NC Tobacco Tour

North Carolina Tobacco Tour
July 20-21, 2015

The North Carolina Tobacco Tour is the combined effort of the Departments of Plant Pathology (Dr. Mina Mila), Crop Science (Dr. Loren Fisher), Entomology (Dr. Hannah Burrack), and Biological & Agricultural Engineering (Dr. Grant Ellington). The tour provides an opportunity to observe some of the tobacco research conducted by the North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service and the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service. It is also an excellent opportunity to interact with one another and to observe North Carolina’s agriculture. To REGISTER please scroll to the bottom of the page.

Schedule of Events

Monday, July 20

3:00 p.m. – Bio & Ag Engineering
New Barn Performance and Exhaust Air Heat Recovery System Evaluation
Edwards Farm
200 Salem Church Rd, Wendell, NC

6:30 p.m. Welcome Dinner (Cash bar opens at 6:00)
NC State University Club
4200 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27606

Tuesday, July 21

Upper Coastal Plain Research Station
2811 Nobles Mill Pond Road
Rocky Mount, NC 27801

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. — Breakfast

8:30 – 8:35 — Tram transit to first site

8:35 – 8:55 — Crop Science
Evaluation of Brake F2 Herbicide for Use in Tobacco Production
Pesticide Residue Evaluation
Boron Fertilizer Evaluation

8:55 – 9:05 — Tram transit to next site

9:05 – 9:30 — Crop Science
Regional Sucker Control Program
Flue-cured Tobacco OVT
Flue-cured Tobacco Minimum Standards
Evaluation of Non-tobacco Labeled Herbicides for Late Season Application

9:30 – 9:35 — Tram transit to next site

9:35 – 10:10 — Plant Pathology
Flue-cured Tobacco OVT – Black shank
Evaluation of Presidio for control of black shank
Evaluation of unregistered fungicide for control of black shank
Evaluation of different fungicide combinations for control of black shank

10:10 – 10:20 — Tram transit to next site

10:20 – 10:35 — Crop Science
Evaluation of Flue-cured Tobacco in a Crop Rotation to Reduce Palmer Amaranth Populations

10:35 – 10:40 — Tram transit to next site

10:40 – 11:25 — Entomology
Measuring efficacy of foliar insecticides
Measuring efficacy of soil applied and organic insecticides
Effects of soil applied neonicotinoid insecticides on predatory arthropods in tobacco
Insect management implications in tobacco grown for biofuel

11:25 – 11:30 — Tram transit to next site

11:30 – 11:45 — Crop Science
Evaluation of Three Transgenic Varieties and Three Conventional Varieties for Low Alkaloid Production

11:45 – 12:00 — Tram transit to lunch

12:00  — Lunch

Suggested directions to Oxford Tobacco Research Station:
*travel time is about 1.5 hours

Start: Upper Coastal Plain Research Station
2811 Nobles Mill Pond Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27801

  • Get onUS-64 W in 12, Rocky Mount from Kingsboro Rd (5 min)

Details: Head southeast on Nobles Mill Pond Rd toward Howard Ave Exd/Kingsboro Rd (0.4 mi)

Turn left onto Howard Ave Exd/Kingsboro Rd (0.6 mi)

Slight left onto Kingsboro Rd (2.2 mi)

Turn left to merge onto US-64 W (0.3 mi)

  • Continue onUS-64 W. Take NC-58 N and NC-56 W to W Industry Dr in Oxford (1 hr 22 min)

Details: Merge onto US-64 W (17.8 mi)

Take exit 459 for N Carolina 58 toward Nashville/Castalia (0.2 mi)

Turn right onto NC-58 N (signs for N Carolina 58 N) (10.4 mi)

Turn left onto NC-56 W (9.3 mi)

Slight right onto NC-56 W/NC-581 N (4.3 mi)

Turn left onto S Bickett Blvd (1.6 mi)

Turn right onto NC-56 W (15.9 mi)

Slight right onto NC-96 N (5.4 mi)

Turn left onto Sam Usry Rd (2.7 mi)

Turn right onto US-15 N (4.7 mi)

  • Continue onW Industry Dr. Drive to Hillsboro St (2 min)

Details: Turn left onto W Industry Dr (0.4 mi)

Turn right to stay on W Industry Dr (0.6 mi)

Continue onto Loop Rd (0.1 mi)

Turn left onto Hillsboro St

(Destination will be on the left)

End:     Oxford Tobacco Research Station
901 Hillsboro Street, Oxford, NC 27565

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. — Tram transit from gathering point to first test site

3:15 – 3:35 — Entomology
Implementing economic threshold for insect management in tobacco

3:35 – 3:40 — Tram transit to next site

3:40 – 3:55 — Crop Science
Regional Sucker Control Program

3:55 – 4:10 —Tram transit to next site

4:10 – 4:30 — Crop Science
Flue-cured Tobacco OVT
Flue-cured Minimum Standards

4:30 – 4:35 — Tram transit to next site

4:35 – 4:50 — Crop Science
Burley Pesticide Residue

4:50 – 5:00 — Tram transit back to gathering point

5:00 — Adjourn Tour

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Hotel Suggestions (for Monday):
Quality Inn
4716 New Bern Avenue/US 64
Raleigh, NC 27612
Approximately 1 hour 15 minutes to the UCP Research Station

Country Hearth Inn of Knightdale
700 Money Court
Knightdale, NC 27545
Approximately 1 hour to the UCP Research Station

Hampton Inn of Rocky Mount
530 Winstead Avenue
Rocky Mount, NC 27803
Approximately 20 minutes to UCP Research station