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Dickinson Research Extension Center Field Day Set for July 11

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Keynote speaker J.P. Heber of Zell, S.D., talks about cover crops and biological strip-till farming during the Dickinson Research Extension Center's 2017 field day. (NDSU photo) Keynote speaker J.P. Heber of Zell, S.D., talks about cover crops and biological strip-till farming during the Dickinson Research Extension Center's 2017 field day. (NDSU photo)
Pest management in alfalfa and peas will be among the topics covered.

Pest management in alfalfa and peas will be among the topics presented during the annual summer field day July 11 at North Dakota State University’s Dickinson Research Extension Center (DREC).

The program begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. at the center’s headquarters in Dickinson.

Hector Carcamo, a research scientist at Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s Lethbridge Research and Development Centre, is the keynote presenter. He will discuss the background and management of pea leaf weevil.

He has been researching insect pest management in Canada since 1999. His research focus includes applied insecticide management, threshold development, and biological and cultural control to reduce dependency on insecticides.

Other field day topics and presenters are:

  • Hemp production in southwestern North Dakota - Burton Johnson, a professor and scientist in NDSU’s Plant Sciences Department
  • Alfalfa weevil management - Janet Knodel, Extension entomologist and associate professor in NDSU’s Plant Pathology Department
  • Current DREC research, including studies on teff grass, aluminum toxicity, small grains and soybeans - Ryan Buetow, Extension cropping systems specialist at the center, and Kris Ringwall, center director
  • Managing on the margin - Levi Helmuth, a North Dakota Farm Business Management Education instructor stationed at the DREC

Producers also will be able to view weeds and talk with presenters at a weed identification table.

Carcamo is speaking at the field day courtesy of the Northern Pulse Growers Association.

For more information about the field day, contact Buetow, who is coordinating the event, at 701-456-1106 or ryan.buetow@ndsu.edu.


NDSU Agriculture Communication - June 22, 2018

Source:Ryan Buetow, 701-456-1106, ryan.buetow@ndsu.edu
Editor:Ellen Crawford, 701-231-5391, ellen.crawford@ndsu.edu
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