Agribusiness professionals, consultants and educators who work with farmers will learn new strategies for identifying and responding to a variety of crop problems at two workshops beginning in June at Purdue University's Pinney Purdue Ag Center near Wanatah, IN.
Participants will gain practical knowledge that will help them assist farmers in managing the nutrient, pest and environmental factors that influence plant growth. The workshops are presented by experts from Purdue Extension Field Crops team.
The workshop schedule at Pinney Purdue Ag Center:
* June 24, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. CDT: Early Season Diagnostic Workshop. Early season nutrient management for corn and soybeans, weed management herbicide plots, early season corn and soybean growth and development, and sampling for nematode management. Cost is $50.
* September 9, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. CDT: Late Season Diagnostic Workshop. Late season plant disease identification and management, late season corn growth and development, end-of-season nutrient management, and cover crops establishment. Cost is $50.
In addition, the annual Pinney Purdue Field Day will be held on Wednesday, August 19, for farmers, professionals and the general public. More details about that popular event will be available in June.
Pinney Purdue Ag Center is located at 11402 South County Line Road, Wanatah, IN, about 2 miles west of Wanatah and ½ mile north of US 30 on the La Porte-Porter County Line. Continuing education credits will be available. Lunch is included for all of the events.
Registration is requested at least one week before each diagnostic workshop. For more information, go to https://extension.purdue.edu/LaPorte/ and click on “Agriculture” for a registration form and flyer. For specific details and available credits, please contact Purdue Extension at 219-324-9407.