Organic soybean pest control: Tour looks at new research

August 3, 2011

Organic soybeans will be the featured topic on Aug. 17 as the 2011 Ohio Sustainable Farm Tour and Workshop Series continues in Bowling Green.

The workshop and tour will focus on new pest control research, including the effects of planting date and the benefits of no-till rotations of rye and soybeans.

Itís at the John Hirzel Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Site at the Agricultural Incubator Foundation, 13737 Middleton Pike. Hours are noon-3 p.m. Admission is free, lunch is provided and no pre-registration is needed.

Six organizations, including Ohio Stateís Sustainable Agriculture Team, are presenting the Farm Tour series.

Complete details and a list of all 36 tours are available at

For more information, contact Alan Sundermeier of Ohio State University Extension, 419-354-9050,