Virginia Crop Production Association

Virginia Organization Dedicated to Crop Production, Education and a Continuous 
Pro-Active Approach to Virginia Agriculture

Virginia Crop Production Association Annual Crops Summit Information:

The dates of the 2019 VACPA Annual Crops Summit are
January 22, 23, & 24
(Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday)
Doubletree by Hilton
1021 Koger Center Blvd
Richmond VA
***************Tuesday January 22, 2019***************
8:00-9:30        Registration Angela Phillips

9:30-10:20       "Compaction in Continuous No-Till Cropping Systems" Dr. Sjoerd W. Duiker, Penn State University

10:20-11:10     "Ortho and Poly-phosphate interactions with a synopsis of liquid fertilizer delivery systems"    

Dr. Raun Lohry, Fluid Fertilizer Foundation

11:10-12:00     "An Analysis of the Costs & Benefits of Tall Fescue Pasture Renovation" Dr. Gabe Pent, VA Tech

12:00-1:00      LUNCH

1:00-1:50         "CRISPR-Cas Advanced Plant Breeding Applications"  Dr. Mark Jeschke, Corteva Agriscience

1:50-2:40         "Market Outlook 2019" Robert Harper, VA Farm Bureau Federation

2:40-2:55        Break 

2:55-3:45         "Phosphorus Soil Test Level Change with Cropping Systems" Dr. Rory McGuire, VA Tech

3:45-4:35          "Autonomous and Assistive Robotics for Agriculture" Dr. Alexander Leonessa, VA Tech

4:35-5:25         "Evolving Structures of Research, Teaching & Extension in the Plant & Environmental Sciences at the Land Grant Universities" Dr. Mike Evans Director of the School of Plant & Environmental Science VA Tech

5:25-6:25        Social

***************Wednesday January 23, 2019***************
Pesticide Recertification Day for Commercial & Private Applicators
Certification Review Class 8:30-4:00

7:30-8:30        Registration Angela Phillips 
8:30-9:20         "Disease & Nematode Talk" Dr. Hillary Mehl, VA Tech      
9:20-10:10       "International Farming Systems" Dr. Yebin Zhao, CF Industries   

10:10-10:25    Break
10:25-11:15     "Application Principles and Technology" Stephen Mount, Capstan Ag
11:15-12:05    "Herbicide Research Update" Dr. Michael Flessner, VA Tech

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

1:30-2:20         "Pesticide Regulation - The Price of Doing This Business" Liza Fleeson Trossbach, VDACS
2:20-3:10         "Managing Irrigation to Maximize Profit" James Adkins, UDEL

3:30-4:00         "Don't Go Around Exposing Yourself" Scott Reiter, VA Cooperative Extension

4:00-4:50         "Have we gotten lost in the weeds?  Where we've been and where we're headed with Weed Management in U.S. Agriculture" Dr. Kevin Bradley, University of Missouri        

4:50-5:40         "Grower Panel-Real Life Exceptional Producers & How They Achieve their Exception" Sid Rodgers, Stephen Ellis, & Jay Jennings

5:40-6:40        Social

***************Thursday January 24, 2019***************

7:30-8:30        BREAKFAST (Speaker Not Confirmed)              

8:30-9:20         "Industrial Hemp: Prospects & Challenges for this New Old Crop" Dr. John Fike, VA Tech

9:20-10:10       "Overview of the Brewing & Distilling Pilot Plant at the Virginia Tech Food Science Department" Dr. Sean O?Keefe, VA Tech

10:10-10:25    Break 

10:25-11:15     "Scavenging & Recycling Deep Soil Nitrogen with Cover Crops" Dr. Sarah Hirsh, University of MD

11:15-12:05     "Recycling Deep Potassium for Cotton & Other Virginia Soil Health Stories" Chris Lawrence, USDA-NRCS & Dr. Hunter Frame, VA Tech

(Please Note-This Program is Subject to Change)

Call Angela with Questions
Office-540-234-9408 or 
Cell- 540-820-3321