VA Crop Production Association

Virginia Organization dedicated to Crop Production, Education and a continuous Pro-Active approach to Virginia Agriculture

VACPA Annual Meeting Information:

Call Angela 540-234-9408 or 540-820-3321 for more information or email [email protected]
The 2018 VACPA Annual Meeting 
will be 
January 16, 17, & 18
Doubletree by Hilton
1021 Koger Center Blvd
Richmond VA

 Below is the program for our upcoming meeting.
6 VA Nutrient Management Credits 

 Tuesday January 16, 2018

8:00-9:30         Registration     Angela Phillips, VACPA

9:30-10:20       "Tissue Sampling Evaluating" Pauric McGroary, Waypoint Analytical

10:20-11:10         "Key Considerations for a Successful, Accurate, & Profitable Variable Rate Fertility        Services Program" Alan Meijer, Meherrin Ag & Chemical Co

11:10-12:00     "Using Gene Technology to Improve Crop Production" Dr. David Haak, VA Tech

12:00-1:00          Lunch

1:00-1:50           "Fertilizer Industry Dynamics & Infrastructure Challenges" Melinda Sposari, T.F.I.

1:50-2:40            "ARA Prospective on EPA Regulations, Responsible AG, Honey Bee Coalition & Other       Key  Issues Impacting the Sale of Crop Production Products" Richard Gupton, ARA

2:40-2:55         Break 

2:55-3:45         "Introduction to Subsurface Drip Irrigation" Bill Wolfram, Toro Micro-Irrigation

3:45-4:35          "Achieving High Yields" Dr. Yarlagadda, Helena Chemical Company

4:35-5:25         "In-Situ Strategies for Measuring & Managing Soil Water Content? Dr. Ryan Stewart, VA Tech

5:25-6:25         Social Hour

 Wednesday January 17, 2018

Pesticide Recertification Day for Commercial & Private Applicators 

Certification Review Class 8:30-4:00

1 VA Nutrient Management Credit

CCA CEU's PM 7.5 CM 1

7:30-8:30         Registration    Angela Phillips, VACPA

8:30-9:20         "What's new for 2018: The Latest Herbicides for Rows Crops & Forages"

    Dr. Michael Flessner, VA Tech

9:20-10:10       "Diagnosing Diseases & Disorders of Plants" Dr. David Langston, VT  

10:10-10:25     Break  

10:25-11:15     "Integrating Pollinators & Pest Management" Dr. James Wilson, VT

11:15-12:05     "UAVs & Agriculture: The Value of Aerial Images" Dr. Gary Roberson, NC State University

12:05-1:30       Lunch  Scholarship Recognitions        

                                    VACPA Annual Business Meeting       

                                    Katie Frazier-VA Agribusiness Council Legislative Update  

1:30-2:20        "2017 in Review: Dicamba & Dwarf Essex Rapeseed Dilemmas?" Dr. Charlie Cahoon, VT        

 2:20-3:10        "Something Old?. Something New":  Virginia Pesticide Regulatory Update??

     Liza Fleeson Trossbach, VDACS

3:10-3:30         Break              

3:30-4:20         "New Spray Nozzle Technology" Robby Davis, Binkley & Hurst          

4:20-4:50         "Are You Getting My Drift?"   Scott Reiter, VA Cooperative Extension

4:50-5:40         "Pest Management Round Table" Dr. Sally Taylor, Dr. Tom Kuhar & Dr. Doug Pfeiffer, VT

5:40-6:40         Social Hour


Thursday January 18, 2018

7:30-8:30         Breakfast         Guest- Charles Green VDACS Deputy Commissioner

4 VA Nutrient Management Credits

CCA CEU's NM 1 SW 1 CM 2.5

8:30-9:20        "Nutrient Management for Cool Season Hay; Interactions with Cutting Height and Frequency" Dr. Ben Tracy VT

9:20-10:10      "Changing the Rotation: Moving Crop Yields & Soil Quality to the Next Level with     Innovative Cover & Cash Crop Sequences"    Dr. Mark Reiter, VT    

10:10-10:25     Break  

10:25-11:15     "Compaction Action-Ideas for Minimizing Compaction Risk, Including Detailed Controlled Traffic Farming (CTF) Case Study" Chris Lawrence, NRCS & Tim Woodward, Tellus Agronomics

11:15-11:45     "Perdue's Rapeseed and Organic Grain Programs" Jeff Riddle, Perdue Agribusiness, LLC

11:45-12:35     "Global/US/Regional Grain & Price Outlook"Tim Frump, ?Perdue Agribusiness, LLC  





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