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August 6, 2002

Field days to be held during August

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue Agricultural Centers have planned three informative and educational days in August.

The Pinney-Purdue Field Day is Wednesday, Aug. 21. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with tours and programs running from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The center is located a half mile north of U.S. 30 on County Line Road, east of Valparaiso, Ind.

The program will include presentations by Purdue Extension specialists Bob Nielsen on thorny corny issues, Peggy Sellers on diagnosing plant problems, Tony Vyn on polymer coated corn, Glenn Nice on herbicides and weed control, and Fred Whitford on pesticide recordkeeping and safety. A pork chop meal will be served, and after the meal Vic Lechtenberg, dean of Purdue's School of Agriculture, will speak. Local agribusinesses will exhibit products and services, and door prizes will be awarded.

Learn all there is to know about corn at the Northeast-Purdue Agricultural Center on Thursday, Aug. 22. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with programs taking place from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Northeast Purdue offers more than 60 herbicide plots that show various degrees of development. Larry Bledsoe, Purdue entomologist, will speak about pesticide recordkeeping and insect activity and control during the 2002 growing season. Nielsen, Purdue corn specialist, will discuss corn populations at planting and their effect on yield.

The Davis-Purdue Ag Field Day is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 27. Registration begins at 8 a.m., with the program starting at 8:30 a.m. The center is located five miles north of Farmland, Ind., on State Road 1.

Discussion topics and presentations will include corn and soybean herbicide demonstration plots, soybean aphids and other soybean insects, using global positioning tools on the farm, and pesticide recordkeeping for private applicators.

All field days are free and open to the public. Each program has been approved for private applicator credit and CCH credits for commercial applicators licensees.

CONTACT: Jerry Fankhauser, director of Purdue Agricultural Centers, (765) 494-8370,

Writer: Andrea Campbell, (765) 494-8402,

Ag Communications: (765) 494-2722; Beth Forbes,;

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096;

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