NDSU Crop and Pest Report


ISSUE 6  June 6, 2002



Itís not to late to register for the crop management field school, offered on Thursday, June 20 at the North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center. The school will provide hands-on training on crop pest and soil management using field research trials and demonstration plots. Specific field sessions include weed identification, herbicide mode-of-action diagnosis, evaluation of herbicide performance, soybean aphid and sunflower insect updates, fungicide strategies for small grain and canola disease, and nitrogen management in bean and oilseed crops.

The school is organized and conducted by the NDSU Extension Service. For further details and preregistration information, contact the Carrington Center telephone: 701-652-2951, e-mail:


or website:


A completed preregistration form and $50 fee is requested by June 14 ($60 after June 14). A total of 60 participants will be accepted on a first-come/first-serve basis. An application is being submitted to the Certified Crop Adviser program to provide participants with continuing education units including six IPM and one nutrient management.



The 2002 Ag Professional Field School will be held at the Southwest Research and Outreach Center-Lamberton, Minnesota. The Field School will offer two sessions, each lasting two days. The dates of Session I are July 16-17 and Session II, July 18-19.

The Field School is offered as a hands-on, in-field program emphasizing crop and pest management diagnostic skill building in field crops. This program is targeted towards agronomists, salespeople (seed, ag chemicals, fertilizer), crop consultants, Extension Educators, agriculture government agency personnel, farm managers, and summer scouts. Participants will have the opportunity to enhance their troubleshooting and crop management skills in specially designed plots that display actual cropping situations. A key feature of the Field School is that students are placed in small groups with instructors to enhance the learning experience. Each Field School Session will offer 12.0 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEU) for Certified Crop Advisors in the following categories.

The registration fee for the Field School is $325 per individual. A group registration fee of $305/individual is available for agribusiness employers sending five or more people to the Field School. Individuals in a group registration have the option of attending either one of the Field School Sessions.

Student space for each Field School Session is limited. The registration deadline for Session I and Session II is July 9, 2002. A brochure describing the Field School, registration information, map to SWROC-Lamberton location, program offerings is available (see contact person below to request a brochure). You can also read about the 2002 Ag Professional Field School by visiting the following web address:


No online credit card registration is available, but registration forms for individuals and groups can be downloaded from the web address.

Questions about the Field School can be directed to Kevin Cavanaugh at (612) 625-2778 or by Email.

Kevin Cavanaugh
IPM & Ag Professional Program Coordinator
Dept. of Agronomy and Plant Genetics, University of MN

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