Ben Rosser is the new Field Crop Corn Industry Program Lead for OMAFRA.
Prior to joining OMAFRA Ben was a Research Technician with the University of Guelph where his primary focus has been on applied research projects investigating corn agronomic practices. These projects enabled Ben to gain experience and knowledge in corn nitrogen rate and application methods, tillage and residue management, starter fertilizers, and the use of different precision agriculture technologies. Additional experiences include other custom on-farm research activities, crop scouting and on-farm work. Ben’s role at the University and in working closely with Field Crop Unit staff on many projects, has given him the opportunity of developing a strong knowledge of the corn production system in Ontario. Ben has a BSc. in Agriculture and MSc. in Plant Agriculture from the University of Guelph. Ben is originally from Denfield, ON. Ben has a strong interest in applied agronomy research, and would like to continue to apply it as new developments and challenges arise in Ontario corn production.