Soybeans will be the feature crop at this year’s Northeast Ag Expo, set to begin at 8:00 a.m. on July 25 at the Roberts Brothers Farm in Shawboro, N.C.

For more information about the annual North Carolina agriculture field day and exposition contact Tommy Grandy, host of this year’s event, at tommy_grandy@ncsu.edu.

Below are the tentative times and schedule for the 2013 Northeast Ag Expo:

 

Time

Stop

Topic

Test

Presenter

7:00 – 7:45 am

Registration and Trade Show Site

Registration, Breakfast, and Trade Show

 

 

7:45 – 8:00 am

Registration and Trade Show Site

Welcoming Remarks

 

Tommy Grandy

Dean Linton/Dr. Zublena

County Commissioner

Charles Hall Soybe Assoc.

8:00 – 9:00 pm

Registration and Trade Show Site

Diamond Sponsor Presentations

 

Diamond Sponsors

 

 

Field Tours Begin

 

9:00 – 9:12 am

1

Does precision planting affect soybean yields?

Precision vs Non-precision Test

NE Ag Expo Team

9:12 – 9:24 am

1

How Late is Too Late in Northeast NC

Late Planted Test (MG’s III to VI)

 

Maturity Groups III to VI planted early strip test

NE Ag Expo Team

9:24 – 9:36 am

1

Precision Soil Sampling

Poster Presentation

Dr. Carl Crozier

9:36 – 9:50 am

1

Potential Yield Enhancers

Potential Yield Enhancer Test

Dr. Jim Dunphy

9:55 – 10:11 am

2

The 100 Bushel/Acre Yield Challenge

Maximum Yield Test

Dr. Jim Dunphy

10:11 – 10:30 am

2

Seed Weight Enhancement

Seed Weight Test

 

Dr. Ron Heiniger

10: 30 – 10:45 am

2

Soybean Disease Management

Soybean Foliar Fungicide Test

Dr. Steve Koenning

10:50 – 11: 05 am

3

Well adapted soybean varieties for NE NC

Soybean Variety Test

NE Ag Expo Team and Sales Rep

11:05 – 11:23 am

3

Weed Management for Soybeans

Soybean Herbicide Test

Dr. Wes Everman

11:23 – 11:40am

3

Kuduz Bug and Other Insect Management

Poster Presentation

Dr. Dominic Reisig

 

End of Field Tours

 

11: 50 – 11:55 am

Registration, Trade Show Site

Evaluation

 

Tommy Grandy

11:55 – 12:15

Registration & Trade Show Site

Remarks

 

Other Dignitaries

12:15

Registration & Trade Show Site

Lunch & Trade Show

 

 

 

Note: To be finished with the tours before lunch, each field tour group (1,2&3) will get 50 minutes.  The number of speakers/topics at each stop vary somewhat so that the time allowed for each speaker varies depending on the stop.