BMP Field Day

BMP Field Day is a day-long event at CFAES Wooster to increase awareness of Phosphorus-use efficiency.While the event itself has already finished, the recordings and presentations are available for anyone to watch.This Field Day was eligible for 4.5 CLM and 5.5 CCA credits

Secrest Welcome Center

BMP Field Day is an event focused on issues pertaining to Phosphorus usage and impacts on the environment. The major goal of the field day is to engage stakeholders about BMPs to enhance Phosphorus-use efficiency and decrease fertilizer runoff.This event is divided into two major parts.
Part 1: Experts will give presentations covering a variety of topics related to Phosphorus and how it relates to soil, water, crop health, and the economy
Part 2: A poster and demo symposium to showcase research and strategies to save money on fertilizer and to protect the environment. This will include small-scale and large-scale demonstrations.

Secrest Welcome Center

BMP Field Day Resources

While BMP Field Day was already occurred, you can still access the recording and all of the presentation slides.BMP Field Day Resources

Secrest Welcome Center

BMP Field Day Schedule

8:00 amSign In--Attendees receive event information. Coffee & light snacks provided
8:30Event OpeningDr. Catherine FreedIntroduce the Field Day and the importance of Phosphorus
8:45Topic 1: AgronomyGreg LaBargeRow crop Phosphorus management
9:35Topic 2: SoilJuan PillajoIdentification of Phosphorus Solubilizing Bacteria Associated with Floriculture Crops
10:25Topic 3: WaterPaige GarrabrantThe Impacts of Phosphorus on Water Quality
11:00Topic 3: WaterMatthew RomankoUsing Agricultural Conservation Planning Framework (ACPF) for conservation planning
11:40-1:00Lunch Session--Lunch provided for all registered attendees. This session will include an interactive survey and our featured
12:10Lunch Topic: Fertilizer costs & P economyDr. Barry WardEconomic View from the Farm Gate
1:00Topic 4: Phosphorus RemediationDr. Jim Owen & Dr. James AltlandPhosphorus Fate and Retention in Greenhouse & Nursery Substrates
1:45-3:45Poster & Demo Symposium--This symposium has two major components: poster symposium with small-scale demonstrations (on-site at the Welcome center) and a large-scale demonstration site (Apple Creek). Graduate students, postdoctoral associates, extension agents, and more will present their research as posters or physical small-scale demonstrations. Attendees will also be transported by a bus to view two large-scale BMPS: the Sediment Capture and Reuse field site demonstration led by Dr. Jon Witter and Dr. Ryan Haden and the Smart Drainage Field demonstration led by Dr. Hemendra Kumar.
4:00Event Closing  

Location Info

Secrest Welcome Center
2122 Williams Rd, Wooster, OH 44691
Parking available in lot behind the building
March 29th, 2023
8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Registration starts at 8:00am

Secrest Welcome Center
Secrest Welcome Center

Who are we?

This event is organized and planned by Dr. Catherine Freed in collaboration with Brian Gwin, Dr. Jim Owen, and the OSU Extension Water Quality Team.BMP is sponsored by the USDA NIFA and is co-hosted by Virginia Tech and the Ohio State University.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about BMP Field Day, please contact Dr. Catherine Freed at [email protected]