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Published May 26, 2010, 07:26 AM

Crop Management School planned June 24 in Carrington

Do you want to learn about crops? Would you like to be better at agriculture production? The North Dakota State University Carrington (N.D.) Research and Extension Center has a field school you might be interested in attending.

Do you want to learn about crops? Would you like to be better at agriculture production? The North Dakota State University Carrington (N.D.) Research and Extension Center has a field school you might be interested in attending.

The school is scheduled from 8:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. June 24. Mark your calendars.

This field school is targeted toward crop advisers but also is beneficial for farmers. The school will provide hands-on training in crop and pest management using field demonstrations and research trials. Presenters and subjects vary but are an interest to everyone in production agriculture.

Greg Endres, area extension specialist for NDSU, John Swenson, NDSU Extension agent, and Patrick Beauzay, entomologist at the Carrington Research Center, will give participants an opportunity to identify 60 living weeds and review their biology and their control. Rich Zollinger, NDSU Extension specialist, will discuss herbicide mode-of-action and identify herbicide classes based on crop and weed injury symptoms.

Marcia McMullen, NDSU Extension plant pathologist, will discuss wheat disease forecasting and fungicide strategies. Janet Knodel, NDSU Extension entomologist, will discuss cereal insect concerns. A scientist from Agvise will discuss using tissue analysis to assess the crop nutrition. Endres will compare crop tillage systems and fertilizer placement. Rick Glatt, NDSU Extension crop scout, will be the host.

An application for six continuing education unit credits for certified crop advisers has been submitted. Preregistration (includes lunch) is requested by June 21. To enroll, submit a completed form and a $75 fee to the NDSU Carrington Research and Extension Center. These forms are available at the Extension office. The fee is $100 if registering after June 21.

Preregistration also may be completed at the following website: www.ag.ndsu. nodak.edu/carringt/.

The number of participants is limited to 50. Registrations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Participants will receive reference materials, one meal and refreshments. The information presented at the Crop Management Field School is for educational purposes. References to commercial products or trade names are made with the understanding that no discrimination is intended and no endorsement by the NDSU Extension Service is implied.

(Lance Brower is the community, leadership, and economic development extension agent, Stutsman County office, NDSU Extension Service. Contact him at 252-9030 or email lance.brower@ndsu.edu.)

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