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Published February 05, 2010, 12:00 AM

Crop, pest management school set for March 17-18

The North Dakota State University Extension Service has scheduled its 2010 Western Crop and Pest Management School on March 17-18 at the Holiday Inn Riverside in Minot.

By: Forum staff reports, INFORUM

The North Dakota State University Extension Service has scheduled its 2010 Western Crop and Pest Management School on March 17-18 at the Holiday Inn Riverside in Minot.

This workshop is designed to help crop advisers, farmers and other agricultural decision makers hone their skills and obtain the latest information on integrated pest management and crop production.

Scott Day, research farm manager for Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives, will give a presentation titled “Agronomy Lessons Learned from Around the Globe.” Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension soils specialist, will explain the new fertilizer recommendations for durum and hard red spring wheat.

Other speakers include Blake Vander Vorst, manager of agronomy programs for Ducks Unlimited, and NDSU specialists in agronomy, entomology, plant diseases, soils and weed science.

The registration fee is $150, which includes two lunches, refreshments and educational materials. School organizers recommend that anyone who wants to attend this program should register early to reserve a place. To register online, go to www.ag.ndsu.

edu/extplantpath. The registration deadline is Feb. 23 or when the class is full.

Continuing education credits are available for certified crop advisers.

School attendees must make their own lodging arrangements. To reserve a room at the Holiday Inn Riverside, call at (701) 852-2504. To receive a conference discount, mention you are attending the Western Crop and Pest Management School.

For further information, contact Jeremy Pederson, area Extension cropping systems specialist at NDSU’s North Central Research Extension Center in Minot, at (701) 857-7682 or jeremy.pederson@

ndsu.edu.

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