The program for the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School has now been set and the online registration website will go active as of 5:00 pm on Friday, September 18, 2015. Everyone is welcome to attend. Local and regional farmers, independent consultants, certified crop advisers, nutrient management consultants, and agency and university professionals join together to learn the latest on a wide range of topics from local, regional, and even national speakers. The Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School (MACMS) will be held from November 17 to 19, 2015 at the Princess Royale in Ocean City Maryland. Some of the notable speakers include Dr. Bob Nielsen (Mr. King Corn) from Purdue University, Dr. Dewey Lee from the University of Georgia, Dr. Randy Taylor from Oklahoma State University, Dr. Gordon Johnson from University of Delaware, Dr. Jarrod Miller from University of Maryland Extension, Mr. Mark Dubin from University of Maryland Extension and U.S. EPA Chesapeake Bay Program Office, Dr. Scott Bretthauer from the University of Illinois, and many others.
Register for MACMS registration online at: https://www.SignUp4.net/public/ap.aspx?EID=20154802E
The site will go active at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 18. If you prefer a pdf version of the MACMS brochure, please email Richard Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sessions on pest management, crop management, soil and water management, fertility management and some interactive sessions will be offered. Certified Crop Adviser (CCA), Nutrient Management, and Pesticide credits are available. Continuing education credits are available from a number of states in the region including Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Virginia, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. There are 43 different talks to choose from over the 2.5 day school. Some of the topics that will be covered are:
Effects of Stress on Corn Early in the Season
High Yield Soybeans: Is There a Recipe? A Roundtable Discussion
Row Crop Planters – Wider, Faster, or Both
A Path to Higher Yields: Part ll. Reducing Stress through Plant Health and Management
Lime Rate and Its Relationship to Fertility and Soil Type
Nitrogen Release from Non-chemical Fertilizers
The Intersection of Cover Crops and Weed Control
Future Technologies for Herbicide Resistance Weed Management
Understanding and Identifying Stalk Rots in Corn
Fumigant Control of Nematodes in Vegetables
Pest Management Trivia Challenge
Delaware’s Cropland Transect Survey – We’re Looking for Residue, Have You Seen Any?
Soil Health Principles and Manure Incorporation
Water Quality Trading in the Chesapeake Bay
Drainage Basics and Drainage Water Management
Forage and Field Crop Identification Hands-On Workshop
Evaluating Quality in Fruits and Vegetables Hands-On Workshop
Produce Food Safety Hands-On Workshop
Using Crop, Soils, Pest, and other Ag Apps on Your Tablet or Mobile Phone Hands-On Workshop