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Published on August 17th, 2013 | by Michael O'Donnell

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Davis Purdue Ag Center Field Day

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Agricultural research will be front and center at the Davis Purdue Ag Center Field Day. The event takes place from 8:30 AM to 2 PM August 27. Registration is free and begins at 8 AM.

Davis-Purdue is located five miles north of Farmland, Indiana on Indiana Highway 1.

“We try to showcase research projects that are taking place,” said Dan Kirtley, Purdue Extension Educator. “It’s an opportunity for people to get out in the research plots and see what we are doing.”

Throughout the day, Purdue experts will speak about issues affecting farmers. Speakers and topics include:

  • Bill Johnson, Weed Specialist – Hot Topics in Weed Control, Corn and Soybean Herbicide Demonstration plots
  • Brad Joern, Extension Specialist and Shaun Casteel, Extension Specialist, – What we have learned in our Manure Fertility Trials
  • Christian Krupke, Extension Specialist – Insecticides and Honey Bee Toxicity
  • Larry Temple, Extension Educator – Fertilizer Application Regulations
  • Otto Doering, Director – Purdue Climate Change Research Center – Climate Change Effects on Agriculture

A free lunch will be provided. Also, St. Vincent Randolph Hospital will offer free health screenings for attendees, including blood pressure testing, tetanus shots and skin cancer screening.

“Farmers are busy and often times feel as though they don’t have time to see a doctor. That’s why we think this program is important,” said Kirtley. “This will be the ninth year for the health screenings, and we feel it’s made an impact.”

Field day attendees are eligible for commercial pesticide applicator Continuing Credit Hours, Continuing Education Units for crop consultants and private applicator credits. Private Applicator Credits cost $10.

For more information about the field day, contact Kirtley at (765)584-2271 or by e-mail at dkirtley@purdue.edu. Reservations are requested by August 23.

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