2018 MYF Pesticide Update Meetings

Monday January 15, 2018  Martin Luther King Day

Monday February 19, 2018 -President’s Day

2 Core and 2 Category PDA Recertification Points for each meeting

Light dinner:  6:00-6:45 pm   Manheim Central High  School Ag Classroom

Meetings Sponsors:  Maryland Virginia Dairy Co-Op and M & R Grains

Please RSVP to Doreen Shearer:  bigpigs@embarqmail.com

Meetings are free for 2018 MYF Members       $25 dues can be paid at the meeting

Non-MYF members $20 meeting fee

 Enter Manheim Central High School off of Hershey Driver alongside the student parking lot.  Walk through the chain linked gate to the ag classrooms-door #22 or  23

If we have winter weather travel issues we will post a meeting cancellation announcement on our Manheim Ag website:  www.ManheimAg.org.

January 15 (Monday) MYF Pesticide Update Meeting


Deb Seibert MCHS Ag-Ed instructor/MYF Advisor   6:30-7:00 pm

Creating a Culture of Farm Safety-“Look A-likes”

John Bray PSU Extension

7:00-8:00 pm What’s New in Herbicides and Resistant Weed Management for 2018

8:00-9:00 pm Overlooked Steps To Getting The Correct Rate Of Pesticides 


February 19 (Monday) MYF Pesticide Update Meeting


Deb Seibert MCHS Ag-Ed instructor/MYF Advisor 6:30-7:00 pm

Farm Safety Culture-pesticide first aid and 911 family plan


Leon Ressler  PSU Extension Core talk  7:00-7:30 pm

Protecting Farm Wells, Streams and Ponds from Pesticide Contamination

Leon will discuss issues such as well head protection, location of mixing and loading pads, safe pesticide storage on the farm. Setbacks when spraying around your well and your neighbors well. 

Benefits of buffers and water ways to catch and keep pesticides out of streams and ponds.

Category talk  7:30-8:00 pm  Managing hard to control weeds

List of hard to control weeds such as palmer pigweed and mares tail and strategies to control them.


Jeff Graybill  PSU Extension    Core talk 8:00-8:30 pm  

 Sprayer calibration and nozzle selection

Jeff will discuss the importance of sprayer calibration, how to calibrate a sprayer. 

Appropriate Nozzle selection for different applications and a little on drift and temperature inversions

Category Talk   8:30-9:00 pm

Dicamba soybeans: What went wrong in 2017 and What’s new for 2018. 

Jeff will discuss the label changes to the Xtend soybeans and the issue of several million acres of dicamba damaged soybeans in the mid-west this year.  Also what new products and technologies are coming to market?