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View the Program: Virginia Eastern Shore Ag Conference and Trade Show

We look forward to seeing you January 25th and 26th at the 27th Annual Eastern Shore Ag conference & Trade Show! You can find the program online at: https://onedrive.live.com/?authkey=%21AEczhxLIHkUCwmY&cid=05F6B732110DB231&id=5F6B732110DB231%2129963&parId=5F6B732110DB231%21813&o=OneUp. Virginia pesticide re-certification and Certified Crop Adviser credits will be available. See the program for more information.

The event will be held at the Eastern Shore Community College Workforce Development Center, 29300 Lankford Highway, Melfa, VA 23410. When you enter the driveway to the Community College, we will be meeting in the building to the left.

The Annual Oyster Roast will be held on Wednesday night, January 25th beginning with a social at 6:00 pm and oysters served at 6:30 pm. Along with oysters, there will be all-you-can-eat barbecue, sides and beverages. Tickets will be $35.00 in advance and $40.00 if purchased the day of the oyster roast.

If you have any questions or concerns please contact either Theresa Pittman (tpittman@vt.edu) or Ursula Deitch (ursula@vt.edu) for accommodation. Thank you!

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Virginia Eastern Shore Ag Conference and Trade Show

Join us in Melfa, VA for the 27th Annual Eastern Shore Agricultural Conference and Trade Show on January 25-26, 2017. This event is free, open to the public, and will be held at the Eastern Shore Community College Workforce Development Center. We will offer Virginia Pesticide Recertification credits for categories 1A, 10, 60, and 90. We will also offer Certified Crop Adviser Credits for nutrient management (2), soil and water (1), integrated pest management (4.5), crop management (6), and professional development (0.5). Click on the following link for topic areas being presented: ag-conf-press-release-2017

Registration is open for the Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School.

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November 15-17, 2016
Princess Royale Hotel in Ocean City, MD

Registration is open for the 22nd annual Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School. This year’s school will feature 2 ½ days of timely presentations in the areas of crop management, nutrient management, pest management, soil and water management, and climate. This year, the school will also feature the popular Crop School on Wheels field tour (limited to 50 participants). Nutrient management (VA, MD, DE, PA), pesticide, and certified crop adviser (CCA) credits will be available. Register early for the best selection of sessions.

The session schedule is online at: https://cdn.extension.udel.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/12/2016/09/23151701/2016_CMS_Program_Final.pdf

Registration information is posted at: http://www.cvent.com/events/2016-crop-management-school/event-summary-bbd4a7d2717545af9770626ef761a930.aspx?tw=E3-C1-0B-14-32-A0-CB-AB-1C-D6-9A-06-46-74-20-5F.

Contact Amy Shober (ashober@udel.edu) or Jarrod Miller (jarrod@umd.edu) with questions about the school. We look forward to seeing you there.

The Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School is organized by Extension Specialists from Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and Maryland featuring speakers from across the nation.

Yellow Corn

We are seeing yellow and stunted corn around Virginia duYellow Corn Plante to many different factors that range from nutrient deficiencies to cool and wet growing conditions. Take a look at this article to give you a few reasons for this poor looking corn and different things to consider prior to making your sidedress nitrogen applications. Yellow_Corn_26May2016

 

26th Annual Eastern Shore of Virginia Ag Conference & Trade Show

The Eastern Shore of Virginia Ag Conference & Trade Show is on! We are snow free, and looking forward to a great event on January 26 and 27, 2016. The event will take place at the Eastern Shore Community College Workforce Development Center in Melfa, VA. The full program can be found at: http://issuu.com/esarec/docs/flipbookfinal/1. We have been approved for Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) CEU credits (details at: https://www.dropbox.com/s/f34f3spg4quni7a/CCA_Credits_Handout_2016.pdf?dl=0), Virginia Nutrient Management Credit (1 credit), and Virginia Pesticide Recertification credits (information in the program). See you there! Directions can be found at: http://es.vccs.edu/about/mapdirections/.ESCC

Eastern Shore Ag Conference & Trade Show

Join Virginia Tech, Virginia Cooperative Extension, the Virginia Association of Potato and Vegetable Growers, and Industry to hear updates, research information, and innovative products for grain, oilseed, and vegetable crops important to Virginia’s Eastern Shore on January 26 and 27, 2016. This event is free and open to the public. Announcements concerning conference updates, weather delays and/or closings, etc. will be made at: https://www.facebook.com/EasternShore.Soils. Highlights of the program can be found in the attached flyer.

