Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School: Come Experience Great Speakers From All Over the Country

Richard Taylor, Extension Agronomist; rtaylor@udel.edu and Amy Shober, Extension Specialist – Nutrient Management; ashober@udel.edu

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 rtaylor@udel.edu.

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