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Get your ‘tech-up’ at the Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School

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Here are at least 15 reasons you should register and attend the Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School, Nov. 14-16. Register now.

Everything you need to know about farming in the Mid-Atlantic is likely to be covered at the upcoming Mid-Atlantic Crop Management School at Ocean City, Md. It’s set for Nov. 14-16 at the Princess Royale Oceanfront Hotel & Conference Center in Ocean City.

The school is an intensive 2½ days jammed with a host of breakout sessions, reports Jarrod Miller, a University of Delaware agronomist and program chairman of the school. It covers new and advanced information on crops management, nutrient management, pest management (conventional and organic), soil and water issues, plus crop budgeting and cost-benefit analyses.

What’s in it for you
Many of the country’s top experts will be leading sessions. Here’s a sampling of 15 of the 45 topics to be covered:

 filtering Kool-Aid — separating factual from "crap-tual" ag data
 wide-row (15-inch) wheat production
 improving the wheat-bean double-crop system
 using growth regulators on winter wheat
 rapeseed best management practices
 hay and pasture nutrient management
 capturing nutrients with early-plant cover crops
 using enhanced efficiency nitrogen fertilizers
 integrating dicamba into soybean production
 no pesticides, no problem — organic crop integrated pest management
 landscape phosphorus filtering structures
 converting poultry litter into fuel and value-added fertilizer
 valuing compost and its benefits
 how strategic cover cropping pays
 lightening up on soil compaction

Check out the full program here. Enrollment is first-come, first-served. Breakout sessions will be limited to 90 participants per session. School registration costs $285 before Oct. 30m and $325 if received by Nov. 6. All registrations must be completed online and paid by credit card.

Note: Discounted room rates at the Princess Royale Oceanfront Hotel end this week on Friday (Oct. 20). Book now by calling the hotel at 800-4-ROYALE or 410-524-7777; identify yourself as part of Group ID No. 4020 or the Crop Management School.

Got a registration or payment question? Email cropregistration@umd.edu or call 301-405-9471.

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