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Crops Health and Technology Clinic Slated for July 1
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 06/16/2014

The University of Wisconsin-Extension offices of Barron and Chippewa County are hosting Crop Health and Technology Clinics on July 1. The Chippewa location will be held from 10 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. at the Scott Mohr farm, east of Cornell. The Barron location will be at the Al Schutz farm located southwest of Dallas beginning at 1:00 p.m.

The Crop Health and Technology Clinic is designed to help farmers use technology such as tablets and smart phones to identify and manage weeds, diseases, insects, and nutrient deficiencies affecting corn, soybeans, and alfalfa. DMZ Aerial will be demonstrating the use of drones for crop scouting. Richard Proost, UW-Madison NPM Regional Agronomist will discuss 'Troubleshooting techniques and herbicide resistance management' at both locations.

At the Chippewa County site, Chippewa County UW Extension Agronomy Educator, Jerry Clark will discuss 'Using technology to diagnose crop issues'; Jill Hietpas Community Development and Broadband Educator, 'Feeling comfortable with technology in the field'. At the Dallas location, Tim Jergenson, Barron County Agricultural Agent will discuss 'Using technology to diagnose crop issues.'

There is no cost to attend and two CCA continuing education credits in Crop Management have been applied for. Pre-registration is encouraged to help plan for materials.

For more information or to register, contact the Chippewa County UW-Extension Office 715-726-7950 or the Barron County UW-Extension Office 715-537-6250.

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