HARDIN COUNTY - The Hardin County Extension office will be the host of three Corn, Soybean, and Wheat Connection webinars from Ohio State University Extension's Agronomic Crops Team on Jan. 14, Feb. 11, and Feb. 25. The interactive webinars will be viewed at the Extension office, located at 1021 W. Lima St., Suite 103, in Kenton. OSU Extension Educator Mark Badertscher will be facilitating the webinars for the local audience.
Tuesday, Jan. 14 will be the first webinar concentrating on Corn Production. It will start at 7 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. 'Optimizing Corn Yields-Assessing the Contribution of Key Agronomic Management Factors' will be the topic of the presentation. It will be taught by Dr. Peter Thomison, State Specialist Corn Production, Ohio State University Extension. 'Seed Treatments in Corn: Impacts on Pests and Pollinators' will also be presented by Dr. Andy Michel, State Specialist Field Crops Entomology, Ohio State University Extension and Dr. Reed Johnson, Entomologist Apiculture, The Ohio State University.

Tuesday, Feb. 11, will be the second webinar concentrating on Soybean Production. It will start at 7 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. 'Everything But the Kitchen Sink: High Input Soybean Production' will be the topic of the presentation. It will be taught by Dr. Laura Lindsey, State Specialist Soybean & Small Grains Production, Ohio State University Extension. 'Updates on Fungicides and Resistance, Soybean Cyst Nematode and Seed Treatments' will be taught by Dr. Anne Dorrance, State Specialist Plant Pathologist Soybeans, Ohio State University Extension.

Tuesday, Feb. 25, will be the third webinar concentrating on Weed Control. It will start at 10 a.m. and end at noon. 'Update on New Herbicides/Recommendations, and Managing Herbicide Site of Action' will be the topic of the presentation. It will be taught by Dr. Mark Loux, State Specialist Weed Management, Ohio State University Extension.

If you would like to attend any of these webinar presentations, please call the Hardin County Extension office at 419-674-2297 or email Mark Badertscher at badertscher.4@osu.edu to RSVP so that preparations can be made to accommodate the number of people interested in attending.