Marshall County Crop Update Meeting, Feb. 7

PLYMOUTH — Marshall County Extension Office and Farm Bureau Insurance are sponsoring a crop update meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7. It will be held in room 304 of the Marshall County Building, 112 W. Jefferson Street, Plymouth. It will start at 9:15 a.m. with registration for those utilizing the program as a Private Applicator Recertification Program (PARP). Also, there are continuing educational hours for Certified Crop Advisors. Educational program will start at 10 a.m. and program will conclude at 1 p.m. with lunch being provided.
Program agenda:
9:15 to 10 a.m. — Registration for PARP        
10 a.m. — Insect Update, John Obermeyer, Purdue Extension Entomologist, John will include in his presentation rootworm resistant issue to Bt.
10:50 a.m. — Nitrogen Management, Jim Camberato, Purdue Extension Agronomist, Jim will share effectiveness of sidedressing N at various stages of corn development, potential tools to evaluate need for supplemental N, and ongoing research at Purdue University to develop economical N rate recommendations.
11:40 a.m. — Overview of IDEM and OISC Regulations for Crop Production
12 p.m. — Lunch provided by Farm Bureau Insurance
12:40 p.m. — Update on Crop Insurance for 2012 by Farm Bureau Insurance
1 p.m. — Adjourn
If you are going to utilize this program as a PARP, there is a $10 fee and you need to bring you current private applicator license with you for registration. If you plan to attend this meeting, please call our office 574-935-8545 or email by Feb. 6, so we have adequate food, seating, and handouts.

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