Tillage conference focusing on improving management


WEST MIDDLESEX, Pa. – The 11th annual Tri-State Conservation Tillage Conference will bring new and innovative crop production ideas to area farmers Jan. 22 at the Radisson Hotel in West Middlesex, Pa.
Sessions start at 9 a.m., with registration opening at 8:15 a.m.
This year’s conference focuses on improving no-till system management.
Topics. Ron Hammond, entomologist for Ohio State University Extension, will cover management of insects and other pests in a no-till system.
Hammond will also give a soybean aphid update.
Other speakers bring international and local experience to the podium. Topics include: soil health with Harold van Es and Bob Schindelbeck from Cornell University; no-till adoption and ryegrass cover crops with Dan Towery of Ag Conservation Solutions; and Steve Parrish from Agrotain on nitrogen management in no-till.
A producer panel will share tips on how to make it work. Participants include: Ohio producer Myron Wehr; Rob Yost, Chris Pilgram and Mike Ohler, all of Pennsylvania; and New York growers Donn Branton and Craig Phelps.
The conference also includes commercial exhibits and time for networking and idea exchange.
Registration. The cost is $30 for the first family member and a $25 for each additional family member.
The Radisson is located at exit 4B on Interstate 80, just east of the Ohio state line.
Reservations can be made at the Pennsylvania Soil Resource Conservation and Development office in care of Dianna Hendrick, 265 Holiday Inn Road, Suite 3, Clarion, PA 16214 or by calling 814-226-8160, ext. 192.


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