ISSUE 2   May 21, 2009

NDSU CROP MANAGEMENT FIELD SCHOOL SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 25 AT CARRINGTON

A crop management field school will be offered Thursday, June 25, 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
  • Update on strategies for use of nitrogen fertilizer
  • Row crop tillage systems and plant nutrition
  • 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 22 ($75 after June 22). 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 continuing education units in the following management areas: 4.5 integrated pest, 1 nutrient, and 0.5 soil and water.


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