Advanced Crop Advisers Workshop set for Feb. 7-8 in Fargo

Farm Forum

The Advanced Crop Advisers Workshop is scheduled for Thursday and Friday, Feb. 7-8, at the Holiday Inn in Fargo.

The workshop is designed to provide in-depth discussion of selected topics for agricultural professionals to enhance their crop production recommendations for farmers.

The event is organized and conducted by the North Dakota State University Extension Service and University of Minnesota Extension.

The slate of speakers includes regional and national experts discussing various subjects with an emphasis on soil, corn, soybean and nematode management.

On Feb. 7, educational sessions are:

· Soils lab

· Corn: What Minnesota and Illinois are recommending to optimize yield

· You know N and P, but do you know K?

· Soybean yield: Do we settle on a plateau or can we buy the mountain?

On Feb. 8, educational sessions are:

· Corn seed production

· Nematology: Getting up to speed with corn and soybean cyst nematodes

· Avoiding the road to perdition (misuse of technology)

· Dry soils in 2013: What is your advice?

· Salty soils and soybean cyst nematode: What do we advise for managing these challenges?

Preregistration is requested. The workshop fee is $140 if received by Feb. 1 or $75 if attending one day. Late registration fees are $175 or $100 for one day. The fee includes three meals and breaks, a briefcase and numerous references.

Certified crop advisers will have the opportunity to receive 11 continuing education units.

A brochure that contains workshop details, including a preregistration form, is available at

CarringtonREC/. Electronic registration and credit card payment can be made at


For further information, contact Greg Endres at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center at (701) 652-2951 or Phillip Glogoza, Minnesota Extension Service in Moorhead, at (218) 236-2008.