By: Harold Watters, OSU Extension
The Farm Science Review this year is September 17, 18 and 19th at the London, Ohio location at the intersection of US 40 and State Route 38. Things at the site actually look pretty good – crops were almost planted on time, grass was mowed pretty much on time, the parking lots have settled since the 2017 fiasco – and more gravel is in place just in case. Tickets can be purchased from your local Extension office, from many ag retailers or on-line at the FSR website: https://fsr.osu.edu/onlineticketform. Map Your Show will help you find and quickly locate what it is you are looking for – https://fsr19.mapyourshow.com/.
The Agronomic Crops Team will once again be welcoming visitors on the east side of the grounds just as you enter the exhibit area between Gates B & C. We will be in the agronomy plots – there to catch your eye, to stir conversation, or maybe to lament the happenings of this year. We have had the same issues as you this year with the too wet conditions, the very warm conditions, and now the too dry conditions.
- Many farmers arrive early to Farm Science Review to beat the traffic. Stop in for coffee, and a donut in the Agronomy tent at Gate C.
- Walk and Talks are offered every morning from 9 a.m. until noon – short walks through the plots to highlight some of the research we do across the state and to answer your questions. Want to know about cover crops, special foliar applications to soybeans, what happens when hail hits, or nitrogen isn’t applied to corn – stop in.
- Formal presentations are scheduled from 12 to 3:30 PM each day. They include Phosphorus Management, 2019 Weather Review and Future, New Tri-state Fertilizer Recommendations, Grazing Annuals, Herbicide Mode of Action choices and more; check the schedule in the program.
- We have an industrial hemp planting on our north side at Gate B, stop by and ask about this new crop for Ohio. We have an expert to be with us all three days – Craig Schluttenhofer of Central State University who brings experience with the crop to us from his work in Kentucky.
- Pesticide, Fertilizer re-certification credits, and CCA CEUs will also be available with many of the talks. See the complete schedule here: https://fsr.osu.edu/sites/fsr/files/imce/pages8-12.pdf.