Ohio State agronomy webinars for corn, soybean and wheat growers


COLUMBUS – Growers wanting to learn more about managing herbicides, fungicides and resistance, corn yield optimization, corn seed treatments and high-input soybean production can take advantage of a series of free webinars taught by agronomists from Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

Grain production

The webinars offer participants insight into some of the key issues in grain production including updated information on fungicides and resistance as well as how to best control weeds, said Greg LaBarge, an Ohio State University Extension field specialist and one of the leaders of Ohio State’s Agronomic Crops Team.

The team also includes scientists from the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. OSU Extension and OARDC are the outreach and research arms, respectively, of the college.

“These workshops give participants the opportunity to learn the latest agronomic information from the comfort of their home and on their own time,” LaBarge said.

The webinars, which were recorded earlier this winter, feature the following topics:
•    Optimizing Corn Yields: Assessing the Contribution of Key Agronomic Management Factors, by Peter Thomison, OSU Extension specialist, corn production, http://go.osu.edu/cswconnect1-14-14.
•    Seed Treatments in Corn: Impacts on Pests and Pollinators, by Andy Michel, OSU Extension specialist, field crops entomology, and Reed Johnson, apiculture entomologist with OARDC, http://go.osu.edu/cswconnect1-14-14.
•    High Input Soybean Production, by Laura Lindsey, OSU Extension specialist, soybean and small grains production, http://go.osu.edu/cswconnect2-11-14.
•    Updates on Fungicides and Resistance, Soybean Cyst Nematode and Seed Treatments, by Anne Dorrance, OSU Extension specialist, plant pathology and soybeans, http://go.osu.edu/cswconnect2-11-14.
•    Managing Herbicide Site of Action, by Mark Loux, OSU Extension specialist, weed management, http://go.osu.edu/cswconnect2-25-14. This webinar also features an update on new herbicides and recommendations for marestail and palmer amaranth controls.

For more information, contact LaBarge at 740-223-4040 or labarge.1@osu.edu.


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