Dakota State University -- NDSU Agriculture
7 Morrill Hall, Fargo ND, 58105-5655, Tel: 701-231-7881, Fax: 701-231-7044
November 21, 2003
Soybean and Field Pea Meeting Scheduled for Dec. 11 in Carrington
The North Dakota State University Extension Service has organized a soybean and field pea meeting for Thursday, Dec. 11, at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center to provide production and economic information for farmers and crop advisers.
Event registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. The morning’s educational program will focus on soybean, starting at 9 a.m. with variety and plant establishment research and recommendations. Additional topics will include plant nitrogen nutrition, with emphasis on seed inoculation; ND soybean seed protein and oil issues; disease management, with emphasis on root disease and soybean cyst nematode; and economics, with emphasis on soybean production costs and returns.
The afternoon session is designated for discussion on field pea beginning at 1 p.m. Topics will include economics and marketing, variety selection, stand establishment and pest management. The pea session will end with a grower panel sharing their success and challenges with pea production.
NDSU speakers include Blaine Schatz, Bob Henson, and Greg Endres, Carrington Center agronomists; Duane Berglund, extension agronomist; and Berlin Nelson, plant pathologist. Also, Steve Metzger, ND Farm Business Management Program area coordinator, will provide economic presentations. The program also will include industry and grower perspectives provided by Jared Hutton, Philom Bios; David Polries, Dakota Dry Bean; Byron Lannoye, Ramsey County farmer and ND Dry Pea and Lentil Association president; and Mark Becker, Eddy County farmer.
Four continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisers have been requested for this event. Details may be obtained by contacting the Carrington Center at (701) 652-2951 or Extension Service offices in Eddy, Foster, Sheridan, Stutsman and Wells counties. The Carrington Center also can be found on the Web at www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/carringt/.