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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 2011

CONTACT: Rick Morris, regional agronomist
NCDA&CS Agronomic Services Division
(910) 866-5485

Troxler hosting workshop for farmers March 21 in Lumberton

RALEIGH — Managing herbicide resistance and the potential for grain sorghum production in southeastern North Carolina will be the topics of a workshop Monday, March 21, in Lumberton.

The workshop, which is free, will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Southeastern N.C. Agricultural Center. Lunch will be provided by county Farm Bureaus. To RSVP, call the ag center at (910) 618-5699 by March 17.

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler will host the workshop in cooperation with the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at N.C. State University.

The agenda is as follows:

  • “Latest Status and Strategies for Managing Herbicide Resistance,” Dr. Alan York, professor emeritus of crop science at N.C. State;
  • “Potential for Grain Sorghum Production in Southeastern N.C.,” Dr. Ron Heiniger, professor of crop science and cropping systems specialist, N.C. State;
  • “Rotational Benefits and Limitations of Grain Sorghum,” Rick Morris and Don Nicholson, regional agronomists with the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services;
  • “Working Together to Address the Needs of Agriculture,” Commissioner Troxler and Dr. Joe Zublena, associate dean and director of Cooperative Extension at N.C. State.

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NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Brian Long, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3005; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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