2018 Winter Production Meetings

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2018 Blacklands Area Winter Meeting Schedule

Date Event Time Location Pesticide Credits
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Fairfield Road Show

Private Applicator V Training

9:30 a.m. – Noon

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Harris’ Steakhouse

(6555 NC-94, Fairfield)

2 hrs X, N, D, O

2 hrs V

1/5

Plymouth Road Show

Private Applicator V Training

9:30 a.m. – Noon

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

 

Vernon James Center

(207 Research Station Rd, Plymouth)

2 hrs X, N, D, O

2 hrs V

1/16

Ponzer Road Show

Private Applicator V Training

9:30 a.m. – Noon

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Ponzer Community Building

(39111 US 264, Belhaven)

2 hrs X, N, D, O

2 hrs V

1/23

Columbia Road Show

Private Applicator V Training

9:30 a.m. – Noon

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Green Valley Farms
(7014 NC-94 S, Columbia) 

2 hrs X, N, D, O

2 hrs V

1/25

Aurora Road Show & Auxin Training*

Private Applicator V Training

9:30 a.m. – Noon

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Granny Branch Farms
(27880 NC Hwy 33 E, Aurora)

2 hrs X, N, D, O

2 hrs V

1/30

Pinetown Road Show

Private Applicator V Training

9:30 a.m. – Noon

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Pinetown Volunteer Fire Department (7262 N Boyd Rd, Pinetown)

2 hrs X, N, D, O

2 hrs V

2/1

Blackland Cotton Meeting

Auxin Training*

7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Ponzer Community Building

(39111 US 264, Belhaven)

2 hrs X, N, D, O

Area Auxin Training:

-January 25th 9:30 a.m.-Noon as a part of the Aurora “Road Show” at Granny Branch Farms
Extension Agents in Beaufort, Hyde, Washington, and Tyrrell Counties will host two of these trainings in our area this year:

February 1st 10:30 a.m.-Noon (after the Blackland Cotton Meeting) at the Ponzer Community Building

Labels for Engenia, FeXapan, and XtendiMax were recently revised. Those products are now classified as Federal Restricted Use Pesticides. They can only be sold by Licensed Pesticide Dealers and purchased only by licensed/certified (commercial and private) applicators.

The labels also state the following: “Prior to applying this product postemergence in-crop on dicamba-tolerant cotton or dicamba-tolerant soybeans for the 2018 growing season, and prior to each growing season thereafter, all dicamba applicator(s) including commercial applicators, private applicators, and non-certified applicators working under their direct supervision must complete dicamba or auxin-specific training. Training must be completed annually before each growing season.”

North Carolina will again have Special Local Need (SLN) labels for the dicamba products and also for Enlist One and Enlist Duo. Those SLN labels will reinforce the mandatory training before application of all products mentioned above. That training includes the person driving the sprayer. Individuals completing the training will be issued a certificate which must be presented to the dealer before purchasing those products. Persons completing the training in 2017 are required to take training again in 2018. Company representatives will likely also offer stewardship training, but that training will not substitute for the training provided by the state.

Road Show Production Meetings

January is “Road Show” month. Mark your calendars to attend one of these informative meetings. Each “Road Show” meeting will begin at 9:00 a.m. with registration. Presentations begin at 9:30 and end with a sponsored lunch. All meetings will include 2 hours of pesticide recertification credits in the X, N, O, D categories.

In the afternoon, a separate “V” training will be available for private pesticide applicators needing to re-certify their private pesticide applicator license in 2018. If you need credits by September 30, 2018, you will be receiving separate letter in the mail!

Blackland Cotton Production Meeting

The Blackland Cotton Production Meeting will be held at the Ponzer Community Building on February 1st and will begin with breakfast and registration at 7:30 a.m. Presentations will begin at 8:00 a.m. and will end at 10:00 a.m. Speakers include Drs. Keith Edmisten, Guy Collins, Dominic Reisig, and Alan York. 2 hours of pesticide recertification credits in the X, N, O, D categories will be available. The Auxin Training will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be led by Dr. Alan York.

If you have any questions about these meetings, please let me know!

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year!

Andrea W. Gibbs
Hyde County Ag Agent

Blackland Bulletin Dec 17