COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State University Extension is on tap to offer this year's "The Crop Profit Game," a satellite series for Ohio crop producers, agronomy retailers and other agribusiness individuals.
The broadcasts, being held Dec. 14, Jan. 11 and Feb. 15, will be hosted by ABN Radio's Dale Minyo, and feature Ohio State University Extension specialists with the latest information in agronomic crop production. The event is designed to highlight current production practices, input recommendations and economic concerns for Ohio's crop industry.
Topics for discussion during the broadcasts will include:
* Dec. 14: Phosphorus and potassium rates for corn and soybeans, soybean cyst nematode, soybean seeding rates research and inoculants, soybean seed treatments, corn seed treatments and technology, and rating corn disease importance in hybrid selection.
* Jan. 11: Weed control issues, corn rootworm, precision agriculture update and getting the most from your nitrogen dollar.
* Feb. 15: soybean aphid, wheat fungicides, soybean rust, grain marketing outlook and using crop revenue coverage in developing a grain marketing plan, and evaluating harvest date and plant population effects on corn standability and final yield.
Ohio residents have three ways to view the programs. Many OSU Extension offices are making the program available. Call your local Extension office or visit http://cropprofit.osu.edu for details. Options exist for those who want to view the broadcast at home via Dish Network Satellite or Internet streaming video. Cost for these at-home options are $30 in-state or $50 out-of –state for the series of three broadcasts. Requirements and registration information are available at http://cropprofit.osu.edu or by contacting Greg LaBarge at (419) 337-9210, or e-mail email@example.com.