeds - New Tools for New Problems:" Bill Johnson, professor of botany and plant pathology, and Travis Legleiter, weed science program specialist.

* "In-Season Wet and Post-Season Dry - Consequences for Nutrient Management:" Jim Camberato, professor of agronomy.

* "Answers to 2015 Field Crop Disease Questions:" Kiersten Wise, associate professor of botany and plant pathology.

* "Soybean Seed Insecticides - Does Prophylactic Equal Profit?" Christian Krupke, professor of entomology.

* "Soybean Planting Dates - Managing Yield and Quality:" Shaun Casteel, associate professor of agronomy.

* "Agronomic Management to Increase the Resilience of Corn to Weather Extremes:" Bob Nielsen, professor of agronomy.

* "Hoses - Arteries of Application Equipment:" Fred Whitford, coordinator of the Purdue Pesticide Programs.

The schedule:

* Jan. 25: Lawrence County 4-H Fairgrounds; 11265 U.S. 50, Bedford.

* Jan. 26: Equipment Technologies Inc.; 455 Merriman Road, Mooresville.

* Jan. 27: Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne Walb Student Union; 2101 E. Coliseum Boulevard, Fort Wayne.

* Jan. 28-29: Beck Agricultural Center; 4540 U.S. 52 W, West Lafayette.

All sessions run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Cost is $80.

Continuing education units, Private Applicator Recertification Program credits and commercial pesticide applicator credits will be available. Ohio applicator credits have been applied for.

To sign up, go to www.conf.purdue.edu/crop.

For registration information, contact Tom Robertson at 800-359-2968 or tlrobertson@purdue.edu. For more information about the topics and content, contact John Obermeyer at 765-494-4563 or obe@purdue.edu.           

Writer: Darrin Pack, 765-494-8415, dpack@purdue.edu

Sources: John Obermeyer, 765-494-4563, obe@purdue.edu

Agricultural Communications: (765) 494-2722;
Keith Robinson, robins89@purdue.edu
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