FSR rolls out plot combine, planter field demo
LONDON, OH -- The latest in agricultural equipment and farming methods will be showcased at the 2015 Farm Science Review during a plot combine and plot planter field demonstration Wednesday Sept. 23 at 1 p.m., at the Molly Caren Agricultural Center near London, Ohio.
The demo is a great opportunity for crop researchers to see how different combines operate in corn and soybean plots and all aspects of the machines, said Matt Sullivan, assistant manager of the Farm Science Review, which is sponsored by the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.
It's also a good chance to see plot planters demonstrating the latest seeding techniques, he said, noting that the presentation is an addition to the show's normal field demos schedule.
"This is unique in that those attending the demo will see four different plot combines and three plot planters in action at a single event," Sullivan said.
Other field demos during the show include GPS technology/strip-till, nutrient application equipment, tillage, unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), soil sampling, planter technology, corn harvest, corn stalk baling and wrapping, stalk shredders, soybean harvest and field drainage installation. A complete schedule can be found at fsr.osu.edu/node/111/mid/677.
Show attendees wanting to see the plot demo or any other field demo should board a shuttle wagon on the west end of the Farm Science Review exhibit area. The demos will be the first stop, across from the Gwynne Conservation Area.
Advance sale tickets for the Farm Science Review are $7 at all OSU Extension county offices, many local agribusinesses and online at fsr.osu.edu/visitors/tickets. Tickets are $10 at the gate. Children 5 and under are admitted free. Show hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 22-23 and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 24.
Farm Science Review is known as Ohio's premier agricultural event and typically draws more than 130,000 farmers, growers, producers and agricultural enthusiasts from across the U.S. and Canada annually. Participants are able to peruse 4,000 product lines from roughly 620 commercial exhibitors and engage in educational workshops, presentations and demonstrations delivered by experts from Ohio State University Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center, which are the outreach and research arms, respectively, of the college.
For more information about the Farm Science Review, visit fsr.osu.edu.