No-Till conference set in Plain City in early December

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PLAIN CITY, Ohio — Cutting no-till costs, improving soil quality and growing profit margins with cover crops will be the featured themes at this year’s Ohio No-Till Conference taking place Dec. 7 in Plain City, Ohio.

The conference program runs from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 S. Jefferson Ave., Plain City, Ohio. Registration is $30 before Dec. 2 and $35 at the door and includes refreshments, lunch and conference materials.

Participants can receive Certified Crop Adviser credits. The conference is sponsored by the Ohio No-Till Council in cooperation with Ohio State University Extension and the U.S.D.A.-Natural Resources Conservation Service.

Topics

Preliminary topics and speakers include:

Improving soil function through crop diversity — Ray Archuleta, USDA-NRCS.

Cover crops research results — Alan Sundermeier, OSU Extension educator, Wood County; Rafiq Islam, OSU soil scientist; David Brandt, no-till farmer, Carroll, Ohio.

Cover crops farmer panel.

Managing vomitoxin in no-till — Pierce Paul, OSU Extension plant pathologist.

The conference will also include the No-Till Awards, which honors the industry’s top educator/researcher, business/industry, and no-till farmer.

Details

For more information on the Ohio No-Till Conference, visit http://fabe.osu.edu/notill or contact Randall Reeder at 614-292-6648 or reeder.1@osu.edu.

Mail registrations to Mark Wilson, Land Stewards, 1122 Somerlot Hoffman Road East, Marion, OH 43302. Make checks payable to “Ohio No-Till Council.”

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