2017 NC State Tobacco Tour

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The 2017 NC State University Tobacco Tour will be held from July 24th-26th.

Please register for each event at the following link: Tour Registration

A printable version of the tour itinerary can be found here.


Monday, July 24th:

3:30 – 5:00 p.m.: Precision MH application, tray steaming demo, drone flight demo, and discussion of on-farm Entomology research.

Triple B Farms

80 Rhodes Pond Road

Four Oaks, NC 27524

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.: Welcome Reception and Dinner

Lane’s Seafood & Steak House at Gregory Vineyards

275 Bowling Spring Drive

Angier, NC 27501


Directions to Lane’s Seafood & Steak House:

-Take I-40 exit 319 (McGee’s Crossroads/Angier Exit)

-Turn West onto Hwy 210

-Turn left (South) onto Hwy 50 and go 2 miles

-Turn right onto Stephenson Road

-Turn right onto Bowling Spring Drive


Suggested Hotels in Raleigh:

-Ramada Inn (Blue Ridge Road)

-Embassy Suites Raleigh-Crabtree (Creedmoor Road/Hwy 50)

-Raleigh Marriott-Crabtree Valley (Glenwood Avenue/Hwy 70)

Note: Hotel blocks have not been reserved, the suggested hotels offer a range of pricing options and are in close proximity to Creedmoor Road/Hwy 50 which is the main highway going into Oxford. The drive from this area of Raleigh to the Oxford Tobacco Research Station is about one hour.


Tuesday, July 25th:

Oxford Tobacco Research Station

901 Hillsboro Street, Oxford, NC 27565

7:45 – 8:20 a.m. Breakfast at Research Station

8:20 a.m. Depart on Trams for Field Tour

8:30 – 11:00 a.m. Field Tour

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch at Research Station

12:00 p.m. Depart for the Watkins Farm – On-Farm Entomology Research Demonstration

3055 Brassfield Road, Creedmoor, NC 27522

12:30 p.m. Arrive at the Watkins Farm

1:15 p.m. Depart for Upper Coastal Plain Research Station in Rocky Mount, NC

2811 Nobles Mill Pond Road, Rocky Mount, NC 27801

2:30 p.m. Arrive at Upper Coastal Plain Research Station

2:45  – 5:30 p.m. Conduct tour of Research Station

Suggested Hotels in Kinston:

-Hampton Inn Kinston (1382 US-258, Kinston, NC 28504)

Note: Hotel blocks have not been reserved, the suggested hotel is approximately 10 minutes away from the Research Station.


Wednesday, July 26th:

Lower Coastal Plain Research Station

200 Cunningham Road, Kinston, NC 28501

7:45 – 8:20 a.m. Breakfast at Research Station

8:20 a.m. Depart on Trams for Field Tour

8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Field Tour

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch at Research Station and Tour Conclusion