WINCHESTER — Farming in three dimensions, sprayer management, and cover crops are all going to be hot topics at this year’s Eastern Ontario Crop Diagnostic Day.
OMAFRA emerging crop specialist Scott Banks said that the three-dimensional farming stop, which covers how soil structure and water infiltration affects crop growth, will likely be a popular talk.
Returning to the event will be OMAFRA’s soybean expert Horst Bohner and cereal expert Joanna Follings. The 11 stops this year will cover topics such as strip tillage, the importance of fertilizer for soybeans, weed identification and opportunities and challenges for cereals.
Diagnostic day is July 19 at the Winchester Research Center, at 12088 Baker Rd., southwest of Winchester.
Pre-registration fees are $80, or $75 for Ontario Soil and Crop Improvement Association members, or $30 for students. Admission after July 14 or at the door is $100. Register online at eocdd.eastontcropconference.ca, or get a form from the website and mail it to OMAFRA, box 2004, Kemptville, Ont. K0G 1J0.