ISSUE 5    June 2, 2005

CROP MANAGEMENT FIELD SCHOOL

A crop management field school will be offered Thursday, June 23, from 9 a.m. to 5 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, pest and soil management using field research and demonstration plots. Specific field sessions include weed identification, herbicide mode-of-action diagnosis, small grain and soybean disease management, soil health, and tillage systems with emphasis on strip till.

Workshop instructors include NDSU Extension Service crop, soil and pest specialists: Dr. Carl Bradley, Greg Endres, Dr. Dave Franzen, Terry Gregoire, and Dr. Marcia McMullen; Ken Eraas, ND Department of Agriculture noxious weed specialist; and Susan Samson-Liebig, ARS soil quality specialist.

For further details and pre-registration information, contact the Carrington center at (701) 652_2951 or see website http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/carringt/. A completed pre-registration 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/first-serve basis. An application has been submitted to the Certified Crop Adviser program to provide participants with four IPM and one soil and water management continuing education units.


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