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.
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