Based on 2017 USDA figures 34% of North Carolina’s total corn and soybean production takes place in 18 southeastern counties. In an effort to consolidate resources and increase programming impacts county agents within the district are working in collaboration. They have partnered with industry representatives and research specialist to host three regional corn and soybean field days. The focus at each field day will be, but not limited too; in-depth understanding of variety information, entomology/plant pathology, advances in technology, nutrient/water management, and crop management.
Register online or contact Sampson County (910)592-7161.
Questions: Contact Hunter Rhodes (910)592-7161
Agenda as follows:
Welcome…Hunter Rhodes, Field Crops Agent, Sampson Co.
Introduction…Dr. Rich Bonanno, N.C. Cooperative Extension Director, NC State University Field Tours
Corn Focus (1.5 hrs.)
Dr. Ron Heiniger, Professor and Extension Corn Specialist, NC State University…Temperature Study, Population & Root Growth Focus, In-furrow Products Focus, High Yielding Environments
Dr. Charlie Cahoon, Extension Weed Specialist, NC State University…Variety Herbicide Tolerance Study
Tim Britton, Field Crops Agent, Johnston Co. Pop Up Study
Soybean Focus (1.5 hrs.)
Dr. Rachel Vann, Soybean Extension Specialist, NC State University…Optimizing Soybean Maturity Group and Planting Date
Dr. Dominic Reisig, Field Crops Entomologist, NC State University…Corn Earworm
Dr. Alan York, Weed Management Consultant, Corteva…Enlist Soybean Varieties
Jenny Cahoon, Agronomist, BASF… GT27 Soybean Varieties
Daryl Anderson, Field Crops Agent, Wayne Co. Soybean Variety Test MG4.5-5.5
Della King, Field Crops Agent, Duplin Co.
Adam Lassiter, Agronomist, Smithfield Grain. Conventional Soybeans Test
Lunch Speakers /Technology Focus
Scott Pitts andAlleyMarold. Climate (FieldView)
CropMetrics. Irrigation Scheduling/Timing & Sensors
Hunter Rhodes, Field Crops Agent, Sampson Co. Corn Variety Test
*You must register to get your meal ticket.