Ag Conf Press Release 2016

Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School Registration

The program for the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School (MACMS) has now been set and the online registration website is now active. Everyone is welcome to attend! Virginia nutrient management credits and Certified Crop Adviser (CCA) credits will be offered. Local and regional farmers, independent consultants, certified crop advisers, nutrient management consultants, and agency and university professionals will join together to learn the latest on a wide range of topics from local, regional, and national speakers.

The Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School (MACMS) will be held from Nov. 17 to Nov. 19, 2015 at the Princess Royale in Ocean City Maryland. Some of the notable speakers include Dr. Bob Nielsen (Mr. King Corn) from Purdue University, Dr. Dewey Lee from the University of Georgia, Dr. David Langston from Virginia Tech, Dr. Randy Taylor from Oklahoma State University, Dr. Gordon Johnson from University of Delaware, Dr. Jarrod Miller from University of Maryland Extension, Mr. Mark Dubin from University of Maryland Extension and U.S. EPA Chesapeake Bay Program Office, Dr. Scott Bretthauer from the University of Illinois, and many others.

Register for MACMS online at: https://www.SignUp4.net/public/ap.aspx?EID=20154802E. If you prefer a pdf version of the MACMS brochure, please email Richard Taylor at rtaylor@udel.edu.

Sessions on pest management, crop management, soil and water management, fertility management and some interactive sessions will be offered. Certified Crop Adviser (CCA), Nutrient Management, and Pesticide credits are available. Continuing education credits are available from a number of states in the region including Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. There are 43 different talks to choose from over the 2.5 day school. Some of the topics that will be covered are:

Effects of Stress on Corn Early in the Season

High Yield Soybeans: Is There a Recipe? A Roundtable Discussion

Row Crop Planters – Wider, Faster, or Both

A Path to Higher Yields: Part ll. Reducing Stress through Plant Health and Management

Lime Rate and Its Relationship to Fertility and Soil Type

Nitrogen Release from Non-chemical Fertilizers

The Intersection of Cover Crops and Weed Control

Future Technologies for Herbicide Resistance Weed Management

Understanding and Identifying Stalk Rots in Corn

Fumigant Control of Nematodes in Vegetables

Pest Management Trivia Challenge

Delaware’s Cropland Transect Survey – We’re Looking for Residue, Have You Seen Any?

Soil Health Principles and Manure Incorporation

Water Quality Trading in the Chesapeake Bay

Drainage Basics and Drainage Water Management

Forage and Field Crop Identification Hands-On Workshop

Evaluating Quality in Fruits and Vegetables Hands-On Workshop

Produce Food Safety Hands-On Workshop

Using Crop, Soils, Pest, and other Ag Apps on Your Tablet or Mobile Phone Hands-On Workshop

If you have questions, please contact us.

Dr. Richard W. Taylor
Extension Specialist—Agronomy
Dr. Amy Shober
Extension Specialist—Nutrient Management
University of Delaware
Email: rtaylor@udel.edu and ashober@udel.edu

The Value of Straw

Farmers are busy in the fields harvesting barley and wheat. Often, farmers opt to bale the straw themselves or allow custom balers to come in and remove the straw from the land. What is the nutrient value of this straw being removed? Check out this publication to figure out what fertilizer nutrients are being removed to help gauge whether the straw should be baled or not. Straw_Value_17June2015