Hardin County – Do you know how to dig corn roots and look for the presence of Corn Rootworm damage? Hardin County OSU Extension will be offering a Corn Rootworm Twilight Tour on Tuesday, July 1 at 7:00 pm. Participants at this Twilight Tour will learn how big of a problem this pest is, along with how to manage it. Rohrs Farms, 810 Courtright Street in McGuffey, Ohio will be the location of this evening event. Dr. Andy Michel, OSU Extension Specialist, Entomology will be the presenter.
Producers will be able to view sample damaged roots and find out what can be done to prevent the issue of Bt resistant corn rootworms in Hardin County and throughout the state. Participants will use Bt test strips to check for presence of this trait in corn plants. They will find out which types of rotations are the most at risk and get their questions answered about this pest before it causes economic damage to their corn crop. This program is free and open to farmers and agribusinesses interested managing corn rootworm.