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Field school participants viewing herbicide site-of-action demonstration
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Greg Endres
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Crop Educational Field Events at Carrington Center in June

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May 21, 2022
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Farmers and crop advisers are invited to attend two late-June field educational events at the Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC). Organizational details are still being determined but the following are general descriptions of the events.

Durum Day on June 22

The objective is to provide updates on durum production, grain quality and markets for established as well as potential durum growers.

Dakota Growers Pasta/8th Avenue Foods, in cooperation with the CREC, are developing this program. The event’s agenda includes presentations by NDSU crop specialists and industry representatives during field tours of research trials. The event also includes a sponsored noon lunch.

Durum topics include:

  • Variety performance
  • Disease management
  • Grain quality and impact on pasta
  • Market outlook
  • Pasta industry insights

There is no fee for participating in the event but pre-registration is requested with either Dakota Growers Pasta/8th Avenue Foods (cole.hanson@8ave.com or 701.652.4804) or the CREC (https://www.ndsu.edu/agriculture/ag-hub/events/durum-day or 701-652-2951).

Dr. Elias Elias, NDSU durum breeder, reviewing durum varieties
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Greg Endres
Dr. Elias Elias, NDSU durum breeder, reviewing durum varieties during the 2021 Durum Day.

Crop Management Field School on June 24

Participants (targeted audience are crop advisers) will receive updates on crop pest and soil management recommendations using hands-on training in field demonstration plots and research trials.

Field sessions include:

  • Weed identification - identify about 60 living weed exhibits, plus receive brief reviews on selected weed biology and control
  • Herbicide site-of-action - identify herbicide classes by examining crop and weed injury symptoms
  • Corn and late-season wheat disease management - review identification of Goss’s wilt and wheat foliar and head diseases, and management strategies
  • Soil - keys to no-till management

Preregistration is required, and 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 will receive 4 continuing education units in crop pest and soil management.

For more details and preregistration information, visit https://www.ndsu.edu/agriculture/ag-hub/events/crop-management-field-school or contact the CREC at 701-652-2951. Preregistration and $100 fee is required by June 20.

Field school participants viewing herbicide site-of-action demonstration
Photo Credit:
Greg Endres
2021 Crop Management Field School participants viewing the herbicide site-of-action demonstration.

Greg Endres
Gregory.Endres@ndsu.edu
Extension Cropping Systems Specialist