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Purdue Ag Center to Host Field Day


Purdue Extension will host a field day for farmers and agribusiness managers highlighting research projects being done at the Northeast Purdue Agricultural Center. The field day will be held Aug. 27 at the center, 4821 E. 400 S, Columbia City.

The program begins with a series of morning workshops led by Extension experts. Workshop topics and presenters:

* “Soil Fertility Issues with Corn and Soybean Production.” Jim Camberato, professor of agronomy.

* “Herbicide Resistance/Problem Weed Management.” Bill Johnson, professor of botany and plant pathology.

* “Insecticidal Seed Treatments:  Balancing Intended and Unintended Consequences.” Christian Krupke, professor of entomology.

* “Assessing Soybean Growth Factors and Yield Potential.” Shaun Casteel, associate professor of agronomy.

* “Applicator Records/Regulations Refresher.” Crystal Van Pelt and James Wolff, Purdue Extension Educators

After lunch, Ted McKinney, Indiana State Department of Agriculture director, will give an update on Indiana agriculture.

Participants can receive private applicator credit for $10. Commercial applicator and crop adviser credits have been applied for.

The event will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., with lunch provided. Admission is free, but registration is required to receive a meal.

To register, call the Huntington County Extension Office at 260-358-4826 by Aug. 24.