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Ohio research center hosts field crops day
By VICKI JOHNSON
Ohio Correspondent

CUSTAR, Ohio — Research results and tips on controlling weeds, disease, insects, as well as managing water will be the focus of Field Crops Day 6-9 p.m. July 18 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center’s (OARDC) Northwest Agricultural Research Station in Custar, Ohio.

“We hope to provide topical and timely information that will assist the local producers in making cost-effective production decisions in their operations that are both agronomically and environmentally sound,” said Matt Davis, station manager.

Among the presentations will be Preserving Glyphosate Utility in a Continuous Roundup Ready World, Mark Loux, weed scientist/specialist with OARDC and OSU Extension; Crop Disease Concerns and Management, Anne Dorrance, OARDC and OSU Extension plant pathologist; Insect Issues Impacting Producers, Ron Hammond, OARDC entomologist; Water Management, Norm Fausey, soil scientist with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and an adjunct professor at The Ohio State University’s Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering.

The free field day is sponsored by OARDC and Ohio State University Extension, part of Ohio State’s College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

One of OARDC’s 11 outlying agricultural research stations, the 247-acre Northwest facility is at 4240 Range Line Road in Wood County, one mile east of State Route 235 between Hammansburg Road and Oil Center Road, or 2.5 miles northeast of Hoytville.

Contact Davis by phone at 419-257-2060 or by e-mail davis.1095@osu.edu for additional information.

7/13/2006