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Northeast Ag Expo Field Day set for July 25

The focus of the field day is maximizing soybean and corn production.

The 25th annual Northeast Ag Expo Summer Field Day is set for July  25 in  Currituck County at Roberts Brothers Inc. located on 169 N Gregory Rd. in Shawboro N.C.

The focus of the field day is maximizing soybean and corn production. North Carolina Pesticide and Certified Crop Advisor credits will be available.

The field day begins at 7:45 a.m. with registration, breakfast, and a trade show. Opening remarks are  at 9:15 a.m. with field tours beginning at  9:30 a.m. running to 11:30 a.m. Lunch will be provided

The field tour will highlight seven soybean research trials and five corn trials. Presentations will be delivered by experts from North Carolina State University, Virginia Tech, as well as North Carolina Cooperative Extension Agents. Topics include planting date, plant population, insect management, fertilization, variety selection, row-width, and disease management. 

The Northeast Ag Expo Team is a North Carolina Cooperative Extension group that serves Camden, Currituck, Chowan, Gates, Pasquotank, and Perquimans Counties. This 6-county team holds two field days annually, which are collaborative efforts with agriculture producers, agribusinesses, North Carolina State University, and commodity groups.

To register, or for more information about the Northeast Ag Expo group or the Summer Field day please contact Adam Formella at (252) 232-2262 or adam_formella@ncsu.edu or check out the Northeast Ag Expo at http://www.ncneagexpo.com/

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