Champaign County Extension Office invites public to Crop Walk Series


By Amanda Douridas - OSU Extension - Champaign County



Join specialists in the field this summer to see hands-on what insect and disease pressure is present. The specialists will help participants identify insects and diseases and then discuss management strategies. The series begins with a Pasture Walk on May 23 at 5:30 p.m. The field borders the Ohio Caverns, so an optional group tour of the Caverns has been set up at 4 p.m. ($15).

The rest of the crop walk schedule is listed below. The locations will be determined about a week or two ahead of time in order to find one that will display some of the issues that will be discussed. These will be in fields in Champaign County.

May 23: Pastures with Bob Hendershot. Other topics include grazing BMPs, species selection and nutrient management. Optional Caverns Tour at 4 p.m. ($15). Please RSVP for the Caverns tour. Pasture Walk will begin at 5:30 p.m. in a field next to the Caverns.

June 1 or 14: Wheat Diseases with Dr. Pierce Paul. Location TBD. Start time 5 p.m.

July 17: Soybean Diseases with Dr. Anne Dorrance. Location TBD. Start time 5 p.m.

July 31: Soybean Insects with Dr. Kelley Tilmon. Location TBD. Start time 5pm.

Aug 15: Corn Diseases with Dr. Pierce Paul. Location TBD. Start time 5 p.m.

For questions or to RSVP call the Champaign County Extension Office at 937-484-1526 or email Douridas.9@osu.edu.

Credits applied for include Certified Crop Advisors and Private and Commercial Pesticide Applicators. Details will be updated on the Events page of https://agcrops.osu.edu as they become available.

By Amanda Douridas

OSU Extension

Champaign County

Submitted by OSU Extension, Champaign County.

Submitted by OSU Extension, Champaign County.