Purdue Crop Seminar to Focus on Corn Production

From the Purdue Extension Office

JASPER -- Purdue Extension’s Southwest Indiana Crop Seminar on March 1 will focus on corn management to maximize crop yields while reducing production costs.

The free seminar runs 12:00-3:45 p.m. (EST) at the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds Clover Pavilion, 6 miles south of Jasper on state Route 162. It is geared toward farmers, private applicators and crop advisers.

Speakers and topics:

* Bob Nielsen, corn specialist with the Purdue Agronomy Department, will explore basic management concerns for corn production.

* Bill Johnson, weed specialist with the Purdue Botany & Plant Pathology Department, will talk about corn weed management and herbicide resistance strategies.

* Lloyd Murdock, soil scientist with the University of Kentucky Princeton Research and Education Center, will discuss strategies for corn fertility and nutrient management.

* Kenneth Eck, educator for Purdue Extension - Dubois County, will focus on private applicator record keeping.

The seminar counts as one of three meetings required for private pesticide and fertilizer applicator recertifications. The fee for PARP credit is $10, and attendees who want credit must bring their private applicator number and attend the entire program. 3.5 continuing education units (CEUs) for certified crop advisers (CCAs) in the areas of nutrient, pest and crop management, and 2.0 continuing credit hours (CCHs) for commercial applicators will also be available.

Additional questions should be directed to the Purdue Extension - Dubois County office at 812-482-1782 or duboisces@purdue.edu. Reservations are not required to attend.