AGRICULTURE

Advanced Crop Advisers Workshop set for Feb. 11-12 in Fargo

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The Advanced Crop Advisers Workshop is scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 11-12, 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 subjects including corn and soybean plant nutrition and pest management.

Feb. 11 educational sessions are:

• A history of phosphorus exports from North Dakota

• Dust in the wind: protecting pollinators during planting season

• Managing wet and salty soils

• Management of sclerotinia in soybeans and dry beans

• Verification of spray drift reduction technology

• Fertilizer with the seed: safety concerns and yield benefits

Feb. 12 educational sessions are:

• Lenders’ view of financing farms in the future

• Why we do things such as rotate: soybean cyst nematode/corn rootworm

• Weeds got your attention? What’s your plan for coping?

• New pesticide-resistant traits coming to agriculture

• Sulfur and nitrogen fertilization of corn

Preregistration is requested. The workshop fee is $140 if received by Feb. 7 or $75 if attending one day. Late registration fees are $175 or $100 for one day. The fee includes three meals and breaks, and references.

Certified crop advisers will have the opportunity to receive 12 continuing education units.

A brochure that contains workshop details, including a preregistration form, is at http://bit.ly/KnRCX8. Electronic registration and credit card payment can be made at www.tinyurl.com/CRECstore.

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.