Ag center field day includes health screenings, information sessions

August 19, 2015  

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Health screenings and information sessions on Purdue Extension research will highlight the Davis Purdue Agricultural Center field day Sept. 3.

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 6230 State Route 1, Farmland.

Information sessions and presenters are:

* "Re-examining Sprayer Cleanout." Fred Whitford, clinical engagement professor, Purdue Pesticide Programs.

* "Corn and Soybean Herbicide Demonstration Plots." Bill Johnson, weed science specialist.

* "Nozzle Selection and New Herbicide Technologies." Bryan Young, weed science specialist.

* "Seed Treatments and Pollinator Health." Christian Krupke, entomology specialist.

* "Recordkeeping with Technology." Scott Gabbard, Extension educator.

* "Deriving Value from Your Woods." Lenny Farlee, forestry specialist; Jayson Waterman, district forester, Indiana Department of Natural Resources; and Brian Gandy, consulting forester.

* "Agronomic Issues in 2015." Bob Nielsen, corn specialist, and Shaun Casteel, soybean specialist.

Health screenings will be offered by St. Vincent Randolph Hospital.

Private applicator credits are available for a $10 fee. Continuing education units for a certified crop adviser program and continuing certification hours for category 1A, 14 and RT have been applied for.

Participation is free, including lunch, but registration is required. To register, call Purdue Extension Randolph County at 765-584-2271 by Sept. 1. 

Writer: Aspen Deno, 765-496-2384, 

Source: Jeff Boyer, 765-468-7022,

Ag Communications: (765) 494-2722;
Keith Robinson,
Agriculture News Page

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