August 11, 2023
Penn State Extension and the Penn State Southeast Agricultural Research & Extension Center are hosting an agronomic field day Aug. 22 for farmers, industry representatives and other agricultural professionals.
Normally held in June, the “Farming for Success” field day will feature plot tours; an update on the farm bill by Russell Redding, secretary of agriculture; and a farmer panel on no-till and conservation practices.
Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet with sponsors from the chemical and seed industries, local equipment dealers, agricultural lenders, and crop production professionals.
The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Southeast Agricultural Research & Extension Center in Manheim, Pa.
Three tour tracks will cover the following topics:
Track 1: tar spot in corn, alfalfa seeding with demo, soybean variety trials
Track 2: nitrogen sidedress optimization in corn, burcucumber, and soybean seeding rates and planting green
Track 3: sunflowers, healthy streams on productive farms and drones in agriculture
The cost is $10.
For more information and to register, visit extension.psu.edu.
Rodale specialty crop symposium
The Rodale Institute invites growers, researchers and students for a daylong specialty crop symposium, featuring presentations on organic specialty crop production in a variety of agroecosystems in the Northeast.
The program will include tours of the new Pocono Organic Center; information on research projects; and presentations by leading speakers from Rodale Institute, University of Vermont and Penn State on topics such as saffron, CBD, fiber hemp and ginseng — as well as discussions about integrated pest management and UV-light treatment. A question-and-answer session with speakers will be included after every presentation. Lunch is included.
The cost is $75.
The event is planned for Aug. 23 at the Rodale Institute Pocono Organic Center, 1015 Long Pond Road, Long Pond, Pa.
For more details, visit rodaleinstitute.org.
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