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.
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