Crops conferences set in western Pa.

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(Editor’s note: This article was updated Feb. 6 to note a corrected phone number.)

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State Extension’s Crops Management Team is offering two crops conferences in western Pennsylvania during February.

The Western Pa. Crops Conference will be held Feb. 15 at The Atrium, located along Route 422 between Butler and Prospect.

The southwestern Pa. conference will be held Feb. 29 in the Magerko Auditorium on the Penn State Fayette campus.

These full-day events begin at 9 a.m. and will conclude by 4 p.m. Lunch is provided.

What’s on tap

Although pesticide re-certification credits will be available, many of these crop management presentations will be different than those offered at general pesticide education meetings.

Topics will include: considerations for improving soil fertility management, an update on soybean production practices, managing for brown marmorated stink bugs and slugs, an update on the latest in weed control and disease management in field crops, calibrating your boom sprayer, and the latest data from a PSU multi-location on-farm cover crop study.

Preregistration is required to help plan for lunch. The cost is $10 (if preregistered by Feb. 8 for the Prospect location; $15 for that location after Feb. 8).

Conference details and online preregistration can be found at: http://extension.psu.edu/events or by calling 877-489-1398.

For further information, contact Ron Hoover at 814-865-6672.

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