Agriculture News

January 5, 2016  

Learn new techniques, technologies in crop workshops

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

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

Writer: Darrin Pack, 765-494-8415,

Sources: John Obermeyer, 765-494-4563,

Agricultural Communications: (765) 494-2722;
Keith Robinson,
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