2017 Crop Protection School

December 7, 2017
McKimmon Center
NC State University
1101 Gorman St.
Raleigh, NC 27606

Thursday, December 7, 2017

7:45 am Registration
Theme: “Learning from 2017 to Enhance Agriculture in 2018”
General Program Moderator:
8:30 am Welcome from CALS Administration

Meeting Logistics and CEU Credits: Dr. Wayne Buhler, NCSU

9:00-9:20 am “North Carolina’s Weather: Where We’ve Been and What to Watch For”, Mr. Corey Davis, Applied Climatologist, State Climate Office of NC, NC State University
9:25-9:45 am “Drones for Agriculture: Toys or Management Tools?”, Dr. Gary Roberson, Associate Professor & Extension Specialist, Biological & Agricultural Engineering, NC State University
9:50-10:10 am “Understanding Pesticide Labels”, Mr. Lee Butler, Extension Coordinator, Turf Diagnostics Lab, Turf Pathology, NC State University
10:15-10:40 am Break
10:40-11:00 am “Review of Field Crops Pests & Production in 2017”, Dr. Dominic Reisig, Associate Professor & Extension Entomology Specialist, NC State University
11:05-11:25 am “Hot Topics for Vegetable & Fruit Crops: Observations from the Field in 2017”, Ms. Erin Eure, Area Specialized Agent, Commercial Fruits & Vegetables, Northeast Region, NC Cooperative Extension, NC State University
11:30-11:50 am “NC Stewardship Training and Experiences with New Auxin Technologies”,

Dr. Alan York, Wm. Neal Reynolds Professor Emeritus, Crop & Soil Sciences, NC State University

11:55 am-12:15 pm CPANC President’s Report & Business Meeting: Jeremy Barnes, President, CPANC
12:15-1:15 pm Awards Luncheon & Comments from Stan Biconish, Exec. Director CPANC
1:15-1:45 pm “Weed Management in Sweetpotato Fields”, Dr. Katie Jennings, Assistant Professor, Horticultural Science, NC State University
1:50-2:15 pm “Optimizing Cover Crop Benefits Through Species Selection and Management”, Ms. Rachel Vann, Graduate Research Assistant, Crop & Soil Sciences, NC State University
2:20-2:40 pm “Nematode Situation in North Carolina — Update”, Dr. Weimin Ye, Section Chief, Nematology Laboratory, Agronomic Services Division, NCDA&CS
2:45-3:00 pm Break
3:00-3:30 pm “Current Status of Soil Fumigation”, Dr. Chad Hutchinson, Director of Research, TriEst Ag Group, Inc., Greenville, NC
3:35-3:55 pm “Aiming at A Moving Target – Emerging Diseases of Cotton & Seed Treatment Update”, Dr. Lindsey Thiessen, Assistant Professor & Plant Pathology Extension Specialist, NC State University
4:00-4:20 pm “Bio-pesticide Breakthrough Solutions: Genesis, Discovery, and Development”, Mr. Steve Ronyak, AgBiome, Research Triangle Park, NC
4:25-4:40 pm Closing remarks

*The NCDA&CS has pre-approved the following credits for the Crop Protection School.
The Morning Session from 8:30 am – 11:50 am is approved for 1.5 hrs. credit in categories D, N, O, and X
The Afternoon Session from 1:15 pm – 4:40 pm is approved for 2 hrs. credit in categories D, N, O and X.


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