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AG News Archives for 2014-06

Corn Rootworm Seminar Offered on Twilight Tour

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.


Extension announces "An Evening Garden Affair"

Hardin County – The Hardin County Men’s Garden Club with the assistance of the Hardin County Master Gardeners, is sponsoring  “An Evening Garden Affair” on Monday evening June 23rd at the Friendship Gardens of Hardin County, located at 960 Kohler Street in Kenton.  The program is from 6 to 9 pm and will feature a presentation by Dr. Laura Deeter, Associate Professor & Coordinator, Landscape Horticulture & Horticultural Science, OSU A.T.I. Wooster, Ohio.
 Pam Bennett, OSU Extension state Master Gardener Coordinator and 2013 speaker, speaks with participants at last year’s “An Evening Garden Affair.”
Dr. Deeter will present a program on Perennials for the home gardener.  The event is free and open to the public, rain or shine with the program inside the Harco workshop.  Master Gardener volunteers will be stationed throughout the Friendship Garden for the evening to answer your garden questions.  Door prizes and refreshments will be part of the evening festivities.  If you have not visited the Friendship Garden, this will provide you with an ideal time for your first visit and to come away with good garden information and advice.    
The evening begins at 6 pm with causal browsing in the garden and refreshments. Dr. Deeter will speak at 7 pm and the evening will continue after her presentation with a further chance to visit the Friendship Gardens.  All who have an interest in gardening will not want to miss this event.  Parking is at the garden off Kohler Street or in front of Harco Industries.  For further information contact the OSU Extension Office.


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