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2024 Crop Summit

January 16, 17, & 18 (Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)

Doubletree by Hilton

1021 Koger Center Blvd


Please Contact Angela Phillips at [email protected] or 540-820-3321


Below is the January 2023 Crop Summit Program

as an example of the interesting topics and quality 

speakers we strive for each year.

******Tuesday January 17, 2023******

4 Virginia Nutrient Management Credits Available

Certified Crop Advisors CEU's: 2 Nutrient Management

2 Crop Management

3 Soil & Water

1 Professional Development

8:00-9:30 Registration

9:30-10:20 Precision Farming Adoption: Who is Using What Technology and Why? Bruce Erickson, Purdue University

10:20-11:10 Documenting the Fertilizer Industry’s Efforts to meet Virginia’s Agricultural Nutrient Reduction Goals –

​Mark Dubin, University of MD Extension

11:10-12:00 Moving Forward with Digital Agriculture in Your Business - Bruce Erickson, Purdue University

12:00-1:00 LUNCH

1:00-1:50 Purposeful Cover Cropping – How We Are Matching Cover Crops to Our Production Systems

Chris Lawrence, NRCS USDA, Paul Davis, Jamie Shenk, & Clay Lowe

1:50-2:40 Supply Chain Issues Affecting Farm Inputs – Brad Cook, BASF

2:40-2:55 Break

2:55-3:45 My Trip to See Argentina Agriculture-What is Similar & Different from Us? – Paul Davis

3:45-4:35 25 Years of Soybean Growth in Virginia – Reflections of Where We Have Been, Where We Are,

& Where We Are Going – Dr. David Holshouser, VA Tech Tidewater AREC

4:35-5:25 What I’ve Learned About Rolling Cover Crops: The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly – Chris Lawrence, USDA NRCS, Robb Hinton

5:25-6:25 Social Hour

******Wednesday January 18, 2023******

Pesticide Recertification Day for Commercial & Private Applicators

Certified Crop Advisor CEU's: 6.5 Pest Management

1 Nutrient Management

1 Crop Management

7:30-8:30 Registration

8:30-9:20 Sprayer Technology ~ Where It Is & Where It Is Going – Marcus McDonald, James River Equipment

9:20-10:10 How to be Weed Free in 2023 – Dr. Michael Flessner, VA Tech

10:10-10:25 Break

10:25-11:15 Update on Diseases & Nematodes of Agronomic Significance in Virginia- Dr. David Langston, VA Tech Tidewater AREC

11:15-12:05 Cereal Aphids & Barley Yellow Dwarf Disease Management – Dr. Arash Rashed, VA Tech Southern Piedmont AREC

12:05-1:30 LUNCH VACPA Annual Business Meeting

1:30-2:20 Trust but Verify ~ Pesticide Regulation in Virginia - Liza Fleeson, VDACS

2:20-3:10 New Application Methods & Resistant Weed Update – Dr. Vijay Singh, VA Tech Eastern Shore AREC

3:10-3:30 Break

3:30-4:00 Hey County Agent- We Want Some More Pesticide Safety Stuff! - Scott Reiter, VCE Prince George County

4:00-4:50 The Use of Ariel Imagery to Apply Nitrogen in Winter Wheat- Dr. Joseph Oakes, VA Tech Eastern Virginia AREC

4:50-5:40 UAV’s in Agriculture: Current Status, Challenges, & Future Roadmaps – Dr. Abhilash Chandel, VA Tech

5:40-6:40 Social Hour

******Thursday January 19, 2023******

2 Virginia Nutrient Management Credits Available

Certified Crop Advisor CEU's: 2 Nutrient Management

1 Soil & Water

1 Crop Management

7:30-8:30 BREAKFAST – Joe Guthrie, Commissioner of VDACS

8:30-9:20 What’s the Right Corn N Rate? A Test Plot Can Teach You A Lot – Chris Lawrence, USDA NRCS, & Lydia Fitzgerald VA Tech/NRCS

9:20-10:10 Fertilizer Efficiency: Where to Focus Your Money with High Input Prices – Dr. Mark Reiter, Eastern Shore AREC

10:10-10:25 Break

10:25-11:15 Autonomous Application, Driving the Future of Ag – Mitch White, Raven Industries

11:15-12:05 Carbon Credit-What It Is, Where Is It Going, Ownership of the Credit – Nathan Platt, Carbon by Indigo Ag