NDSU Crop and Pest Report


ISSUE 1   May 6, 2004

Here we Go Again!

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.

Have a friend who wants to subscribe? We now can take credit card payments either by phone or over the internet to speed up the process.

The staff



The 2004 management guides are now available through the NDSU web pages. They can be found through the NDSU Extension main page at:


For a more direct route, check these addresses.

North Dakota Insect Management Guide


North Dakota Weed Control Guide


North Dakota Field Crop Fungicide Guide




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 24 - Central Grasslands Research Extension Center, Streeter, ND. (701) 424-3606.

June 30 - Canola Day at North Central NDSU Research Extension Center, Minot, ND. (701) 857-7677.

July 6 - Hettinger Research Extension Center, Hettinger, ND. (701) 567-4323.

July 7 - Dickinson Research Extension Center, Dickinson, ND. (701) 483-2348.

July 8 - Williston Research Extension Center, Williston, ND. (701) 774-4315.

July 12 - Agronomy Seed Farm Crops tour, Casselton, ND. (701) 347-4743.

July 13 - Carrington Research Extension Center, Carrington, ND. (701) 652-2951.

July 14 - North Central Research Extension Center, Minot, ND. (701) 857-7677.

July 15 - Langdon Research Extension Center, Langdon, ND. (701) 256-2582.

July 22 - Field Day at the ARS-USDA Northern Great Plains Research Lab., Mandan, ND. (701) 663-6445.



A crop management field school will be offered Thursday, June 17, from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. at the North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center. The eventís targeted audience is crop advisers. The school is organized and conducted by the NDSU Extension Service.

The school will provide hands-on training on crop, crop pest and soil management using field research and demonstration plots. Specific field sessions include weed identification; herbicide mode-of-action diagnosis; soybean aphid and other insect management updates; small grain and soybean disease management; crop and soil impact with no-till; and supplying nitrogen to soybean.

For further details and preregistration information, contact the Carrington center at (701)652_2951 or see website http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/carringt/ . A completed preregistration form and $50 fee is requested by June 14 ($75 after June 14). A total of 50 participants will be accepted on a first-come basis. An application is being submitted to the Certified Crop Adviser program to provide participants with 4.5 IPM, 0.5 soil and water management, 0.5 crop management, and 0.5 nutrient management continuing education units.

Greg Endres
Extension Area Agronomist


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