FSR Agronomy College

Offered annually the week prior to Farm Science Review

A partnership between OABA & OSU Extension

The Ohio AgriBusiness Association and Ohio State Extension will partner to hold the Farm Science Review Agronomy College on Sept. 14. The event is designed to educate agronomists, Certified Crop Advisers, custom applicators and farmers on current agronomy issues.

The full-day event features time with OSU Extension staff in the field at the small agronomy plots and larger demonstration field on the east side of the grounds. Breakout session topics will address the challenges of the 2021 growing season and the opportunities moving into 2022 and beyond.

Featured speakers/topics include:

  • Sulfur in Soybean: How Does It Work For My Neighbor? – Shaun Casteel, Purdue University
    • We have documented soybean response to sulfur since 2015 in Indiana. The positive yield responses are not in every field. We are identifying fields that are sulfur deficient every year, while other fields are situationally deficient in sulfur depending on management (e.g., planting date, tillage, cover crop, drainage). We will describe both of these categories and the lessons learned as we try to decide when and where to apply sulfur for soybean.

  • Drone Spraying Capabilities and Demonstration - Benjamin Etsinger, Rantizo
    • In this session, Ben Etsinger, eastern corn belt sales manager for Rantizo will discuss how Rantizo is bringing drones to in-field applications across the U.S. He will also share how taking an integrated systems approach with existing technologies can mean cost-effective results for growers and new business opportunities for ag retailers. Ben will share real-world examples of just how diverse the possibilities can be when using drones for precision application needs. The sky's the limit!

  • Managing the Hidden Profit Thief Tucked Under the Husk - Pierce Paul and Jason Hartschuh, OSU
    • Gibberella ear rot has become a major problem for corn producers and livestock feeders in Ohio. One challenge is that the pathogen Fusarium Graminearum can utilize our 3 primary crops as a host. Management of this disease can be variable but OSU is investigating how to predict years and areas of the state at greatest risk of disease development and how to improve disease control.
  • Tank Mixing - Corteva
  • On Farm Research - Elizabeth Hawkins, OSU
  • Cover Crop and Herbicide Interaction - Alyssa Essman, OSU

Event Information 

  • Date: September 14, 2021
  • Location: Farm Science Review -- Molly Caren Agricultural Center, London, OH
  • Time: Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.; sessions begin at 9 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m.
  • Registration: Click here to register for the event.  Registration is $120 per participant. 

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received no later than 14 days prior to the event to be eligible for a full refund. No refunds will be issued after that date. No shows will be invoiced.

None at this time.