Champaign County Extension Office invites public to Crop Walk Series

By Amanda Douridas - OSU Extension - Champaign County

Nutrient management decisions are as important as ever with unpredictable weather, crop prices and higher yielding varieties. The technology and agronomic research we have today can help farmers utilize nutrients in an economically efficient way. Join OSU Extension and Champaign County Farm Bureau on August 17 for the third annual Precision Ag Day. This year the focus will be on nutrient technology.

This year the event is being held at Bauer Stoves and Fireplaces event center utilizing one of their pasture fields for equipment demonstrations. Nutrient management equipment brought by exhibitors will demonstrate how each piece can better utilize nutrients and reduce environmental impact.

Presentations include the Economics of Precision Soil Sampling by Dave Scheiderer (Integrated Ag Services), Nitrogen Placement by Dr. John Fulton (OSU), Sulfur Requirements in Corn with Ed Lentz (OSU), a Water Quality Update from Jordan Hoewischer (OFBF) and Soil Fertility Limitations in Soybeans by Dr. Laura Lindsey (OSU).

Several local companies have signed up for equipment demonstrations and booth space. These include Civista Bank, Dallas Ag LLC, Integrated Ag Services, Koenig Equipment, Ohio Ag Equipment, Precision Agri Services and Tri-County Insurance.

The program begins at 8am with breakfast sponsored by Tri-County Insurance and time to visit with our exhibitors. The presentations will begin at 8:25 a.m. and continue until noon when we will go to the field demonstrations. Lunch will be offered at the end of the program from 12:45 -1:45 p.m. with more time to visit with exhibitors. Those needing the Fertilizer Certification can stay for an additional hour which will wrap up at 3 p.m.

Certified Crop Advisor Credits offered include 3.5 NM for the entire day. The event cost is $5 and registration is limited. The RSVP deadline is 8/10 and can be sent to OSU Extension, 1512 South US Hwy 68 Suite B100, Urbana, OH 43078. Question? Call 937-484-1526 or email [email protected] A flyer and map can be found at:

By Amanda Douridas

OSU Extension

Champaign County

Submitted by OSU Extension, Champaign County.

Submitted by OSU Extension, Champaign County.