NDSU Extension crop management field school coming up
Crop advisers and producers will have an opportunity learn more about crop management during North Dakota State University Extension’s annual field school set for June 10 at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center.
The school start at 9 a.m.
Participants will receive updates on crop pest and soil management recommendations using hands-on training in field demonstration plots and research trials.
“The information received can immediately be used during the balance of the crop season, as well as future years,” said Greg Endres, Extension cropping systems specialist at the CREC.
The program is designed for crop advisers but also will be beneficial for farmers.
Field sessions include:
- Weed identification: Identify about 60 living weed exhibits, plus receive brief reviews on selected weed biology and control.
- Herbicide site-of-action: Identify herbicide classes by examining crop and weed injury symptoms.
- Late-season wheat disease management: Review crop stages and disease identification, plus the most effective use of fungicides to protect wheat seed yield and quality.
- Low and high soil pH: Challenges and management strategies.
School instructors include NDSU Extension crop specialists Endres, Andrew Friskop and Joe Ikley; Jeff Stachler, Extension agent for Griggs County; and John Breker, AGVISE Laboratories soil scientist.
Preregistration is required, and 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 will receive four continuing education units in crop pest and soil management.
For more details and preregistration information, visit https://bit.ly/3opImqi or contact the CREC at 701-652-2951. A completed preregistration form and $100 fee is required by June 4.