Posted: July 12, 2012
Saving Soil (and Money) on Your Farm – Jennifer Bratthauar, Franklin County
Do you know all the options you have to address gullies that cut through your fields? Do you use the same herbicide program year after year and could you save money by changing it up?
Do you know how and why grassed waterways should be maintained? Speakers include Penn State Extension, the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Farm Service Agency. A panel of custom applicators will answer questions and discuss how they manage their work with grassed waterways in the field.
This workshop is being held in Franklin County on July 24, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. It is located at the Franklin County Ag Heritage Center, 185 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg, PA. Registration cost is $10 and includes lunch. The registration deadline is Friday, July 20. Please call Jennifer Wetzel at the Penn State Extension office in Franklin County at (717) 263–9226 to register.
Penn State Agronomic Field Diagnostic Clinic — July 26 and 27, 2012
The annual Penn State Agronomic Field Diagnostic Clinic will be held on July 26 and 27, 2012, 9am – 4:30pm at the Penn State Agronomy Research Farm near Rock Springs, PA.
This year’s Clinic will include sessions on:
- Understanding and Optimizing Symbiosis between Legumes and Rhizobia
- New Methods for On-Farm Product Testing with Precision Ag Technologies
- Considering the Value of Seed Technology for Pennsylvania Corn Production
- Repairing Severely Damaged Soil
- Weeds: ID, Biology, and Management
- (CCA, NM, and pesticide credits will be available.)
- Visit the Agronomic Clinic site for more information about each topic.
The cost is $75/person. ($95 after July 19)
To register, use the “on-line” registration system or call toll-free: 877–489–1EXT (877–489–1398). Credit card payments will be accepted.
(Note: when using the registration system, please make sure to complete all the necessary steps.)
If you have questions about the Clinic please contact Dwight Lingenfelter (814–865–2242 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Southeast Pennsylvania Summer Twilight Meeting – Mena Hautau, Berks County
Mark your calendar to attend the Southeast Pennsylvania Summer Twilight Meeting on August 21, 2012, 4:30 pm registration, followed by dinner and program at 5:00 p.m.
Our host will be David Wolfskill, Wernersville, PA, expert corn grower, no-tiller and winner of numerous state and a national championships. Following dinner, participants will go to the contest field and “read the yield” using corns ears and learn about long term no-till soils, as measured by the Cornell Soil Health Test. Dr. Greg Roth, Penn State Extension and local educators will be presenting along with Wolfskill.
You will not want to miss this event! The Wolfskill farm will provide an excellent learning experience. For registration information, contact Mena Hautau, Penn State Extension-Berks County, email@example.com or call 610–378–1327. Cost is $10 and is due by August 14.
Soybean Growers’ Field Day—August 23, 2012, Southeast Ag Research and Extension Center, Contact Del Voight, firstname.lastname@example.org; 717–270–4391
Commercial Applicators’ School — September 12, 2012, Southeast Ag Research and Extension Center, Contact John Bray, email@example.com; 717–270–4391