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Advanced Crop Advisers Workshop Set for Feb. 28 – March 1 in Fargo

01/22/17

The 2017 Advanced Crop Advisers Workshop is scheduled for February 28 through March 1 at the Holiday Inn in Fargo.

The workshop is designed to provide in-depth discussion of selected topics for agricultural professionals to enhance their crop production recommendations for farmers.

The event is organized and conducted by the North Dakota State University Extension Service and University of Minnesota Extension.

February 28 educational sessions are:

  • 2017 Outlook for farm profitability: Agricultural lien’s impact on your agronomy business
  • Herbicide and weed control considerations with cover crops
  • Successful no-till systems in high-clay soils
  • Some plant disease here and a few insects there
  • Utilizing Iowa experience to assist us with managing herbicide-resistant weeds

Also, the presentation “NDSU football – Ag influence” will be given during lunch.

March 1 educational sessions are:

  • The route to pesticide and plant trait labeling
  • Opportunities with nonherbicide-tolerant crops on a farm’s long-term weed management
  • Neonicotinoid insecticides: Balancing pollinator protection and insect management
  • Insight on corn silage hybrids and salt-tolerant alfalfa varieties
  • Mining field data to discover increased crop value

Preregistration is required by Feb. 20. The workshop fee is $140, or $75 if attending one day. The fee includes three meals and refreshment breaks, and reference materials. The workshop is limited to 150 people. Preregistrations will be accepted on a first-come basis. Walk-in registrations during the workshop will not be accepted.

Certified crop advisers will have the opportunity to receive 11 continuing education units.

A brochure that contains workshop details, including a preregistration form, is at https://www.ag.ndsu.edu/CarringtonREC/events/2017-advanced-crop-advisers-workshop-2. Electronic preregistration and credit card payment can be made on the webpage.

For more information, contact Greg Endres at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center at (701) 652-2951 or Phillip Glogoza, Minnesota Extension Service in Moorhead, at (218) 236-2008.

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Greg Endres, Area Agronomy Specialist
Gregory.Endres@ndsu.edu

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