Please find the 2020 Virginia Tech Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center Virtual Field Day available via YouTube. Pre-recorded sessions can be viewed in one playlist or you can pick and choose individual topics using the hyperlinks in the attached program.
As always, contact us with questions vis email, YouTube comments, or Facebook. Please let us know of any further research or Extension questions that you may have. We hope to see everyone again at our Painter, VA location in person in Summer 2021!
Registration is open for the 2018 Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School for Certified Crop Adviser, Nutrient Management, and Pesticide Applicator Credits for Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. The venue is the Princess Royale Oceanfront Hotel and Conference Center in Ocean City, MD on November 13-15, 2018. Register early so you can enroll in your preferred classes!
Knowing how much, if any, nitrogen you lost during large rain events is a difficult question. You need to consider when you applied nitrogen, your soil texture, your source, the rain event intensity, among other factors. Take a look at this publication for a few things to consider after an intense rain event following nitrogen fertilization: Nitrogen_Corn_5June2018.
For the second year in a row we are seeing many corn fields in Virginia experiencing stunted and yellow growth due to cool and wet growing conditions. See this publication for different causes of yellow and stunted corn and possible changes to your nitrogen applications for the first or second sidedress: Corn Fertility_2June2017
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ursula Deitch (email@example.com) for accommodation. Thank you!
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
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.
Join us for the annual Eastern Shore Agricultural Research and Extension Center (AREC) Field Day on Monday, June 6, 2016 starting at 3:00 PM. We will showcase soil fertility, weed science, entomology, horticulture, plant pathology, and food safety plots and research. More information can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/events/240208089688369/?active_tab=highlights
We are seeing yellow and stunted corn around Virginia due 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