Sunflower Day Scheduled at Carrington on February 14

 

Sunflower Day is scheduled on February 14 at the North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center to provide updates on sunflower production and markets for farmers and crop advisers. The NDSU Extension Service and National Sunflower Association are organizing and conducting the event, according to Greg Endres, extension area agronomist and Max Dietrich, NSA production coordinator.

 

Event registration will start at 9 a.m. The educational program will begin at 9:30 with discussion on sunflower insect, weed and disease management. Disease emphasis will be on sclerotinia research and management recommendations. The afternoon agenda includes bird management, NuSun hybrid performance, industry perspectives on confectionary seed quality, and oilseed markets.

 

Additional benefits of participating in this meeting include:

visit sunflower seed and crop protection industry booths, enjoy sponsored refreshments and noon meal, and obtain a free copy of the ‘Crop sequence calculator’, a computer CD developed by the Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory in Mandan to assist growers with selecting crop rotations. Also, three continuing education credits for Certified Crop Advisers have been requested for CCAs attending the meeting.

 

Details on this event may be obtained by contacting the Carrington Center (telephone: 701-652-2951 or website: www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/carringt/events.htm) or the National Sunflower Association (telephone: 701-328-5100 or website: www.sunflowernsa.com).