Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Agriculture

May 9, 2014

SEPAC Field Day open to public

BUTLERVILLE – The Purdue Extension Service will hold the Southeast Purdue Ag. Center (SEPAC) Field Day from 3 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 1.

Topics presented will reflect the conditions of the season and important considerations. The presentations will be conducted by Purdue Extension Specialists that are foremost in their field of study.

Topics will include:

• “Corn Yield Response to Seeding Rates & Nitrogen Fertilizer Rates” by Field Crop specialist Bob Nielsen

• “Soybean Update, including Starter Fertilizer and Population Research” by soybean specialist Shaun Casteel

• “Soil Health and How We Improve It” by Eileen Kladivko

The evening concludes with a talk by Fred Whitford, who is the director of the Purdue Pesticide Programs. Fred always shares an important topic in a unique way.

Field Day is free and open to the public. Those wishing to receive PARP credit must bring $10 and their private applicator number to the program.

The Southeast Purdue Agricultural Center is located at 4425 East County Road 350 North in Butlerville. There is a yellow caution light on US Highway 50, approximately five miles east of North Vernon and one mile west of Butlerville. Turn north off of US Highway 50 at the yellow caution light and follow the signs approximately three quarters of a mile to SEPAC.

RSVPs are appreciated. For more information on the field day or to make a reservation, contact the Decatur County Purdue Extension Office by June 25 at 812-663-8388.

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