OSU Research Field Days

June 4, 2018
Dr. Peter Thomison standing in front of his corn research talking to a crowd

Join us this summer for field days featuring Ohio State University research. You'll have the opportunity to talk with the researchers and learn more about innovations and new technology.

July 14 - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Ohio Sheep Day, Eastern Agricultural Research Station, 16870 Township Road 126, Caldwell, OH 43724

Join us for the 2018 Ohio Sheep Day at the Eastern Agricultural Research Station, 16870 Bond Ridge Rd., Caldwell, OH 43724. The day's agenda includes Eastern Agricultural Research Station Update and Review, Implementing a Sheep Handling System to Make Your Sheep Operation More Efficient, Lambing Facility System That Works for a Large Sheep Operation, Set-up of a Successful Lamb Feeding Operation, Eastern Agricultural Research Station On-farm Sheep Research That Will Benefit the Sheep Producer, Increasing Efficiency With Improved Fencing and Watering Systems, Pasture Walk With the Experts. Click here for more information.

July 16 - 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Precision Ag Day: Nutrient Management, 9565 Seibt Rd., Versailles, OH

The July 16 Precision Ag Day will focus on nutrient placement in the soil with field demonstrations, precision equipment exhibits, and luncheon speakers. Recent research and innovations that will be demonstrated include, manure side-dress toolbar which enables after-planting applications, high speed, low disturbance tool that bands the fertilizer 4-8 inches below the soil surface, deep tillage, deep placement bar which places the nutrients 6-8 inches in a band, and strip till, nutrient blend tool that blends the fertilizer in the top 4 inches in a band. Click here for more information.

July 18 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Western Agronomy Field Day, Western Agricultural Research Station, 7721 South Charleston Pike, South Charleston, OH 45368

Innovative management for corn and soybean production will be showcased and discussed at the July 18 field day. Topics include weed management, soil fertility research updates, precision planting, smart seed firmers and reducing nutrient loss from crop fields. Hands-on instruction on disease and insect scouting will also be included in the field day. Robert Mullen, chief agronomist with Nutrien will discuss nutrient management and fertilizer considerations. Click here for more information.

July 19 - 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Northeast Ohio Grape Field Day, Ashtabula Agricultural Research Station, 2625 S. Ridge Rd. E, Kingsville, OH 44048

New technology and information for vineyard managers to improve grape quality and production will be on display and discussed during the July 19 field day.  Real-time weather data, summaries, crop production tools, and IPM forecasts are available online through the Network for Environment and Weather Applications (NEWA) will be discussed. Another new technology that will be demonstrated is the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) which uses digital imagery and data to help vineyard managers make harvest decisions. Other topics will include insect and weed management in the vineyard along with a demonstration of under vine cover crops. Click here for more information.

July 24 - 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Hop Production and Management Field Day, Ayars Family Farm, 4381 Rosedale Rd., & Zachrich Hop Yard, Mechancisburg, OH 43044

 Are you interested in starting to grow hops or want to learn more about better managing your hop yard? This field day, led by OSUE hops expert Brad Bergefurd, will cover a wide variety of material such as: start up costs, labor, economics, pest management, irrigation, as well as packaging and processing procedures. The morning session will be at Ayars Family Farm and the afternoon portion will take place at Zachrich Hop Yard down the road. A panel of hops farmers and OSU Hop Educators will talk about their farms and answer audience questions. Click here for more information.

July 25 - 8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Manure Science Review, Watkins Farms, 18361 Township Road 90, Forest, OH 45843

Join us for the Manure Science Review on July 25 in Hardin County. This year's topics include: Waterhemp and Other Weed Seeds in Manure, Avoiding Manure Spills, Manure Application: Rules and Liability, Reducing Phosphorus Runoff, Regulations Update, Valuing Manure. Click here for more information.

August 14 - 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Precision Ag Day: Planters, Fulton County Fairgrounds, 8514 State Route 108, Wauseon, OH 43567

The Northwest Ohio Precision Planter Day will focus on precision planters and feature discussions and demonstrations from equipment, seed, and technology professionals. The field day begins with a program and the afternoon will feature planter demonstrations in the field. The day’s topics will include variable rate seeding, precision placement, downforce options, and high-speed availability. Click here for more information.

August 29 - 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Precision Ag Day: Data Management, Integrated Ag Services, 24320 Woodstock Rd., Milford Center, OH 43045

Learn about Data Management in Precision Agriculture. The day will start with  an overview of on farm research and will continue with data management, data stewardship fundamentals and troubleshooting along with much more. Speakers in include Dr. John Fulton and Dr. Elizabeth Hawkins with OSU Precision Agriculture. Click here for more information.