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Annual Western Dakota Crops Day set for Dec. 14

Strategies for weed control, especially relating to tough-to-control weeds like kochia, will be a featured topic at the Annual Western Dakota Crops Day.

Regional agronomy research results, acid soil management, North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network (NDAWN) updates and weed control options will be the featured topics at the 40th annual Western Dakota Crops Day, hosted by the North Dakota State University Hettinger Research Extension Center (HREC) and Dickinson Research Extension Center (DREC). The event will be held at the Hettinger Armory on Dec. 14.

Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. MST with coffee and doughnuts and presentations starting at 10 a.m. Participants will be able to view exhibits and visit with vendors throughout the day.

Cassidy Holth, NDAWN meteorologist and research specialist, will discuss NDAWN weather stations and a variety of information for agricultural production available on the NDAWN website.

Brian Jenks, North Central Research Extension Center weed scientist, will talk about fall and spring strategies for weed control, especially relating to tough-to-control weeds like kochia.

Results from agronomy research in the western Dakotas will be presented by Caleb Dalley, HREC weed scientist; John Rickertsen, HREC agronomist; Chris Augustin, DREC director and soil scientist; and Patrick Wagner, South Dakota State University Extension entomologist.

"This year's crops day will provide excellent information on weed control options, the useful information available from NDAWN, along with traditional variety performance data and ongoing regional agronomy research," Rickertsen says.

Commercial exhibits by several seed, chemical and agricultural service companies displaying their newest products and innovations will also be available for participants.

The event is free of charge and lunch will be provided. For more information visit ndsu.ag/westerncropsday or contact the HREC at 701-567-4323.

NDSU Agriculture Communication – Dec. 4, 2023

Source: John Rickertsen, 701-567-4323, john.rickertsen@ndsu.edu

Editor: Kelli Anderson, 701-231-7006, kelli.c.anderson@ndsu.edu

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