Purdue University's Department of Agronomy and Area Nine Extension Educators will host a field day Sept. 2 at the Agronomy Center for Research and Education, 4540 U.S. 52 W, West Lafayette.

Farmers and other agribusiness professionals will have an opportunity to learn about the latest industry trends and research in a series of workshops led by Purdue experts.

Workshop topics and presenters are:

  • "Precision Agriculture Technologies and Agronomic Decisions:" Bob Nielsen, professor of agronomy, and Jeff Boyer, Davis Purdue Agricultural Center superintendent, will discuss how new technologies can be used to implement crop management plans and conduct field testing.
  • "Integrated Pest Management:" Christian Krupke, professor of entomology, will present research summarizing which pollinators are found in soybeans and the impact they can have on yield.
  • "2015 Weed Update:" Travis Legleiter, weed science program specialist, will discuss weed and herbicide management issues Indiana farmers are facing in 2015.
  • "Crop Diseases:" Kiersten Wise, associate professor of botany and plant pathology, will discuss current disease issues, including management options, and ways to minimize the impact of diseases in 2016.

The 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. event includes a lunch that will be provided. There will be an optional water quality tour after lunch led by Ron Turco, professor of agronomy.

There is no cost to attend but registration is required.

Private Applicator Recertification Program, continuing certification hours, and certified crop adviser credits will be available.

Registration ends Aug. 26. To register, contact Bryan Overstreet at boverstr@purdue.edu or Courtney Stierwalt at dickerso@purdue.edu.