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ISSUE 2  May 10, 2001



A crop management field school will be offered on Thursday, June 21, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. at the North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center. The targeted audience is crop advisers but farmers also are welcome. The school is organized and conducted by the NDSU Extension Service. The school will provide hands-on training on crop pest and soil management using field research and demonstration plots. Specific field sessions include weed identification, herbicide mode-of-action diagnosis, insect management (including aphids and lygus bug), small grain disease fungicide decision aids and application strategies, soil quality, and oilseed crop nitrogen management.

Workshop instructors/hosts include Greg Endres, extension area agronomist; Leonard Francl, NDSU plant pathologist; Dave Franzen, extension soils specialist; Phil Glogoza, extension entomologist; Terry Gregoire, extension area agronomist; Bob Henson, NDSU research agronomist; Kirk Howatt, NDSU weed scientist; Alan Ness, National Resources Conservation Service agronomist; Jerry Schneider, extension crop scout; and Steve Sieler, NRCS soil scientist.

For further details and preregistration information, contact the Carrington REC at (701) 652-2951 or e-mail: gendres@ndsuext.nodak.edu, or visit the Carrington center's website, http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/carringt/ . A completed preregistration form and $40 fee is requested by June 15. A total of 50 participants will be accepted on a first-come/first-serve basis. An application has been submitted to the Certified Crop Adviser program to provide participants with continuing education units including five IPM units, one nutrient management unit, and one soil and water management unit.

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