2017 Winter Production Meeting Schedule

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It is time to for the 2017 Winter Production Meetings.  We have information here for ALL of our winter meetings, so read carefully.  Some additional information will be added soon.

“Road Show”:

As usual, each meeting will be the same at each location (see table below), so choose a date that is the most convenient for you.  Click here to see a map of all of the locations.

This year, the agenda will be a little different than before, so pay close attention to all the activities and times.  BASF representatives are sponsoring breakfast at each of our road show locations, and will be providing information about minimizing spray drift through their “On-Target Application Academy” at 8:00 AM.

After a break at 9:00 AM, we will begin our “Road Show”.  We have a variety of topics lined up for the meetings this year.  As always, we will provide lunch as well.  And if this is your year to renew your private pesticide applicator license, we will provide that class at each location at 1:00 PM.  Two hours of X, N, D, and O pesticide credits are available.  Click here to register for the meeting/location you plan to attend.

  • 7:30 AM Breakfast (Sponsored by BASF)
  • 8:00 AM BASF On-Target Application Academy
  • 9:00 Break, Visit Posters and Vendors
  • 9:30 AM Road Show Presentations
  • Noon Lunch
  • 1:00 PM Private Pesticide Applicator “V” Training
  • 3:00 PM Adjourn

Regional Auxin Training and Cotton Production Meeting February 6, 2017:

On February 6th, 2017, we will meet in Ponzer at the Community Building on Highway 264 for a regional auxin training and cotton production meeting.

As you know, XtendiMax and Engenia recently received federal registration for use on Xtend cotton and soybeans. We anticipate registration for Enlist Duo in the near future. And, you have seen reports about the off-target issues in the Mid-South this past summer. Because of those issues, EPA is strongly in favor of applicator training related to responsible use of auxin herbicides.

In addition to federal registration, a pesticide must also be registered within a state before it can be sold.  North Carolina has decided to go with a state SLN label. This allows the state to include certain requirements in addition to what is on the federal label.  So, North Carolina will require applicator training.

North Carolina’s SLN label will state the following:  “The producer, certified applicator, or person responsible for the application of this product on cotton or soybeans, in-crop, must attend Auxin Herbicides – Best Management Practices training that is approved by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture”. In other words, training is mandatory if one wants to use the new products.  Attendees will receive credit in the X category on private applicator licenses.

The companies involved, BASF, Dow, and Monsanto, will be presenting training also. Company training will not fulfill the requirement on the SLN labels.

Alan York will be on hand at 8:00 AM to provide this training for cotton and soybean growers before the cotton production meeting later in the morning.  Keith Edmisten, Guy Collins, and Dominic Reisig will be on hand to talk about cotton production as well.  We will conclude with a sponsored lunch.

Eastern North Carolina Small Grain Field Day February 10, 2017

We will meet at the Vernon James Research and Extension Center in Plymouth on February 10th to talk about wheat production.  We have test plots planted on the station, so as we get closer to the date for the meeting, we will determine the logistics for the meeting as the weather allows us.  We hope that we can address issues currently impacting the crop, or those that are on the horizon.  By having this event earlier in the growing season, it might allow you to apply what you learn to the current crop, instead of having to wait until next year.

Water Management Meeting February 24, 2017

To produce crops profitably in our area, water management must be considered.  Come to the Vernon James Extension and Research Center on February 24th to learn about the emerging technologies and research on the horizon.  More information coming soon.

Grain Bin Safety Training

Hyde County Extension is partnering with Lake Ridge Farms and the NC Agromedicine Institute to conduct this workshop on February 28th, 2017. The class will be led by LaMar Grafft, Associate Director of the NC Agromedicide Institue. This training is designed for farmers, farm workers, family members, elevator employees, emergency workers, and safety personnel. Topics will include: incidents involving grain storage and handling, grain bin hazards (electrical, falls, entanglements, engulfments), grain bin entry, and a lifeline demonstration.  The training begins at noon with lunch.  We need to know how many to plan for, so please click here to register for this training.

Following are the dates and locations for the meetings:

Meeting Date Time Location
Washington Road Show January 20th, 2017 Breakfast @ 7:30 AM, Road Show @ 9:30 AM Griffin Farms, 1694 Avenue Road, Washington
Columbia Road Show January 25th, 2017 Breakfast @ 7:30 AM, Road Show @ 9:30 AM Green Valley Farms, 7014 Hwy 94 South, Columbia
Ponzer Road Show January 27th, 2017 Breakfast @ 7:30 AM, Road Show @ 9:30 AM Ponzer Community Building, 39111 US Hwy 264
Aurora Road Show January 31st, 2017 Breakfast @ 7:30 AM, Road Show @ 9:30 AM Sid Cayton’s Farm Shop, Aurora
Regional Auxin Training and Cotton Production Meeting February 6th, 2017 8:00 AM Auxin Training, 10:00 AM Cotton Meeting Ponzer Community Building, 39111 US Hwy 264
Engelhard Road Show February 8th, 2017 Breakfast @ 7:30 AM, Road Show @ 9:30 AM Middle Creek Farms, 396 White Plains Road, Engelhard
Plymouth Road Show February 9th, 2017 Breakfast @ 7:30 AM, Road Show @ 9:30 AM Vernon James Research and Extension Center, 207 Research Station Road, Plymouth
Eastern NC Small Grain Field Day February 10th, 2017 Breakfast @ 8:30 AM, Meeting @ 9:30 AM Vernon James Research and Extension Center, 207 Research Station Road, Plymouth
BFMA Annual Meeting February 15th, 2017  TBD Vernon James Research and Extension Center, 207 Research Station Road, Plymouth
Water Management Meeting February 24th, 2017  TBD Vernon James Research and Extension Center, 207 Research Station Road, Plymouth
Grain Bin Safety Training February 28th, 2017  Noon (Lunch included) Lake Ridge Farms, 8630 Piney Woods Road, Fairfield

Written By

Photo of Rod GurganusRod GurganusCounty Extension Director (252) 946-0111 rod_gurganus@ncsu.eduBeaufort County, North Carolina
Updated on Jan 4, 2017
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