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CCA College Being Offered at Farm Science Review

July 17, 2008

LONDON, Ohio -- Soybean pest and disease management, agricultural technology, and fertility will be the highlights of the CCA (Certified Crop Advisor) College during this year's Ohio State University Farm Science Review.

The event will take place Sept. 18 from 7:30 a.m. until noon. Registration is $75 and includes breakfast, lunch, program materials, an entry ticket to Farm Science Review and a parking pass. Registration deadline is Sep. 5. Registration is limited and there will be no registration the day of the event.

The CCA College, hosted by Ohio State University Extension's Agronomic Crops Team, will feature specialists from OSU Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), and Purdue University Extension.

Program topics include:

• Fungicide field demonstrations to control soybean diseases, such as Frogeye leafspot and soybean rust. OARDC plant pathologist Anne Dorrance will discuss eastern Corn Belt diseases. Soybean cyst nematode, sudden death syndrome, Phytophthora root rot and other soybean insect and disease issues will also be discussed.

• Economics and adoption of precision agriculture technology, discussed by Purdue University agricultural econ-agronomist Bruce Erickson. Members of the OSU Extension Precision Agriculture Team will also participate in the presentation.

• Fertility issues related to cover crops and nitrogen management, presented by OARDC fertility specialist Robert Mullen and Purdue Extension fertility specialists.

CCA-CEU credits will be available to those in attendance. OSU Extension and Ag Answers are sponsoring the event, with lunch provided by the OSU Crops and Soils Club.

To register online, log on to or on the OSU Extension Agronomic Crops Team Web site at For a mailed registration form or for fax registration call the OSU Extension office in Champaign County at (937) 484-1526. For program information, contact Harold Watters at (937) 484-1526 or e-mail

The program begins on the Farm Science Review exhibit grounds at Beef Street, between Land and Soybean Streets. Parking is available in the Exhibitor Parking area at the west end of the grounds. Enter through Gate J and cross Beef Street to the Vice President's Tent. Breakfast is from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and the program begins at promptly at 8 a.m.

Farm Science Review is sponsored by Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, and the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. It takes place Sept. 16-18 at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio. Tickets are $8 at the gate or $5 in advance when purchased from county offices of OSU Extension or participating agribusinesses. Children 5 and younger are admitted free. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept 16-17 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 18. For more information, log on to

Candace Pollock
Harold Watters