Crop advisers examine plant injury at a CREC test plot.
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Greg Endres

NDSU Extension to host crop management field school

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Crop advisers are invited to attend North Dakota State University Extension’s annual crop management field school set for Thursday, June 29, at 9 a.m. at the Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC).

Participants will receive updates on crop pest and soil management recommendations using hands-on training in field demonstration plots and research trials.

“The information received can immediately be used during the balance of the crop season, as well as future years,” says Greg Endres, Extension cropping systems specialist at the CREC. “The program is designed for crop advisers but also will be beneficial for farmers.”

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.
  • Late-season wheat disease – Review identification of foliar and head diseases and management strategies.
  • Soil – Review soil sampling and analysis procedures to manage saline and sodic soils.

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 4.5 continuing education units in crop pest and soil management.

For more details and preregistration information, use the website: or contact the CREC at 701-652-2951. A completed preregistration form and $100 fee are required by June 26.

Greg Endres
Extension Cropping Systems Specialist