Farm Focus Field Day is approaching


VAN WERT, Ohio – New farming methods will take center stage at Ohio State University’s 2007 Farm Focus Field Day, 8 a.m.-3 p.m. July 24 at the Marsh Foundation Farm in Van Wert.
The free public program will feature such topics as steering by GPS, one-pass tillage and how to scout for the costly corn rootworm, plus equipment demonstrations and updates on other corn pests.
Schedule. Register on-site at 8 a.m. Field demonstrations and a corn pest workshop will run from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., allowing visitors to choose which events they want to attend.
A free lunch will be served from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
One-on-one time with demonstrators and presenters and wagon tours of the research plots will be available from 1:30-3 p.m.
Ron Hammond, OARDC and OSU Extension entomologist, will give a presentation on corn rootworm and how to scout for and rate root feeding damage, and will cover other 2007 pests.
Demonstrations of GPS guidance equipment, auto-steering technology and one-pass tillage systems for fall or spring will be given in the field by company representatives.
Location. The Marsh Foundation Farm is located at 1229 Lincoln Highway on the northeast side of Van Wert at the corner of state routes 30 and 127.
Contact Gary Prill at 419)-238-1214 or for more information.


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