2017 Blackland Farm Managers Tour (August 2)
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 AM.
Opening remarks begin at 8:00 AM. Field sessions will begin at 9:00 AM and end around 12:30 PM.
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 AM – Registration and Breakfast
8:00-8:45 AM – Welcome & Opening Remarks
9:00-10:00 AM – Field Session #1
10:10-11:10 AM – Field Session #2
11:20-12:20 PM – Field Session #3
12:30 PM – Lunch, Door Prizes, and Guest Speaker Kevin Matthews
Pesticide Credits (2 hours of N, D, X, and O) will be available.