2017 Blackland Farm Managers Tour (August 2)

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The 2017 Blackland Farm Managers Tour will be held on Wednesday, August 2nd at Green Valley Farms in Columbia (7014 NC-94, Columbia). Registration and the vendor fair will begin at 7:00 a.m.

Opening remarks begin at 8:00 a.m. Field sessions will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end around 12:30 p.m.

Kevin Matthews, owner of Matthews Family Farms in Yadkin County, will be presenting during lunch.


-Rod Gurganus – Corn Sidedress Nitrogen Placement and Timing Tests

-Anna-Beth Williams – Oveview of On-Farm Tests

-Scott Tilley – Sorghum Varieties

-Dr. Ron Heiniger – Micronutrients and Fertilizer Placement and Timing in Corn

-Dr. Carl Crozier – Corn Starter Fertilizer

-Dr. David Hardy – Potassium Response in Corn

-Dr. Wes Everman – Weed Management

-Dr. Dominic Reisig – Looper Recommendations and Insect Management

-Dr. Jim Dunphy – Foliar Yield Enhancement and Maximum Dryland Yield

-Dr. Lindsey Thiessen – Nematode Management

7:00-8:00 a.m. – Registration and Breakfast

8:00-8:45 a.m. – Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:00-10:00 a.m. – Field Session #1

10:10-11:10 a.m. – Field Session #2

11:20-12:20 p.m. – Field Session #3

12:30 p.m. – Lunch, Door Prizes, and Guest Speaker Kevin Matthews

Pesticide Credits (2 hours of N, D, X, and O) will be available.