ISSUE 1 May 1, 2003
Welcome to another year of the North Dakota State University Crop and Pest Report. We will be with you for the next sixteen issues. Good Luck this season. If you have comments about agricultural production concerns you would like to see discussed, feel free to contact us. Check the back page for telephone numbers, addresses, or e-mail.
NDSU PEST MANAGEMENT GUIDES
The 2003 management guides are available through the NDSU web pages. They can be found through the NDSU Extension home page at:
North Dakota Insect Management Guide
North Dakota Weed Control Guide
North Dakota Field Crop Fungicide Guide
The mailing list, AGDAKOTA, has been established for eight years, now. AGDAKOTA has been set up to promote the exchange of information between ag professionals about current events in North Dakota agriculture. The forum is suited for asking questions of your colleagues about production and pest issues. It is also a place to provide updates on what is happening currently in the fields around the state and region. The manager of the list is Phillip Glogoza, NDSU Extension Entomologist. His e-mail address is:
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This mailing list promotes networking on ag production issues among ag professionals in the state of North Dakota. The mailing list serves as a common e-mail address. Due to some computer virus scares last season, the only people who can send messages to Agdakota are those on the subscriber list. If you want to participate, you must subscribe.
NDSU WEED TOUR
** The 2003 NDSU Weed Tour will be (may be) held Tuesday, July 1, 2003. Below is the tentative schedule with locations and times (if it doesn’t rain). I hesitate to print a date because my colleagues have made it clear that there is direct correlation between tour date selected and massive rain events. Last year was lucky, lets see if luck can strike twice.
8:30 - 10:00 - NDSU Experiment Station - Prosper, ND
10:30 - 12:00 - NDSU Agronomy Seed Farm, Casselton, ND
Lunch - TBD
1:30 - NW-22 Research Farm, Fargo, ND
(SW corner of I-29 and County Rd 20) or North of the Airport (County Rd 20) for tour of sugarbeet weed control plots with Dr. Alan Dexter for those interested in sugarbeet weed control research.
Plot booklets will be available along with a guided tour of field research experiments. Researchers will guide attendees through their experiments to explain the objectives of the experiment, discuss study treatments, and answer questions.
Experiments include: Wild oat and broadleaf weed control in wheat, weed control in corn, soybean, dry bean, flax, field pea, chick pea, and sunflower, onion, potatoes, carryover, glyphosate, adjuvant, biennial wormwood control and biology studies, application technology with variable rates, speed, and gallonage, and nozzle studies.
PROCROP DATABASE AT NDSU WEB
ProCrop is a crop production data base containing crop production information produced by NDSU crop production specialists. It has been updated and available to you at the site address listed below.
It is easy to use; click on the crop area you wish to review and use the key words to select your material. There are over 1200 files and links to other sites. ProCrop is designed to provide fast reference information. If you have suggestions for additional material or improvements or need assistance in becoming familiar with ProCrop, please contact Terry Gregoire (firstname.lastname@example.org). It should be a useful and handy reference for your crop production questions this summer.
NDSU FIELD DAYS AND OTHER CROP EVENTS - 2003
Below is a listing of NDSU Field Day Tours and other crop-related special events. Exact starting times will be given at a later date via this newsletter or other media releases.
June 25 Central Grasslands Research Extension Center, Streeter, ND. (701) 424_3606.
June 25 Canola Day at North Central NDSU Research Extension Center, Minot, ND. (701-857-7677)
June 26 Field Day at the ARS_USDA Northern Great Plains Research Laboratory, Mandan, ND (701) 663_6445.
July 1 Weeds Tour at NDSU Fargo and Casselton, ND. (701-231- 8157).
July 8 Hettinger Research Extension Center, Hettinger, ND. (701) 567_4323.
July 8 ManDak Zero-Till summer tour at Souris/Melita Area in Manitoba . ( 204-568-4752).
July 9 Dickinson Research Extension Center, Dickinson, ND. (701) 483_2348.
July 10 Williston Research Extension Center, Williston, ND. (701) 774_4315.
July 15 Carrington Research Extension Center, Carrington, ND. (701) 652_2951.
July 16 North Central Research Extension Center, Minot (701) 857_7677.
July 17 Langdon Research Extension Center, Langdon, ND. (701) 256_2582.
July 18 Pulse Crops Tour at North Central NDSU Research Extension Center in Minot, ND. (701- 857-7677).
July 18 Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Association Tour- Dickinson, ND. (701-483-2581).
Aug. 19 Irrigation Field day at the Garrison Diversion Conservancy District site, Oakes, ND (701) 742-2744