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Corn Production Focus of FSR Certified Crop Advisors Program

August 3, 2007

LONDON, Ohio -- Between this year's drought and the demand for ethanol, growing and managing corn has been a challenge for growers. From balancing nutrients to managing disease, corn production will be the topic of discussion at the Certified Crop Advisor (CCA) College being held at Ohio State University's Farm Science Review.


The event will take place Sept. 20 from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Registration is $70 and includes breakfast, lunch, program materials, an entry ticket to Farm Science Review and a parking pass. Registration deadline is Sept. 7. Registration is limited. There will be no registration the day of the event.

The CCA College, hosted by Ohio State University's Agronomic Crops Team, will feature specialists from OSU Extension and Purdue University Extension.

Program topics include:

• Balancing nutrients -- manure and commercial fertilizer: presented by OSU Extension soil fertility specialist Robert Mullen and Purdue Extension agronomist Brad Joern.

• Challenges of growing corn in 2007: presented by OSU Extension agronomist Peter Thomison and Purdue Extension agronomist Bob Nielsen.

• Corn disease management -- a new era? Presented by OSU Extension plant pathologist Pierce Paul and Purdue University plant pathologist Greg Shaner.

CCA-CEU credits will be available to those in attendance. OSU Extension and Ag Answers are sponsoring the event.

To register online, log on to 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 8 a.m.

Farm Science Review is sponsored by Ohio State University Extension, the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences. It takes place Sept. 18-20 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 18-19 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 20. For more information, see


Candace Pollock
Harold Watters