Winter seminars scheduled for sugar beet growers

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Seminars for sugar beet growers are scheduled during February in Grafton, Grand Forks, Fargo and Wahpeton.

The seminars are sponsored by the North Dakota State University Extension Service and University of Minnesota Extension.

Topics include:

• Subsurface water management

• Integrated management of aphanomyces

• Challenges and solutions for sugar beet insect pests

• Weed management

• Strategies to manage sugar beet diseases

• Using the NDSU Extension pest management app

The seminars at each location will begin at 9 a.m. Dates and locations are:

Feb. 5 – Grafton Parish Center

Feb. 10 – Alerus Center in Grand Forks

Feb. 11 – Holiday Inn in Fargo

Feb. 12 – Eagles Club in Wahpeton

Continuing education credits will be available for those attending. The seminars are free and no registration is required.

For more information, contact NDSU county agents Brad Brummond (Walsh County) at (701) 284-6248 or; Michael Knudson (Grand Forks County) at (701) 780-8229 or; John Kringer (Cass County) at (701) 241-5711 or; Brock Shouldis (Richland County) at (701) 642-7793 or

Also available to answer questions is Mohamed Khan, NDSU Extension sugar beet specialist, at (701) 231-8596 or