Blacklands Area Winter Meetings

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2019 Road Show Production Meetings

As always, the Blacklands Extension Agents will be hosting the Road Show Production Meeting series. This year two different series of Road Show meetings will be offered, the agronomic series and the pest management series. Six meetings will be held in Beaufort, Hyde, and Tyrrell Counties.

Agronomic meetings will begin at 9 a.m. and will feature presentations from Dr. Ron Heiniger, Dr. Rachel Vann, Dr. Carl Crozier, and area N.C. Cooperative Extension agents.

Pest management meetings will begin at 10 a.m. and will feature presentations from Dr. Charlie Cahoon, Dr. Wes Everman, Dr. Anders Huseth, Dr. Dominic Reisig, and Dr. Lindsey Thiessen. If you need to re-certify your private applicator license, 2 hours of X, N, D, and O credits will be available at these meetings and V trainings will be offered at 8 a.m. the day of the pest management meetings. If you need to re-certify your pesticide license in 2019, you will receive a letter in the mail indicating the number of credits you need.

All meetings will end with a sponsored meal and all meetings will have CCA credits available.

Date Meeting Type Location Time Pesticide Credit Information
1/8 Agronomic

Sid Cayton’s Shop

(27880 NC Hwy 33 E, Aurora)

9 a.m.– noon No pesticide credits available
1/18 Pest Management Chocowinity Fire Department
(512 NC Hwy 33 East)
10 a.m.–noon

2 hrs of X, N, D, O credits

V Credits: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Auxin Training: 1-2 p.m.

1/30 Pest Management Green Valley Farms
(7014 Hwy 94, Columbia)
10 a.m.–noon

2 hrs of X, N, D, O credits

V Credits: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Auxin Training: 1-2 p.m.

2/1 Agronomic

Ben Simmon’s Shop

(8630 Piney Woods Rd, Fairfield)

9 a.m.–noon No pesticide credits available
2/8 Agronomic

Pinetown VFD

(7262 N Boyd Rd, Pinetown)

9 a.m.–noon No pesticide credits available
2/12 Pest Management Ponzer Community Building (39111 US 264, Belhaven) 10 a.m.–noon

2 hrs of X, N, D, O credits

V Credits: 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Blackland Cotton Meeting

When: January 25, 2019
Where:  Ponzer Community Building
Time: 10 a.m.–noon

A sponsored lunch and 2 hours of N, D, O, X credits will be available

The Blackland Cotton Meeting will be followed by an auxin training from 1–2 p.m.

Area Auxin Trainings

Private pesticide applicators making over the top applications of auxin herbicides are required to complete auxin training every year!

Date Location Time Notes
1/18 Chocowinity Fire Department
(512 NC Hwy 33 East)
1–2 p.m. This training will follow the Pest Management Road Show Meeting
1/25 Ponzer Community Building
(39111 US 264, Belhaven)
1–2 p.m. This training will follow the Blackland Cotton Meeting
1/30 Green Valley Farms
(7014 NC 94, Columbia)
1–2 p.m. This training will follow the Pest Management Road Show Meeting
3/8 Vernon James Center
(207 Research Station Road, Plymouth)
10 a.m.–noon

Important Auxin Updates

Due to EPA changes to Dicamba registration, in order to make over-the-top applications of Dicamba you must be a certified private pesticide applicator. Those working under the supervision of a certified applicator may no longer make applications.