PLAIN CITY, Ohio – Cutting no-till costs, improving soil quality, and growing profit margins with cover crops will be the featured themes at this year's Ohio No-Till Conference taking place on Dec. 7 in Plain City, Ohio.
The conference program runs from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at Der Dutchman Restaurant, 445 S. Jefferson Avenue, Plain City, Ohio. Registration is $30 before Dec. 2 and $35 at the door. It includes refreshments, lunch and conference materials. Participants can receive Certified Crop Advisor credits.
The conference is sponsored by the Ohio No-Till Council in cooperation with Ohio State University Extension and the U.S. Department of Agriculture-Natural Resources Conservation Service.
Preliminary topics and speakers include:
• Improving soil function through crop diversity—Ray Archuleta, USDA-NRCS.
• Cover crops research results—Alan Sundermeier, OSU Extension educator, Wood County; Rafiq Islam, OSU soil scientist; David Brandt, no-till farmer, Carroll, OH.
• Cover crops farmer panel.
• Managing vomitoxin in no-till—Pierce Paul, OSU Extension plant pathologist.
The conference will also include the No-Till Awards, which honors the industry's top educator/researcher, business/industry, and no-till farmer.
Mail registrations to Mark Wilson, Land Stewards, 1122 Somerlot Hoffman Road East, Marion, OH 43302. Make checks payable to "Ohio No-Till Council."