Sharpen Crop Management Skills

NDSU Extension offers hands-on training at Crop Management Field School June 21.

Published on: Jun 8, 2012

Learn about late season wheat and corn management strategies and many other topics at the North Dakota State University Extension Service's annual Crop Management Field School June 21, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Carrington Research Extension Center.

The school runs from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and involves updates on crop and pest management using hands-on training in field research and demonstration plots. The school is targeted for crop advisers, but the program also will be beneficial for farmers.

Specific field sessions include:

  • Weed identification - identify more than 60 living weed exhibits and review biology and control
  • Herbicide mode of action - identify herbicide classes by examining crop and weed injury symptoms
  • Corn and wheat – learn about growth stages and late-season management strategies
  • Insect management - review current insect concerns
  • Row crop plant nutrition – learn about the current situation and strategies to maintain yield through harvest

Instructors for the field school are Patrick Beauzay, NDSU entomology research specialist; Greg Endres, NDSU Extension area agronomist; Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension soils specialist; Richard Zollinger, NDSU Extension weeds specialist; Rod Lym, NDSU weed scientist; Jan Knodel, NDSU Extension entomologist; and Joel Ransom, NDSU Extension agronomist.

Sharpen Crop Management Skills
Sharpen Crop Management Skills

A total of 50 participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants will receive reference materials, refreshments and a noon meal. Certified crop advisers participating in the event can receive six continuing education units.

For further details and preregistration information, go to http://www.ag.ndsu.edu/CarringtonREC/events or contact the Carrington center at (701) 652-2951. A completed preregistration form and $75 fee is required by June 18 ($100 after June 18).

Source: NDSU Extension Service