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. 13. 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 2022 growing season and the opportunities moving into 2023 and beyond.


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Featured speakers/topics include:

  • Soybean Cyst Nematode and Other Soybean Diseases with Horacio Lopez-Nicora, OSU
    • CCA: 1 PM; ODA Commercial: 2A

    • Gain an understanding of the biology and epidemiology of soybean cyst nematode and other important soybean pathogens. Discuss various strategies for scouting fields, collecting plant and soil samples, and diagnosing soybean diseases. Review updates on basic soybean disease management strategies including host resistance, fungicide application, and cultural practices and where to submit soybean and soil samples for disease diagnostics and management recommendations.

  • Sprayer Cleanup with Jason Hartschuh and Stephanie Karhoff, OSU
    • CCA: 1 PM; ODA Commercial: CORE

    • Herbicide residue in the sprayer is often thought of as a problem right after switching active ingredients but can also cause challenges in random areas of the field as residue comes loose from the sprayer. We will discuss methods to better clean out your sprayers and work with your clientele on making sure their sprayers don’t have herbicide residue carry over. 

  • Drone Application of Crop Protection Products with Alan Leininger and John Fulton, OSU
    • CCA: 1 CM; ODA Commercial: 1

    • Receive current information on drone spray technology and recent advances in this new technology for applying crop protection products. Drone component needs of software and hardware to operate will be discussed, along with current regulations.  General operation and experiences will be shared.  A demonstration will also be performed for participants.

  • Crop Input Costs & Margins Outlook & Implications for Farmland Rents & Values with Barry Ward, OSU
    • CCA: 1 CM

    • A review of select crop inputs and potential cost change along with enterprise budget scenarios for ’22 and ’23 crop years. Will discuss changes in farmland values and cash rents in ’22 and prospects for ’23.

  • Corn Diseases & Issues 2022-2023 with Pierce Paul, OSU
    • CCA: 1 PM; ODA Commercial: 2C

    • After this varied weather year, we will look at midseason disease occurrences and management as we close out the crop year. Also, for what should we give consideration in 2023?

  • Agriculture's Push to Automation & Precision with Scott Shearer, OSU
    • CCA: 1 Precision Ag

    • Insights on crop care with agriculture’s push to automation, precision opportunities, and honing-in on targeted weed control for overall crop health and success.


Date: September 13, 2022

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 conclude at 4 p.m.

Registration: Click here to register.


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.