Farmers gain insight from Mike Ostlie at a Getting-It-Right production meeting
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Greg Endres

NDSU Extension Begins Series of Crop Production Getting-It-Right Events with Dry Bean Production Workshop on January 6

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Dry edible bean farmers and crop advisers will have an opportunity to learn about North Dakota State University’s current production research and recommendations during NDSU Extension’s Getting-It-Right in Dry Bean Production workshop. The event will be conducted at the Norseman Hall in Portland, North Dakota, on Thursday, Jan. 6 starting with registration at 9:30 a.m. and a program at 10 a.m.

Jill Murphy, NDSU Extension agent in Traill County; Greg Endres, NDSU Extension cropping systems specialist; and Hans Kandel, NDSU Extension agronomist, in cooperation with Northarvest Bean Growers Association, are planning and conducting this workshop to assist participants with making dry bean production decisions in preparation for and during the 2022 growing season.

The workshop topics (and speakers) include:

  • Variety performance, and plant growth stages and development (Kandel)
  • Plant establishment: row spacing, populations, planting dates, ground rolling and cover crops (Endres)
  • Plant nutrition, including fertilizer application timing and placement, and soil management (Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension soils specialist)
  • Plant protection: disease management, including root and stem disease and white mold (sclerotinia); weed management, including kochia and pigweed with herbicides and cover crops (Joe Ikley, NDSU Extension weed specialist, and Sam Markell, NDSU Extension plant pathologist)
  • Unique production management strategies (area farmer and crop consultant panel)
  • Market update (Dan Fuglesten, Central Valley Bean general manager)
  • Northarvest Bean Growers Association update (Mitch Coulter, executive director)

The event is free of charge. Preregistration is not necessary. Continuing education credits will be available for Certified Crop Advisers.

Following the dry bean workshop, the balance of the Getting-It-Right events conducted by NDSU Extension will be virtual. Below is a list of the crops, dates and cooperating commodity groups.

*Soybean, January 25; North Dakota Soybean Council

*Sunflower, February 1; National Sunflower Association

*Canola, February 15; Northern Canola Growers Association

*Dry bean, March 22; Northarvest Bean Growers Association

Details on these events will soon be available from the Carrington Research Extension Center, NDSU Extension, respective commodity organizations and through various media outlets.