Seminar’s focus is corn management

Purdue Extension’s Southwest Indiana Crop Seminar on March 1 will focus on corn management to maximize crop yields while reducing production costs.

The free seminar runs from noon to 3:45 p.m. at the Dubois County 4-H Fairgrounds Clover Pavilion, six miles south of Jasper on State Road 162. It is geared toward farmers, private applicators and crop advisers.

Speakers and topics are as follows.

Bob Nielsen, corn specialist with the Purdue Agronomy Department, will explore basic management concerns for corn production.

Bill Johnson, weed specialist with the Purdue Botany & Plant Pathology Department, will talk about corn weed management and herbicide resistance strategies.

Lloyd Murdock, soil scientist with the University of Kentucky Princeton Research and Education Center, will discuss strategies for corn fertility and nutrient management.

Kenneth Eck, educator for Purdue Extension-Dubois County, will focus on private applicator record keeping.

The seminar counts as one of three meetings required for private pesticide and fertilizer applicator recertifications. For Private Applicator Recertification Program participants to get credit, they must bring their PARP card and $10, as well as attend the entire seminar. Also available will be 3.5 continuing education units for certified crop advisers in the areas of nutrient, pest and crop management, and 2.0 continuing credit hours for commercial applicators.

Additional questions should be directed to the Purdue Extension-Dubois County office at 812-482-1782 or Reservations are not required to attend.

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