NC Tobacco Tour

North Carolina Tobacco Tour
July 14 – 15, 2014 

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.

Suggested Hotel Accommodations:

Hampton Inn
530 N Winstead Ave
Rocky Mt, NC 27804
(252) 937-6333

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel
651 N Winstead Ave
Rocky Mt, NC 27804
(252) 937-6888

Schedule of Events

Monday, July 14
3:00 p.m. – New Barn Performance and Exhaust Air Heat Recovery System Evaluation
Edwards Farm
200 Salem Church Rd.
Wendell, NC 27591

6:30 p.m. – Welcome Dinner (registration required)
Fargo Cattle Company
1007 Shepard School Rd, Zebulon, NC 27597
cash bar opens at 5:30

Tuesday, July 15
Upper Coastal Plain Research Station
2811 Nobles Mill Pond Rd, Rocky Mt, NC 27801

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 – Breakfast

8:30-8:50 – Crop Science Test
Evaluation of Flue-Cured Tobacco in a Crop Rotation to Reduce Palmer Amaranth Populations

8:50 – 9:25  – Plant Pathology Tests
Flue-Cured Tobacco OVT – Black shank
New fungicides for control of Black shank

9:25-9:35 – tram transit to next test site

9:35-11:00 – Crop Science Tests
Pesticide Residue Evaluation
Evaluation of Three Transgenic Varieties and Three Conventional Varieties for Low Alkaloid Production
Evaluation of Non-tobacco Labeled Herbicides for Late Season Application
Evaluation of Conveyors for Reduction of MH Residues and Sucker Control
Flue-Cured Tobacco OVT
Burley Tobacco OVT

11:00 – 11:10 – tram transit to next field

11:10 – 11:50 – Entomology Tests
Efficacy of soil applied insecticides
Efficacy of foliar insecticides
Using thresholds for insect management

11:50 – 12:00 noon – tram transit to lunch