Farming for Success Field Day Approaching

6/7/2014 7:00 AM

The 2014 Farming for Success Field Day is set for 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Thursday, June 26, at the Penn State Southeast Research and Extension Center, 1446 Auction Road, Manheim, Pa.

Tour stops and sessions will include:

GMOs and Food Labeling: How to separate the science from the emotion and communicate with your nonfarm neighbors.

Palmer Pigweed ID and Control: This new herbicide resistant weed was discovered on almost a dozen farms last fall. Learn to identify this weed and find out what we are up against.

Bio-Stimulants and Growth Promoters: How do they work? Are they worth the investment? The special guest speaker will be Michael Rethwish, an agronomist at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

All About Cover Crops: Several sessions are planned on cover crops and their management, including demonstrations of the high residue Martin planter and effective cover-crop-system examples by Pennsylvania No-Till Alliance members.

Manure Injection and No-till: Four years of on-farm trials across the state will be summarized.

Disease Update and Management: Fungicide resistant headscab has been isolated in the Northeast. What implications does this have for Pennsylvania farmers?

Nitrogen and Stewardship: Tips for managing your nitrogen. Do you practice the 4R’s?

New Soybean Technologies: Learn about exciting new soybean traits including nutritional enhancements, grower premiums and herbicide tolerance.

Five certified crop adviser, 1.5 Pennsylvania nutrient management and 1.5 Pennsylvania manure hauler/broker credits will be available.

The cost is $10.00, which includes lunch. The deadline to register is June 24.

To register, visit http://extension.psu.edu/farming-for-success or contact: Penn State Extension in Lancaster County at 717-394-6851.


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