Conference All About Conservation Tillage

January 18, 2007

ADA, Ohio -- From organic farming to cover crops, to nitrogen management and continuous corn production, participants of the Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference will have two days worth of conservation tillage topics to indulge in for the best in research, technology and production management.

The event will be held Feb. 22-23 at MacIntosh Center at Ohio Northern University in Ada, Ohio. It is sponsored by Ohio State University Extension, northwest Ohio Soil and Water Conservation districts, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, USDA Farm Service Agency, and the Ohio No-till Council.

Early registration (before Feb. 16) is $30 per day or $50 for both days. After Feb. 16, the fee is $40 per day or $60 for both days. Registration includes breaks and lunch.

Over 60 presenters from seven universities and additional agricultural industries and organizations will be on hand to provide field crop information on insects and diseases, ag technology, nutrient management, soil and water, conservation tillage, and precision farming. Topics include: the 25X25 initiative; soil fertility; scouting; drill adjustment; soybean aphids and slugs; sprayer technology; using RTK (real-time kinetic) technology; going digital; manure application; fertilizer management; soil compaction; water quality; weed control; no-till, strip-till and reduced tillage systems; carbon trading; farm mapping; and twin-row production.

Certified Crop Advisor and Continuing Education credits will be available to qualified attendees.

The Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference attracts upwards of 650 participants annually from Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Pennsylvania. According to a survey conducted during last year's conference, farmers valued the educational programs at $11,400 per farm, totaling $3.4 million, while crop consultants placed a value on their increased knowledge from attending at $15 per acre, totaling $75 million.

For more information on the Conservation Tillage and Technology Conference, or to register, log on to http://ctc.osu.edu, or call the Allen County Soil and Water Conservation District at (419) 223-0040, then press "3."

 

Author(s): 
Candace Pollock
Source(s): 
Randall Reeder