2014 Blackland Farm Managers Tour

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The Blackland Farm Managers Association, the Cooperative Extension Offices in Beaufort, Hyde, Washington, and Tyrrell Counties, and The North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services invite you to join us on Wednesday, August 6th for the 44th Annual “Blackland Farm Managers Tour”. This year, the tour will be held on the Tidewater Research Station in Plymouth (207 Research Station Road), North Carolina.

After the tour, BASF will be sponsoring an “On Target Application Academy”.

The tour will be in the “New Ground” section of the research station, so after turning on Research Station Road, go under the Highway 64 overpass and follow the road and signs to the south end of the station.

For more information, contact Rod Gurganus, Beaufort County Extension Director (252-946-0111), or Frank Winslow, Tyrrell County Extension Director (252-796-1581). Pesticide credits in subclasses N, O, D, and X will be available.

Agenda :

7:00-8:00 a.m.       Breakfast, Grain Bin Safety Demonstrations, UAV Demonstrations, Vendor Exhibits, and Registration

8:00-9:00 a.m.       Opening remarks and special presentations:

The Honorable Steve Troxler, Commissioner of Agriculture, and Dr. Richard Linton, Dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, will present “Ag Innovations @ Work”, a new initiative showcasing new equipment and technologies to meet growing food, fiber and fuel demands through investments in research.

Representatives from Monsanto will also attend to formally recognize Bethany Pugh from Hyde County as the Southeast Region “America’s Farm Mom of the Year” winner.

9:00-1:00 p.m.       Field Tours

1:00-2:00 p.m.       Lunch

2:00 p.m.                 BASF’s “On Target Application Academy”

Topics Include:

Come out to hear the latest information about topics related to the production of corn, soybeans, and cotton, including insect and weed control options, maximum yield inputs and strategies, tillage, water management, and more!

Featured Speakers:

“Cotton Nitrogen Fertilization”; Sandy Stewart

“Cotton Variety Selection”; Keith Edmisten

“North Carolina’s OVT Program”; Carrie Brinton

“Crop Nitrogen Sensor Calibration”; Carl Crozier

“Thoughts From the Other Half of the Corn Plant: Where Can I Get a Drink?”; Alan Meijer

“Weed Management in Cotton”; Alan York

“What it Takes to Make 300 Bushel Corn in North Carolina, OR How Uniform Emergence Impacts Corn Yield: These Really are Related!!!!”; Ron Heiniger

“Insect Control and Management”; Dominic Reisig

“Soybean Variety Selection”; Jim Dunphy

“High Yield Soybeans”; Frank Winslow, Lance Grimes, Rod Gurganus

“Automated Controlled Drainage and Irrigation Structures”; Chad Poole, Tim Appelboom

“Weed Control Options for Soybeans”; Wes Everman