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How to keep Palmer amaranth out of North Dakota will be one of the topics covered during the Central Dakota Ag Day program. (NDSU photo) How to keep Palmer amaranth out of North Dakota will be one of the topics covered during the Central Dakota Ag Day program. (NDSU photo)
The program offers educational sessions on crops, livestock and horticulture.

Crop and livestock producers will have an opportunity to learn about soybean production, weed management, cover crops, soil health, grazing strategies, veterinary issues, and crop and livestock market outlooks during a daylong agricultural program the North Dakota State University Extension Service is hosting Tuesday, Dec. 19, at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC).

The Central Dakota Ag Day program begins with coffee and doughnuts at 9 a.m. Introductions are at 9:45. Workshops start at 10 and conclude with a one-hour general session titled “Straight Talk About Dicamba: Explaining 2017, Preparing for 2018” at 2:30 p.m.

“Central Dakota Ag Day has something for everyone,” says Joel Lemer, the agriculture and natural resources Extension agent in Foster County. “The daylong program will provide a wealth of educational information on a variety of topics to crop and livestock producers, not only in central North Dakota but statewide. The program also includes horticultural offerings for the nontraditional production agriculturalist.”

Workshop topics include:

  • CREC soybean production research and tips for increasing profits
  • Developing a weed management strategy for kochia and waterhemp
  • Palmer amaranth
  • Understanding soil analysis reports
  • Soil health: measurements, building healthy soils, organic matter, economics, etc.
  • Cover crops: why and what to seed
  • Cover crop tolerance to soil residual of wheat herbicides
  • Nitrogen efficiency and whether post-applications are profitable
  • Q & A on agricultural legal issues
  • Bioenergy update
  • Use of drones in agriculture
  • Whole-herd health without antibiotics
  • Ask a vet
  • Grazing plans for 2018 after the 2017 drought
  • Stocking rates computer application
  • Are cattle and sheep better than cattle alone?
  • Feeding cows on fields or in dry lot, and manure management
  • Crop and livestock marketing outlooks
  • Horticulture: garden pollinators, natural products for gardening, compost, proper tree planting
  • 2018 crop production budgets

Central Dakota Ag Day is sponsored by the Agricultural Improvement Associations and Extension Service offices in Foster, Eddy, Wells, Griggs, Sheridan and Stutsman counties, as well as the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center.

No registration is required. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Lemer at 701-652-2581 or

The Carrington Research Extension Center is 3 1/2 miles north of Carrington on U.S. Highway 281.

NDSU Agriculture Communications - Nov. 17, 2017

Source:Joel Lemer, 701-652-2581,
Editor:Ellen Crawford, 701-231-5391,
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