NDSU Crop Management Field School – June 20

Farm Forum

The North Dakota State University Extension Service’s annual crop management field school will be offered Thursday, June 20, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC).

The school will provide updates, using hands-on training in field research and demonstration plots, on crop and pest scouting and management recommendations. The school is targeted for crop advisers, but the program also will be beneficial for farmers.

Specific field sessions include:

· Weed identification – identify more than 60 living weed exhibits and review biology and control

· Herbicide mode of action – identify herbicide classes by examining crop and weed injury symptoms

· Wheat – fungicide strategies

· Insect management – review current insect concerns

· Corn – plant health, nutrition, protection and intensive management

· Soybeans – root rot and white mold management

NDSU instructors for the field school are Venkat Chapara, Extension Service area crop protection specialist; Greg Endres, Extension Service area agronomist; Kirk Howatt, weed scientist; Mike Ostlie, CREC research agronomist; Shana Pederson, Extension Service area agronomist; Blaine Schatz, CREC director and research agronomist; and Michael Wunsch, CREC plant pathologist.

Preregistration is required. A total of 50 participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants will receive reference materials, refreshments and a noon meal. Certified crop advisers participating in the event will receive 6 continuing education units.

For further details and preregistration information, go to or contact the Carrington center at (701) 652-2951. A completed preregistration form and $75 fee is required by June 17 ($100 after June 17).