WINCHESTER — Soil health will continue to be the trendy topic at the Eastern Ontario Crop Diagnostic Day, says one of the organizers of the event.
OMAFRA emerging crop specialist Scott Banks said there are two presentations on soil health sure to pique farmers’ attention at this year’s event, scheduled for July 19 at Winchester Research Station at 12088 Baker Rd. at Winchester. OMAFRA’s field crop soil fertility specialist Jake Munroe will talk about fertilizer placement and root growth, while OMAFRA’s soil management specialist Sebastien Belliard will present on what your soil is trying to tell you and if there’s something holding your crop back.
Other topics include winter wheat disease management, herbicide injury, compaction costs, western bean cutworm and disease management.
About 300 people will be broken into groups that will rotate through all 11 of the 30-minute presentations.
The cost before July 13 is $80 per person ($75 for Ottawa Soil and Crop Improvement Agency members), while at the door, prices rise to $100. Registration is available online at http://eocdd.eastontcropconference.ca.