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Canola & Flax Virtual Meeting

County Agent News
Dan Folske
March 8, 2021

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Canola Getting it Right Production Update Set for March 16
The goal is to provide producers with information they can use when making management decisions for their farm.
Producers and crop advisers will have an opportunity to learn more about canola production during the Getting it Right in Canola Production online conference that North Dakota State University Extension, with support from the Northern Canola Growers Association, is holding from 8:30 a.m. to noon Tuesday, March 16.
Canola is a major oil crop in the northern Great Plains, particularly in North Dakota. In 2020, North Dakota accounted for nearly 1.5 million harvested acres, approximately 83% of all acres harvested in the U.S., according to Hans Kandel, Extension agronomist for broadleaf crops and co-organizer of the conference.
“Canola production involves many management decisions, and new research-based information is made available regularly,” says Sam Markell, Extension plant pathologist. “Our goal is to provide results to producers that they can consider when making the best management decisions for their farm.”
This educational event will provide recommendations to help producers with canola production decisions for the 2021 growing season.
Topics that will be covered and speakers are:
⦁ Canola variety considerations and plant development - Kandel
⦁ Plant establishment - Bryan Hanson, research agronomist, NDSU Langdon Research Extension Center, and Greg Endres, NDSU Extension cropping systems specialist
⦁ Plant nutrition - Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension soil science specialist
⦁ Northern Canola Growers Association Report - Barry Coleman, association executive director
⦁ Market update - Ray Albrecht, Cargill
⦁ Weed management update - Brian Jenks, NDSU weed scientist, North Central Research Extension Center
⦁ Clubroot, blackleg and sclerotinia management - Markell
⦁ Insect management - Janet Knodel, NDSU Extension entomologist
Attendees also will receive a list of several pertinent Extension canola production resources as reference materials.
The program is free of charge but preregistration is required. Visit https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/carringtonrec/events. Those who preregister will receive emailed instructions on how to participate in the meeting.
The presentations will be recorded and archived. Certified crop adviser continuing education credits will be available for meeting participants.


NDSU Extension’s Flax Meeting Set for March 17
Producers will receive recommendations that will help them make production decisions.
Farmers and crop advisers will have an opportunity to receive flax production and market updates during North Dakota State University Extension’s Getting it Right virtual meeting from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 17.
“North Dakota is the largest flax-producing state in the U.S. - an estimated 190,000 acres were planted in 2020 - and the crop continues to be a viable option in crop rotations,” says Greg Endres, Extension cropping systems specialist and meeting co-coordinator.
“Interest in the crop is increasing for 2021 production due to increased market prices,” says Hans Kandel, Extension agronomist and the meeting’s other coordinator.
This educational event will provide recommendations to aid with flax production decisions for the 2021 growing season. Topics that will be covered and speakers are:
⦁ Variety considerations - Kandel
⦁ Plant establishment - Endres
⦁ Plant nutrition - Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension soil science specialist
⦁ Weed management - Brian Jenks, NDSU weed scientist, North Central Research Extension Center
⦁ Disease management with seed treatments and foliar fungicides - Sam Markell, NDSU Extension plant pathologist
⦁ Market update - John Zietz, Cargill strategic account manager
⦁ AmeriFlax report - Barry Coleman, AmeriFlax director
The program is free of charge but preregistration is required. Visit https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/carringtonrec/events. Those who preregister will receive emailed instructions on how to participate in the meeting.
The presentations will be recorded and archived. Certified crop adviser continuing education credits will be available for meeting participants.
This meeting is supported by AmeriFlax, the trade organization that represents North Dakota flax producers. The organization is funded by flax checkoff dollars from the North Dakota Oilseed Council.
This meeting is a fourth in the Getting it Right virtual meeting series. It included sessions on dry beans and soybeans in February and includes a program on canola on March 16 (agenda and preregistration information available at https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/CarringtonREC/events). Video presentations from the prior meetings can be viewed at https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/CarringtonREC/videos.

 

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