Dakota State University -- NDSU Agriculture
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Crop Management School Scheduled June 20 at Carrington
A crop management field school will be offered Thursday, June 20, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center. The workshop is intended for crop advisers but farmers also are welcome, according to Greg Endres, extension area agronomist at the center. The school is organized and conducted by the NDSU Extension Service.
The school will provide hands-on training on crop pest and soil management using field research and demonstration plots. Specific field sessions include weed identification, herbicide mode-of-action diagnosis, evaluation of herbicide performance, soybean aphid and sunflower insect updates, fungicide strategies for small grain and canola disease, and nitrogen management in bean and oilseed crops.
Workshop instructors include Endres; Ken Eraas, North Dakota Department of Agriculture noxious weed specialist; Dave Franzen, NDSU extension soils specialist; Phil Glogoza, NDSU extension entomologist; Terry Gregoire, NDSU extension area agronomist; Marcia McMullen, NDSU extension plant pathologist; Patrick Metzger, NDSU extension crop scout and David Nicolai and Eric Spandl, Agriliance agronomists.
For further details and preregistration information, contact the Carrington center at (701)652-2951, e-mail Gregory.Endres@ndsu.nodak.edu , or see website www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/carringt/events.html ). A completed preregistration form and $50 fee is requested by June 14 ($60 after June 14). A total of 60 participants will be accepted on a first-come basis. An application is being submitted to the Certified Crop Adviser program to provide participants with continuing education units including six in IPM and one in nutrient management.