Weeds the center of attention at annual field event
Weeds can show up unannounced in almost every crop and farm field. At an annual Purdue University field day visitors can learn how to keep those surprise visits to a minimum.
Weed Research Field Day takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 27 at Purdue farms near Lafayette and West Lafayette, Ind. The event is free and open to the public.
Herbicide manufacturers, dealers, consultants, farmers and Extension educators are encouraged to attend. A maximum of five Continuing Credit Hours are available for 1A classification commercial applicators.
The field day emphasizes corn, soybean and popcorn weed management programs, said Tom Bauman, Purdue Extension weed specialist and the event coordinator.
"Participants will have the opportunity to learn from and interact with Purdue weed- science professionals," Bauman said. "This season proves to be a challenge because of the two and a half weeks of very cold and wet conditions we experienced."
Field day participants are not the only ones benefiting from the event. Purdue researchers benefit, as well, Bauman said.
"The field day allows us to interact and gain knowledge about different issues facing professionals in the field," he said. "This allows us to tailor our recommendations to the state to meet industry needs."
This year's field day is divided into a morning session at the Agronomy Center for Research and Education (ACRE) and an afternoon session at Throckmorton-Purdue Agricultural Center. ACRE is located about six miles west of Purdue's West Lafayette campus, off U.S. 52. Throckmorton is located south of Lafayette along U.S. 231.
During the morning session participants will have an opportunity to look at industry programs for corn, soybeans and popcorn and compare them to new herbicides, as well as evaluate the effects of varying chemical formulas on herbicide performance. Graduate students will be available to discuss their research field plots.
The afternoon session, beginning at 1:30 p.m., consists of touring weed plots at Throckmorton. Participants will view trials on the influence of various soil-applied herbicides on early season weeds in corn, giant ragweed management in soybeans and interaction of glyphosate and various tank mix products.
Participants will need to provide their own transportation from ACRE to Throckmorton, and maps will be provided at the morning session.
To register for the field day, contact Amy Deitrich at (765) 494-9871. Box lunches and refreshments will be provided for registered participants.
For more information, contact Bauman at (765) 494-4625.
he field day is sponsored by Purdue's Department of Botany and Plant
Bottom line is that's what grazing workshop's about
A workshop to help livestock producers maximize profits will be held July 7-8 at the Feldun-Purdue Agriculture Center in Lawrence County, Ind.
The workshop, Grazing 102, includes two days of information sessions featuring grazing experts from Purdue and the University of Kentucky, as well as a veterinarian. The workshop takes place from 9:15 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. on July 7 and 7:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. July 8.
"Our goal is to give people better ideas on efficiency and resource management to improve their bottom line," said Brad Shelton, Purdue Extension educator.
The workshop will cover topics relating to forage quality, health issues
associated with grazing animals, water usage, fencing systems and economic
implications of grazing.
"We would like to give producers a better understanding of how forage grows and about fencing and watering systems," Shelton said. "We want to educate them on various aspects so they can improve their operations."
Preregistration is required by June 28 due to limited space. Registration forms can be downloaded from the Purdue Forage Information Web site at http://www.agry.purdue.edu/ext/forages/ . Completed forms should be submitted, along with the $65 registration fee, to the Washington County Extension Service, 806 Martinsburg Road, Suite 104, Salem, Ind. 47167.
The Feldun-Purdue Agriculture Center is located three miles west of Bedford, Ind., on Indiana 458.
For more information concerning the workshop or registration, contact Shelton at (812) 883-4601 or Richard Huntrods at (812) 279-8854.
Field day blends agronomic, environmental practices
Weed, disease, insect and water management share the focus during Field Crops Day. The event takes place from 6-9 p.m. July 18 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center's (OARDC) Northwest Agricultural Research Station in Custar, Ohio.
The field day is free and refreshments will be provided. The OARDC and
Ohio State University Extension are event sponsors. "We hope to provide topical and timely information that will assist the local producers in making cost-effective production decisions in their operations that are both agronomically and environmentally sound," said Matt Davis, research station manager.
The day's presentations and speakers include:
* "Preserving Glyphosate Utility in a Continuous Roundup Ready World,"
Mark Loux, weed scientist/specialist with OARDC and OSU Extension.
* "Crop Disease Concerns and Management," Anne Dorrance, OARDC and OSU
Extension plant pathologist.
* "Insect Issues Impacting Producers," Ron Hammond, OARDC entomologist.
* "Water Management," Norm Fausey, soil scientist with the U.S.Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service and an adjunct professor in Ohio State's Department of
Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering.
For more information about the field day, contact Davis at (419)
257-2060 or by e-mail at email@example.com .
The 247-acre Northwest Agricultural Research Station is located at 4240
Range Line Road in Wood County, one mile east of state Route 235 between
Hammansburg Road and Oil Center Road, or 2.5 miles northeast of Hoytville,
Purdue and Ohio State agriculture events
June 22: Purdue Forage Day
North Liberty, Ind. (765) 494-4800.
June 22: Crop Diagnostic Training
Butlerville, Ind. (812) 458-6977.
June 27: Weed Research Field Day
Montmorenci, Ind. (765) 494-4625.
June 28: Forage Harvesting Demonstration
Utica, Ohio. (740) 670-5315.
June 28-29: Farm Management Tour
Hamilton, Madison counties, Ind. (765) 494-4203.
June 29-30: Certified Livestock Manager Training
Wapakoneta, Ohio. (614) 387-0908.
July 1: Sheep and Goat Parasite Control Workshop
Montmorenci, Ind. (765) 494-4849.
July 8: Farm Family Day
Holmes County, Ohio. (740) 545-6349.
July 13: Mid Season Diagnostic Workshop
Montmorenci, Ind. (765) 496-3755.
July 15: Ohio Sheep Day
Howard, Ohio. (614) 246-8299.
July 16-19: Top Farmer Crop Workshop
West Lafayette, Ind. (765) 494-9557.
July 18: Farm Focus
Van Wert, Ohio. (419) 238-1214.
July 18: Field Crops Day
Custar, Ohio. (419) 257-2060.
July 20: Western Ohio Pasture Walk
Darke County, Ohio. (937) 548-5215.