Agronomy workshop Feb. 11 in Waldo


The third annual “Agronomy Workshop and Expo” is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 11, and is co-sponsored by the Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District.

The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at All Occasions Catering in Waldo.

Organizers say that keeping nutrients in the field, improving corn and soybean yields, and boosting soil health are critical to an agricultural producer’s success. The workshop will include the latest information from researchers in Ohio and the Midwest.

The workshop fee is $10 per person, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch.

The event is sponsored by the Delaware, Knox, Licking and Morrow Soil & Water Conservation Districts, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service and Agricultural Research Service, the Ohio Federation of SWCDs, the Delaware County Farm Bureau, the city of Columbus, and the Upper Big Walnut Creek Water Quality Partnership.

Some planned highlights of the program include:

• Chad Penn of Oklahoma State University, on removing phosphorus from drainage water with structures.

• Laura Lindsey of The Ohio State University, on maximizing soybean production and management.

• Bruce Atherton of USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service Ohio, on reducing nitrates in surface water.

• Pierce Paul of the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, on fungicide use in field crops and a 2015 update.

• Rob Clendening of the Knox Soil & Water Conservation District, on the Ohio Nutrient Management Record Keeper mobile app.

• Rod Dunn and Lorraine Winters of the city of Columbus, with Columbus’ watershed update.

Continuing education credits will be available for certified crop advisers. Participants will be able to visit vendor displays and engage in discussions on cover crops, equipment, nutrient management, herbicides and more, as well as network with ag producers from around Ohio.

Reservations are due by Feb. 5. Visit or call 740-368-1921 for a complete agenda and reservation form. Space is limited.

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Information for this story was provided by the Delaware Soil and Water Conservation District.

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