Pesticide Exam, Safety Recertification and Upcoming Events

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2018 Pesticide Exam-August 8th
North Carolina Pesticide exams will be offered on Wednesday, August 8th at the
Johnston County Ag Center. To take the exam, bring valid ID (Driver’s License)
and a calculator. Please arrive by 12:30 p.m. The cost of the Private applicator
exam is $10.00, Core exam is $50.00, and any commercial category is $20.00.
Study materials ordered at http://www.ncagr.gov/SPCAP/pesticides/license.htm

Corn Field Day-August 2nd
North Carolina Cooperative Extension is inviting all growers to attend a Corn
Field Day August 2nd. The meeting will be held at 2001 Timberlake Road,
Franklinton, NC and start at 6:00 p.m. Topics will include varieties, population,
fertility, and weed and insect control. Register by July 30th by calling 919-496-
3344. (1 Hour of NODX pesticide credit will be offered).

2018 Hemp Field Day-August 6th
The 2018 Hemp Field Day will be held at the Piedmont Research Station, 8530
Sherrill’s Ford Road Salisbury, NC on August 6th. The meeting will start at
8:00 a.m. and end with lunch.

2018 Stevia Field Day-August 9th
The 2018 Stevia Field Day will be held at the Horticultural Crops Research
Station in Clinton, NC on August 9th. The meeting will start at 7:30 a.m. Details
about the field day as well as the link to register can be found at https://stevia.ces.ncsu.edu/2018/06/2018-stevia-field-day/. This field day will
cover weed and disease management, breeding, and other updates in NC stevia
production. Please feel free to pass this link along to others that may be
interested in attending.

Johnston County Soybean Field Day-August 28th
North Carolina Cooperative Extension is inviting all growers to attend a Soybean
Field Day, August 28th at the Livestock Arena, 520 County Home Rd, Smithfield
NC. Meeting will begin at 7:30 a.m. with breakfast. Extension specialist and agents
will discuss soybeans weed, insect, and disease management. The meeting will
end at 10:00 a.m. after a field plot tour. Anyone interested should call the
Cooperative Extension Office at (919) 989-5380 by August 24th. (2 Hours of
NODX pesticide and CCA credits will be offered).

Johnston/Wilson County Cotton Field Day-August 30th
North Carolina Cooperative Extension is inviting all growers to attend a
Cotton Field Day August 30th. The meeting will be start at the 1209 Bay
Valley Road, Kenly NC at the Farm shop of Joey Holland. Dr. Guy Collins
will discuss cotton defoliation and variety trial information. The meeting will
start a 6:00 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. A sponsored meal will be provided. Anyone
interested should call the Cooperative Extension Office at (919) 989-5380 by
August 24th, 2018. (2 Hours of NODX pesticide and CCA credits will be
offered).

2018 Peanut Field Day-September 6th
The 2018 Peanut Field Day will be held on September 6th at the Peanut Belt Research Station,112 Research Station Lane, Lewiston-Woodville, NC. The meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. and end with lunch.

Safety Recertification Class-September 6th
The last safety recertification class (V class) for 2018 will be offered on Thursday, September 6th at the Johnston County Ag Center, starting at 6:30 p.m.

2018 Cotton Field Day-September 13th
The 2018 Cotton Field Day will be held on September 13th at the Upper Coastal Plain Research Station, 2811 Nobles Mill Pond Rd, Rocky Mount, NC. The meeting will start at 8:30 a.m. and end with lunch.

2018 Agri-Business Tour-September 20th
The Johnston County Ag business tour will be held Thursday, September 20th. It will start at 7:30 a.m. at the Johnston County Extension Office. We plan to visit Crooked Row Farm in Kenly, and then leave for a Hemp production operation
in Durham and Person County. Anyone interested should call the Cooperative Extension Office at (919) 989-5380 by September 14th. The cost will be $10.00 for members’ guest and $20 for non-members. A light breakfast and lunch will be provided. Cover Crop Resources for 2018 can be found at Cover Crops and Water Quality Additional information can be found at your local extension office.

Forestry Landowner Meeting-November 6th
North Carolina Cooperative Extension in Johnston County will host a forestry landowner meeting. The event will start at 6:00 p.m. at the Johnston County Ag Center and will run until 8:30 p.m. A sponsored dinner will be provided. We will
discuss, Forestry Management tools, Rental agreements, Wildlife nuisance issues, and the Beaver Management Program. Anyone interested should call the Cooperative Extension Service at (919) 989-5380 by November 2nd.