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International Crop Expo Set for Feb. 19-20 in Grand Forks

The sessions will feature the small-grain, soybean, dry bean and potato programs.

The annual International Crop Expo will be held Feb. 19-20 at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks.

The two-day agricultural show offers concurrent educational seminars developed and presented by the North Dakota State University and University of Minnesota Extension Services and industry leaders.

The sessions will feature the small-grain, soybean, dry bean and potato programs. Seminars will begin both days at 9 a.m. and end at 12:10 p.m.

Small-grain topics are:

  • Protein and nitrogen study results and introduction to the variety selection Web tool
  • Diseases to watch for in 2014
  • Herbicide resistance
  • Farm management strategies for innovative producers
  • Tissue testing wheat and sulfur response in wheat and corn production
  • Remote sensing and in-field sensing
  • Spray tip selection
  • Marketing the 2013 and 2014 crops

Soybean and dry bean topics are:

  • High oleic soybeans
  • Implications of ghost salinity on cropping systems
  • Grain storage and management
  • Getting a handle on corn diseases
  • Historic and projected edible bean gains in the U.S.
  • Marketing soybeans and dry beans
  • Soybean and dry bean update
  • Farm bill update

Potato program topics are:

  • Updates from the National Potato Council, U.S. Potato Board and United Potato Growers of America
  • Chloropicrin soil fumigation programs
  • New approach to increased payable yield in potatoes using rejuvenate
  • North Dakota and Minnesota certified seed reports
  • Reasons for bacterial soft rot problems in 2013
  • Doing something different with ring rot control
  • Better adjuvants for improved weed control
  • Understanding potato growth and development and how it affects management practices

Vendors will be displaying their products. The expo is open to the public and free. Preregistration is not required.

Continuing education credits will be available for certified crop advisers.

For more information, go to

NDSU Agriculture Communication – Feb. 5, 2014

Source:Andy Robinson, (701) 231-8732,
Source:Lionel Olson, (701) 780-8229,
Editor:Rich Mattern, (701) 231-6136,
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