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Extension Advanced Crop Advisers Workshop set for Jan. 24-25

Participants will gain knowledge to improve their crop production recommendations for farmers.

Crop advisers looking for information beyond that offered at traditional winter crop meetings are the intended audience for the University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University Extension’s Advanced Crop Advisers Workshop Jan. 24-25 at the Fargo Holiday Inn.

“This workshop is designed to provide in-depth discussion on selected topics to help agricultural professionals enhance their crop production recommendations for farmers,” says Greg Endres, NDSU Extension cropping systems specialist and workshop co-chair. “Land-grant university crop experts from Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin will be interacting with workshop participants regarding a dozen crop production topics.”

Registration begins at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24 with the program scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Educational sessions include:

  • How world affairs and weather affect grain prices in the Northern Plains
  • Can stress tolerance in corn and soybean keep yields moving up?
  • The AI Crop Adviser
  • Making cents of soil health
  • Asymbiotic N-fixing organisms – Natural populations and commercial products: What you should know and what questions to ask

To close the first day program, participants can enjoy a social while discussing the past season’s crop production challenges and successes.

Registration and breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25 and educational sessions are scheduled from 8 a.m. to noon. Topics include:

  • Historical view of corn and Soybean Production – What about the future?
  • Making cents of soil health
  • Identification and management of new and emerging diseases of corn, soybean and canola
  • Soybean’s pest-a-palooza in 2023: Strategies for managing multiple pests simultaneously
  • Asymbiotic n-fixing organisms – Natural populations and commercial products: What you should know and what questions to ask
  • Is biology winning the battle against soybean phytophthora root and stem rot?
  • Avoiding train wrecks: Monitoring and managing corn rootworms

Visit www.ndsu.edu/agriculture/ag-hub/events/advanced-crop-advisers-workshop for details and electronic preregistration. The workshop fee is $200 per person or $150 if attending only one day of the workshop.

Certified Crop Advisers will have the opportunity to receive 8 continuing education units by participating in both days of the event.

For more information, contact Endres or Linda Schuster at 701-652-2951, or Angie Peltier, University of Minnesota Extension in Crookston, at 218-281-8692.

NDSU Agriculture Communication – Dec. 18, 2023

Source: Greg Endres, 701-652-2951, gregory.endres@ndsu.edu

Editor: Elizabeth Cronin, 701-231-7881, elizabeth.cronin@ndsu.edu

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