Crop growers workshop on March 6 to cover drought impacts, herbicides

A workshop for crop growers from Huntington County and surrounding areas will be held on Wednesday, March 6.

This session will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Heritage Hall at Hier's Park in Huntington.  Program registration will begin at 9 a.m.

This program will include the following topics and presenters:

• "Updates on Weed Resistance to Herbicides/- Palmer Amaranth Identification and Management" -  George Waters, Winfield Solutions Agronomist.

• "High Yield Management Practices for Corn and Soybeans" - Amy Kinsler, Bayer CropScience senior tech sales representative, and Dan Blocker, North Central Cooperative key account manager.

• "2012 Drought Impacts - Fertilizer Residual/Herbicide Carryover" - George Waters, Winfield Solutions Agronomist.

• "2013 Fertilizer Application Regulations for Growers" - Ed Farris, Purdue Extension educator, Huntington County.

This workshop has been approved as an Indiana Private Applicator Recertification Program.  A fee is required for those who wish to obtain recertification credit for attending the program.

Attendees who wish to obtain credit are reminded to bring their Indiana Private Pesticide Applicator license number with them.

Please pre-register for the program by calling the Huntington County Extension Office by March 4.  Lunch will be provided following the program.  North Central Cooperative and Winfield Solutions are the lunch sponsors.

Individuals with an Indiana Private Pesticide Applicator license can find more information about scheduled recertification programs on-line by visiting this Website:  www. ppp.purdue.edu//parp/. 

Click on the link "Pesticide Recertification Programs" to view a calendar of upcoming events.

One of the topics presented at the March 6 program is in regards to the new fertilizer regulations that took effect on Feb. 16.

The rules apply to anyone who uses or distributes commercial fertilizer or manure in producing an agricultural crop, except for those who apply less than 10 cubic yards or 4,000 gallons in a year. More frequently asked questions and other information is available on the Office of Indiana State Chemist's website at www.isco.purdue.edu/.

Ed Farris is the agriculture and natural resource educator with the Huntington County office of Purdue Extension.

He can be reached at 358-4826.