Blackland Farm Managers Tour August 3rd in Engelhard
From Andrea Gibbs, Hyde County Extension Agent:
The 2016 Blackland Tour will be held at Middle Creek Farms (396 White Plains Road, Engelhard). Registration will open at 7:00 a.m. After registration, please head to the field to visit with the vendors and enjoy a sausage wrap! Field sessions will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. Jump on a wagon or walk to the tour stop of your choice. A map will be provided in the tour book that will help guide you to each tour stop. Lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m.-11:45 p.m., please grab lunch in between sessions!
-Dr. Ron Heiniger – Emergence Study & High Yield Systems Test
-Scott Tilley – Sorghum Varieties
-Dr. Sriyanka Lahiri – Worm Control in Soybeans
-Dr. Alejandro Del Pozo-Valdivia – Seedling Insects in Corn
-Dr. Jim Dunphy – Maximum Yield Tests & Non-Foliar Test
-Dr. Carl Crozier
-Dr. David Hardy – Soybean Potassium Research
-Anna-Beth Williams – Potassium Studies
-Dr. Chad Poole – Drainage
-Dr. Wes Everman – Resistance Management
-Rod Gurganus – Various agent test plots
(9:30-10:30 and 11:00-12:00 only)
-LaMarr Graft – Grain Bin Safety
8:00-9:00 a.m. – Session #1
9:00-9:30 a.m. – Break – Look at test plots, talk to specialists, & make your way to the next stop!
9:30-10:30 a.m. – Session #2
10:30-11:00 a.m. – Break – Look at test plots, talk to specialists, & make your way to the next stop!
11:00 – 12:00 p.m. – Session #3
12:00 – 12:30 p.m. – Break – Look at test plots, talk to specialists, & make your way to the metal building at the shop!
1:00 p.m. – Welcome from the BFMA, introductions, & Dr. Chad Lee (Grain Crops Extension Agronomist, University of Kentucky)
Pesticide credits (N, D, X, and O) and CCA credits (1 Nutrient Management & 3 Crop Management) will be available!