The Ross Soil and Water Conservation District announces a free online program for the district’s annual meeting. Ohio State professor Steve Culman will present a preview of the much-anticipated Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations on August 20th. Attendees are asked to contact the district for an invitation to the free online event at the district website www.rosscountyswcd.org.
“These recommendations affect everything from the cost of farming to water quality,” according to district administrator Bob Neal. Neal says assistant professor Steve Culman from the Ohio State University Soil Fertility Lab will lead the online presentation. Ag professionals use these fertilizer recommendations to make short-term and long-term decisions about cost and yield, according to Neal.
Culman spoke at a seminar in March this year and said the recommendations are out of date.
“They are what they are,” Culman says, “they were published 25 years ago based on data older than that.” Culman and a team at the Soil Fertility Lab have been working on updating the recommendations.
The free online event will begin at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday August 20, 2020. Professor Culman will make a presentation about the Tri-State Fertilizer Recommendations and answer questions.
Following the presentation, Supervisors for the Ross Soil and Water Conservation District will conduct the district’s annual business meeting including the district election. Anyone interested in attending the online meeting can request an invitation at the Soil & Water district website or by calling the district office at 740-772-4110. Press extension 116 when the system answers.
The Ross Soil and Water Conservation District has been assisting farm producers and property owners with conservation practices since 1947. Ross County residents can request free technical assistance about drainage issues and other conservation questions by calling the district office at 740-772-4110 (extension 116) or visiting www.rosscountyswcd.org online.