Marshall County Purdue Extension Office is hosting two evening sessions for area farmers.  On Tuesday evening, December 7, a meeting on corn management and crop fertility will be held at the Marshall County Building room 304, 112 W. Jefferson Street, Plymouth.  Program will start at 7:00 pm with registration for PARP at 6:30 pm.  On Wednesday, December 8, a program on forage management addressing weed and insect control will be at the Marshall County Community Center, at 202 West Street, Argos. Program will start at 6:30 pm with registration for PARP at 6:00 pm. Both programs are approved for Private Applicator Recertification.

We will have live presenters at the Dec. 7 meeting. There will also be continuing educational hours available for Commercial Applicators including CAT 14 and Certified Crop Consultants. James Camberato, Professor of Agronomy, will share his soil fertility expertise, addressing managing crop fertility in a year with cost of fertilizer dramatically rising. Dan Quinn, Assistant Professor of Agronomy and Purdue Corn Specialist, will provide a review of this season corn production and thoughts as we head into 2022. It will be a challenging year with input costs climbing. Robert Yoder, Purdue Extension Educator, will lead a discussion on mini-bulk pesticide containers, reviewing the rule and regulations pertaining to them.

The Dec. 8 meeting will be an in-person host site for a presentation. There will also be continuing educational hours available for Commercial Applicators and Certified Crop Consultants. This Presenters during this meeting will feature forage insect and weed pest management. Marcelo Zimmer, Purdue Weed Specialist, will provide an update on weed control in pastures and hay fields. Dr. Christian Krupke, Purdue Professor of Entomology, will provide a forage insect update for hay and pasture fields.  Robert Yoder, Purdue Extension Educator, will lead the group in a forage jeopardy contest where those that answers questions will be rewarded.  It will be an enjoyable time testing general forage knowledge of those willing to participate!

If you want to receive credit as a PARP meeting, please bring you license.  There is no cost for PARP on Dec. 7 only, it is being sponsored by Indiana Corn and Soybean Associations. The cost for PARP credits on Dec. 8 will be $10. If you are planning on attending please call Marshall County Extension Office (574) 935-8545 by Monday, December 6, or e-mail that you planning on attend.