Private and commercial pesticide applicator license holders can receive recertification credits on July 22 at a hands-on field day. This on-farm field day in St. Paris will feature state specialists and in-field training on pesticide education.
Dr. Pierce Paul, Extension State Specialist in corn and wheat disease, will cover corn disease management options and strategies. Dr. Mark Sulc, Extension State Specialist in forages, will discuss current research on insects in alfalfa, and Dr. Curtis Young, Extension Educator in Van Wert County, will provide an update on grain bin fumigation and sanitation. Mary Griffith and Amanda Douridas, Extension Educators in Madison and Champaign counties, respectively, will walk through reducing spray drift and sprayer calibration.
Those who do not need credits are welcome to attend and take advantage of this opportunity to learn from specialists in a local setting.
The field day will be held at Case Family Farms (1400 Kite Road, St. Paris, OH 43072) from 8:45 a.m. to noon. Private applicators will receive recertification for licenses expiring 2017-2019 in categories Core, 1, 2 and 6. Commercial applicators can earn partial recertification credits in categories 2A and 10C. Three hours of Integrated Pest Management Certified Crop Advisor credits will be offered as well.
The cost to attend is $10 and registration is due by July 18. For more details and the registration form, visit: http://go.osu.edu/agevents.
Submitted by OSU Extension, Champaign County.