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2014 Pinney Purdue Field Day – August 20

August 4, 2014

Purdue Extension_logoBob Yoder, Extension Educator for the Marshall County Purdue Extension office released information on the up-coming Pinney Purdue Field Day.

The 2014 edition of Pinney Purdue Field Day is scheduled for Wednesday, August 20 at the Pinney Purdue Agriculture Center, 11402 County Line Road, Wanatah, two miles west of US 421 and ½ mile north of U.S. 30. Participants will have opportunities to get updates on current ag production issues, visit with neighbors and fellow producers, and enjoy a great sponsored meal. Registration and exhibitor booths open at 7:30 a.m. CDT near the machinery shed on the west side of County Line Road; parking is on the east side of the road. The Field Day program starts at 8:15 a.m. CDT.
The program begins at 8:15 am. Jim Mintert, a Purdue Extension Ag Economist, will discuss the new farm bill and the options available to farmers this season.
Field tours will begin at 9:20 a.m. and will include stops with Purdue Extension Specialists Bob Nielsen on corn growth and management, Jim Camberato on avoiding N losses, Bill Johnson, on avoiding resistance to herbicides, and Larry Bledsoe on current field crop pest issues.
Lyndon Kelly, Irrigation specialist for Purdue and Michigan State, will be on hand to discuss irrigation management .The field day will conclude with a sponsored pork chop lunch cooked by Birky Family Farms of Kouts, IN. Participants are welcome to visit with Field Day exhibitors, which will be recognized for their help in sponsoring the Field Day, and talk to neighbors and presenters.
A twilight program is planned again this year for those unable to attend the morning programs. Beginning at 5:30 p.m. CDT, Tony Vyn, a Purdue agronomy specialist, will talk about cropping systems management, including nutrients, pests, tillage and soil health. Phil Sutton and Robert Yoder will discuss field crop insect and weed management issues.
Those needing recertification credits for their private applicator pesticide licenses can receive a credit at the field day or twilight program (a $10 fee will be charged for PARP credits). Commercial pesticide applicators can get Continuing Certification Hours (CCHs). Certified Crop Advisers can also acquire needed continuing education hours.
For more information, please call the Purdue Extension – Marshall County office at (574) 935-8545 or e-mail A field day flyer with more details can be accessed at; click on the link under “Hot Topics” or go to the “Field Crops” section under “Agriculture.”
If auxiliary aids and services due to disabilities are required, please contact the LaPorte or Porter County Extension offices at least three days prior to the event.