Crop Management Field School

 

Thursday, June 29, 2000

NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center

Carrington, North Dakota

 

Audience

This is a field school for individuals who advise crop producers on pest and soil management. The school will provide training for participants using field demonstration plots, references and worksheets, and group discussions. The program is designed for crop consultants, agronomists, extension agents, ag chemical and fertilizer dealers, and ag industry representatives.

 

Preregistration

Preregistration is requested by June 20 to attend the school. Persons may enroll by submitting the completed preregistration form and a $30 fee to the Carrington Research Extension Center. School participants will receive a three‑ring binder containing reference materials, one meal, and refreshments. The number of school participants will be limited to 50 persons. Early preregistration is encouraged, as school enrollment will be filled on a first‑come/first‑serve basis. A note will be sent to persons who have preregistered (completed form and paid fee) to confirm their enrollment in the school. Refunds will be issued if the Carrington RE Center is notified by June 26.

 

An application for seven CEU credits for the Certified Crop Advisor program has been submitted for this school. The credits include five IPM, one crop production, and one soil and water management.

 

Agenda

Morning

8:30      Registration and refreshments (meeting room)

9:00      General Session (meeting room)

             Introduction

9:15       Weed Management sessions*

1.      

Field Bindweed

 

 
Weed identification

*  Identify over 60 living weed exhibits and review biology and control

2.     Herbicide mode‑of‑action

*  Identify major herbicide classes by examining crop and weed injury symptoms

 

Afternoon

12:15      Lunch (meeting room)

1:00       Insect and Disease Management sessions*

1.       Field monitoring for insect pests

*  Using insect traps

*  Field assessments for crop insect levels

2.    

Fusarium head blight (scab)

 

 
Small grain disease

*  Fungicide decision aids

*  Fungicide application update

3:00      Break (meeting room)

3:15       Soil Management and Crop Problem Diagnosis sessions*

1.       Soil and water

*  Examine soil pit to discuss soil productivity and crop water use

2.     Crop problem diagnosis

*  Examine demonstration plots to discuss potential crop production problems

5:00      Adjourn

 

* Concurrent sessions will be held at various field locations at the Carrington Research Extension Center. School participants will be divided into two groups and rotated among the concurrent sessions (all participants will be able to attend all sessions).

 

Preregistration Form

(please print the form and fill out)

Crop Management Field School

Fee: $30 per person

Payable to: Crop Management Field School

Return form and fee to:

Crop Management Field School

Research Extension Center

PO Box 219

Carrington, ND 58401‑0219

Tel. 701/652‑2951 Fax 701/652‑2055

 

Requests for accommodations related to disability should be made to Greg Endres at 701/652‑2951 by June 20, 2000.

 

School Hosts and Instructors

 

Greg Endres

Area Extension Specialist/Cropping Systems

Carrington

 

Dave Franzen

Soil Specialist

NDSU Extension Service

Fargo

 

Phillip Glogoza

Entomologist

NDSU Extension Service Fargo

 

Terry Gregoire

Area Extension Specialist/Cropping Systems

Devils Lake

 

Janet Knodel

Area Extension Specialist/Crop Protection

Minot

 

Marcia McMullen

Plant Pathologist

NDSU Extension Service

Fargo

 

Denise McWilliams

Crop Production Specialist

NDSU Extension Service

Fargo

 

Jerry Schneider

Crop Scout

NDSU Extension Service

Carrington

 

The information at the Crop Management Field School is for educational purposes. Reference to commercial products or trade names is available or discussed with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement by NDSU Extension Service is implied.

 

Greg Endres

Area Extension Specialist

gendres@ndsuext.nodak.edu