Middle Creek Farms hosts Blackland Tour

Published 5:44 pm Wednesday, July 27, 2016

From the Hyde County Cooperative Extension 

ENGELHARD — The 2016 Blackland Tour will be held on Aug. 3 at Middle Creek Farms, located at 396 White Plains Road in Engelhard. Registration will open at 7 a.m. After registration, please head to the field to visit with the vendors and enjoy a sausage wrap. Field sessions will begin promptly at 8 a.m. Jump on a wagon or walk to the tour stop of one’s choice. A map will be provided in the tour book that will help guide participants to each tour stop. Lunch will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Please grab lunch in between sessions.

Stop No. 1:

  • Dr. Ron Heiniger – Emergence Study and High Yield Systems Test
  • Scott Tilley – Sorghum Varieties
  • Dr. Sriyanka Lahiri – Worm Control in Soybeans
  • Dr. Alejandro Del Pozo-Valdivia – Seedling Insects in Corn

Stop No. 2:

  • Dr. Jim Dunphy – Maximum Yield Tests and Non-Foliar Test
  • Dr. Carl Crozier
  • Dr. David Hardy – Soybean Potassium Research
  • Anna-Beth Williams – Potassium Studies

Stop No. 3:

  • Dr. Chad Poole – Drainage
  • Dr. Wes Everman – Resistance Management
  • Rod Gurganus – Various agent test plots

Stop No. 4:

(9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon only)

  • LaMarr Graft – Grain Bin Safety



8-9 a.m. – Session No. 1

9-9:30 a.m. – Break

9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. – Session No. 2

10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. – Break

11 a.m. to noon – Session No. 3

Noon to 12:30 p.m. – Break

1 p.m. – Welcome from the BFMA, introductions and Dr. Chad Lee (Grain Crops Extension Agronomist, University of Kentucky)


Pesticide credits (N, D, X, and O) and CCA credits (one nutrient management and three crop management) will be available.