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Crop Management Workshop offered at Four Sites

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Written Thursday, January 18, 1996  

Crop producers and commercial pesticide applicators who want to keep current on pest-related problems should sign up now for the 1996 crop management workshop, says Purdue entomologist John Obermeyer.

The workshop will be held at five sites: Angola, January 29; Seymour, January 30; Washington, January 31; Lafayette, February 1 and February 2.

The registration fee of $40 includes a pocket-sized 1996 Corn and Soybean Field Guide. Lunch is not included. For an additional $40, participants can buy the 550-page Field Crops Pest Management Manual.

On-site registration at each location begins at 8:30 a.m. and the workshops continue until 4:35 p.m. Workshop topics are: rootworm damage in first-year corn; pesticide regulation, review and update; residues, rotations, rots and remedies; roundup-ready soybeans; new tools for crop problem diagnostics; future challenges to increased no-till; and conducting a safety and environmental audit.

Indiana, Michigan and Ohio commercial pesticide applicators (Indiana categories 1a and 10) can earn five continuing certification hours. Certified crop advisers can gain six continuing education units. For more information on registration, call Kathy Hyman, (317) 494-2758 or 1-800-359-2968, ext. 92h, or send a fax to (317) 494-0567. For information about the program, call Obermeyer at (317) 494-4563.

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