Reminder: June 5 Field Tour Invitation

This is a reminder that the Virginia Tech Tidewater Agricultural Research and Extension Center (TAREC) will hold an early-summer row crops tour during the morning of Thursday, June 5, 2014. The tour will be held at the TAREC Research Farm (1045 Hare Road, Suffolk, VA). On-site registration will begin at 8:30 am and the tour will begin promptly at 9:00 am. There is no pre-registration, and there are no fees associated with this event. Lunch will be provided courtesy of Berry Lewis with Bayer CropScience. Specialists will display field research in progress and will present information for the 2014 crop season. The speakers will include faculty from TAREC (Drs. Balota, Frame, Herbert, Holshouser, and Mehl) and their graduate students. Topics will include thrips management in cotton and peanut; peanut plant population and maturity research; disease management in row crops and wheat; potassium for full-season and double-crop soybean; and preplant and in-furrow application of fertilizers in cotton. Robert Christian of the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will conclude the tour with a pesticide safety review. We have been approved to offer Certified Crop Adviser Continuing Education credits, and Private Pesticide Applicator recertification credits. We are also applying to offer Commercial Pesticide Applicator/Registered Technician recertification credits. More information is available through local Virginia Cooperative Extension offices or by contacting the TAREC main office at 757-657-6450. If you are a person with a disability and desire any assistive devices, services or other accommodations to participate in this activity, please contact TAREC at 757-657-6450 (TDD number is 800-828-1120) during business hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm to discuss accommodations five days prior to the event.

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