Area Grain Conference slated in Manchester

Posted on Monday, January 13, 2014 at 7:57 pm

The Middle Tennessee Grain Conference will be held Thursday, Jan. 30, at the Coffee County Fairgrounds in Manchester.

Registration is $20 at the door, or farmers can pre-register for five dollars by noon Monday, Jan. 27, through the local Extension office. Registration fees include the program and materials, refreshments, lunch, a copy of the conference proceedings and a grain conference cap.

This program is open to everyone.

“A trade show of various seed, chemical and equipment dealers will begin at 8 a.m. followed by speakers starting at 9 a.m.,” said David Qualls, Lincoln County Extension Agent and County Director.

Topics for the upcoming conference include soil health, palmer pigweed management, dicamba tolerant soybean issues, crop fungicide timing, grain market outlook, present and future precision agriculture technology.

Lunch will be provided. After lunch, Dr. Chad Lee will provide the keynote presentation, “Maximum Soybean Yields through Inputs”. Following Dr. Lee’s presentation, participants can re-certify their private pesticide applicator certification needed to purchase and apply restricted-use pesticides.

The training cost is $15. The training will take approximately one hour.

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