2022 Winter Field Crop Update

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The 2022 Regional Tobacco Production Meeting will be held on Wednesday, January 19,  2022. The meeting will begin at 8:30 a.m. and conclude around 11 a.m. The location will be the Franklin Plaza in Louisburg, 279 South Bickett Blvd. Louisburg, NC (beside Tractor Supply). Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. There will be a ham/sausage biscuit and a bottled juice or drink provided at 8:30 a.m. during registration and the program will start at 9:00 a.m.

  • Registration deadline is 5 p.m., January 13, or when maximum capacity has been reached.
  • Bring your Pesticide License if you would like to receive pesticide credits (if you have misplaced your card, you may be requested to show a photo ID). 2 hours of pesticide credit will be provided in categories (NODX).
  • This will not meet your GAP Certification requirement. Please refer to your GAP letter or visit the GAP Connections Training website to find a meeting that will meet your needs. GAP certification is handled directly by GAP Connections, separate from the crop production updates provided by North Carolina Cooperative Extension.

Upcoming Events

  • Regional Tobacco Production Meeting

January 19, 2022 – 8:30 a.m.

2 hours of pesticide credit NODX

Registration Required. Register by calling 919-496-3344 or online through Eventbrite. Eventbrite – Regional Tobacco Production Update.

 

  • Regional Grain Production Meeting

February 7, 2022 – 3:45 p.m.

Vance County Regional Farmers Market

2 hours of pesticide credit MNODX

Dinner will be provided

Registration Required. Register by calling 919-496-3344 or online through Eventbrite. Eventbrite – Regional Grain Production Update

  • Auxin Herbicide Training

March 1, 2022 – 8:30 a.m.

Franklin County Cooperative Extension Annex

Registration Required (919-496-3344).

Note: If you plan to use these new herbicides you must attend a training approved by the NCDA&CS Pesticide Division each year. 1 hour of X Training.

 

  • Fumigant Recertification Training

February 24, 2022 – 9:00 a.m.

Franklin County Cooperative Extension Annex

Registration Required (919-496-3344).

1 hour of soil fumigant training required every three years.

 

  • Private Applicator Pesticide Trainings

February 24, 2022 – 10:00 a.m.

Franklin County Cooperative Extension Annex

2 hours of V Credit

Registration Required (919-496-3344).

March 10, 2022 – 6:30 p.m.

Franklin County Cooperative Extension Annex

2 hours of V Credit

Registration Required (919-496-3344).


ANNUAL RESPIRATOR FIT TEST OFFERED FOR PESTICIDE APPLICATORS

You will have the opportunity to be fit tested at the Franklin County Cooperative Extension Office in Louisburg on January 26, 2022. Call the office by January 21st at 919-496-3344 to set up a 30-minute appointment to complete the test. Appointments will start at 9:00 a.m. The cost for the test will be $25.00 (please bring a check made payable to the NC Agromedicine Institute). If you do not come medically-cleared, then there will be an additional cost of $10 for the medical clearance the day of the event. You can also complete the online medical questionnaire before attending. There is a $35.00 cost for the online questionnaire. Please bring a printout to show you have completed the online portion. You can find the test at the following websites: Respirator Assessor Online or Online Medical Respirator Evaluation. Check with local physicians’ offices, urgent care facilities and occupational health clinics to determine whether or not they can provide medical clearance services if you would like.

Helpful Hints for Respirator Fit Testing Class and/or Fit Testing Appointment:

  1. If you have a respirator from a previous fit test please bring the respirator and the cartridges the day of the testing.
  2. You must do the medical clearance prior to attending the class, if you prefer you can use your personal physician and have him/her write: Name is medically cleared and able to wear a respirator.”