ISSUE 2   May 22, 2008

NDSU CROP MANAGEMENT FIELD SCHOOL SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 19 AT CARRINGTON

A crop management field school will be offered Thursday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center. The school is for crop advisers, but the program also will be beneficial for farmers. 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 - identify more than 60 living weed exhibits and review biology and control
* Herbicide mode of action - identify herbicide classes by examining crop and weed injury symptoms
* Wheat disease management - review disease forecasting and fungicide use strategies
* Insect management - review current insect concerns in grass and oilseed crops
* Corn and soybean learn about plant nutrition
* Soil - explore below-ground factors affecting crop growth using a soil pit

For further details and preregistration information, contact the Carrington center at (701) 652-2951 or go to http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/carringt/. A completed preregistration form and $50 fee is requested by June 16 ($75 after June 16). A total of 50 participants will be accepted on a first-come/first-served basis. An application has been submitted to the certified crop adviser program to provide participants with 4.5 integrated pest management, 0.5 soil and water management and 0.5 nutrient management continuing education units.


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