Advanced Crop Advisers Workshop set for Feb. 9-10

North Dakota State University Extension
Farm Forum

North Dakota State University Extension and University of Minnesota Extension will conduct the annual Advanced Crop Advisers Workshop as a virtual event Feb. 9-10.

“This workshop is designed to provide in-depth discussion on selected topics to help agricultural professionals enhance their crop production recommendations for farmers,” says Greg Endres, NDSU Extension cropping systems specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center and workshop co-chair.

Educational sessions during the afternoon of Feb. 9 are:

  • More acres and less time: How do you address climate weirdness?
  • What’s old is new again: The art and science of using 2,4-D and dicamba.
  • Managing low-production fields: Soil tests and solutions.
  • Goss’s wilt and other emerging corn diseases.
  • How to break up compaction in no-till and reduced-till systems.
  • Soybean cyst nematode, sudden death syndrome and brown stem rot.
  • Ins and outs of biostimulants.

Educational sessions during the morning of Feb. 10:

  • 2021 cash flow and market expectations, and outlook for farm profitability.
  • Biology and management of common ragweed.
  • Uncovering the mystery of mycorrhizal fungi.
  • Is this soybean disease (frogeye leaf spot) only an eye problem?
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service cover crop producer programs and planting rates.
  • Insect management in soybeans: There are more than just aphids out there.
  • Acid soils, really? Can there be too much K?

Also, the North Dakota certified crop adviser of the year will be recognized at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 10.

Preregistration is required and preferred by Feb. 4. The workshop fee is $40 per person. Participants must preregister for connection information and links to the event. Visit https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/CarringtonREC/events to preregister.

CCAs can receive four continuing education units by participating.

Goss’s wilt on corn will be one of the topics covered during this year’s Advanced Crop Advisers Workshop.