Agriculture & Natural Resources

2017 Mid Atlantic Precision Ag Day

University of Delaware Cooperative Extension in cooperation with University of Maryland will hold a  2017 Mid Atlantic Precision Ag Day  on March 2, 2017 at the UD Carvel Research and Education Center in Georgetown.  Space is limited.

The event is free.  Click here to >>> REGISTER ONLINE

10:00 a.m.       Application Technology Session Welcome – Mark VanGessel

10:05 a.m.       Importance of droplet size, Herbicide performance, Drift / Off-target movement – Kurt Vollmer, Ph.D., UD

10:35 a.m.       Nozzle types and achieving different droplet size – Mark VanGessel, Ph.D., UD

10:50 a.m.       Blended Pulse Application Benefits – Stephen Mount, Capstan Ag

11:05 a.m.       Herbicide application strategies – how will our application strategies change as we try to included multiple herbicide mode of actions – Mark VanGessel, Ph.D., UD

11:25 a.m.       Other factors to reduce off-target movement – (Wind speed & direction, Sprayer Speed, Temp Inversions & Humidity) – Mark VanGessel, PhD, UD

11:45 a.m.       Proper spray system cleanout – (Risk & how to Prevent injury) – Cory Whaley, Ph.D., UD

12:00 p.m.       Lunch/Visit with Exhibitors

1:00 p.m.         Tile Drainage Session Welcome – James Adkins

1:02 p.m.         Legal Considerations for Tile Drainage – Jayme Arthurs – DE NRCS

1:20 p.m.         Basic Soil, Elevation and Outlet Components to a Successful Design – Rich Gorlich, DE NRCS

1:40 p.m.         Experiences with tile drainage design, installation and efficacy – Chris Pugh – Hoober Inc.

A discussion of the design software options, installation equipment and methods by an former installer of 1+ million ft. per year

3:00 p.m.         Panel Discussion Q and A – Speakers and Experienced Farmers

REGISTER ONLINE to RSVP by February 28, 2017 or email  Karen Adams at or call 302-856-2585 ext. 540. Space is limited.

For more information email: Karen Adams or call (302) 856-2585 ext 540
The Carvel Research and Education Center is located at 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, DE 19947.

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