Please join us for the 2021 Blackland Farm Managers Tour! This year the Tour will be hosted by Donald’s Flying Service and Manning Bros. Farms in the Pantego area of Washington County. If you’re using a GPS to find us, you will need to use the address 5212 NC-99, Roper, NC 27970. In the event of rain, we will meet just down the road at Dark Water Enterprises, Inc. (7111 NC-99, Pantego, NC)

Registration will begin at 7:00 a.m. and field tours will start at 8:15 a.m. We will end the day at 1:00 p.m. after a sponsored food-truck style lunch and closing remarks. Pesticide credits and CCA credits are also being provided.

This year, our speaker list will include:
  • Dr. Ron Heiniger – Methods for Managing Root Growth in Corn (Biologicals, fertilizer, plant spacing, and population as tools in adjusting rooting depth & water uptake)
  • Dr. Rachel Vann – Impacts of Planting Date & Maturity Group on Yield and Seed Quality Dr. Dominic Reisig – Soybean Seed Quality & Pest Management
  • Dr. Luke Gatiboni – Soil Fertility Management for High Yielding Soybeans
  • Dr. Charlie Cahoon – What Can Go Wrong? Spraying in the Age of 1,000 Gallon Spray Tanks & 120’ Booms
  • Dr. Wes Everman – Soybean Weed Control
  • Dr. Chad Poole – Water Management and Hybrid & Variety Trials and Excessive and Deficit Water Stress
  • Rod Gurganus – Agent Plot Work – Nitrogen Placement/Timing and Biologicals in Corn