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Purdue Field Day Set in Columbia City

Published: Friday, July 12, 2019

Purdue University Extension in northeastern Indiana will host a field day Aug. 22 for farmers and agribusiness professionals highlighting research projects being done at the Northeast Purdue Agricultural Center in Columbia City.

The program begins with a series of morning workshops led by Purdue Extension experts. Workshop topics and presenters include: Mid-season field crop disease update: Darcy Telenko, field crops pathologist, Purdue University; field crop insect pest update 2019: Christian Krupke, field crops entomologist, Purdue University; status and prospects for the 2019 late planted corn crop: Robert Nielsen, professor of agronomy, Purdue University; soybean update: Shaun Casteel, associate professor of agronomy, Purdue University; personal protective equipment: Ann Kline, Purdue Extension educator, and NEPAC research plot update: Tom Richards, NEPAC farm.

In the afternoon, participants will have the optional opportunities for a session on cover crops and nitrogen management for optimum corn production, by Shalamar Armstong, Purdue agronomy department. And, participants can conduct self-guided research plot tours, view an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle demonstration and discussion, and/or participate in health education and screenings.

Participants can receive private applicator recertification program credit for $10. Commercial applicator and crop adviser credits are anticipated to be available.

The event will run from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., with lunch provided. Admission is free, but registration is required to receive a meal. To sign up, call 260/244-7615 to leave your name and phone number by Aug. 16.

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