Title

2024 Crop Pest Identification and Management School

Date(s)
Central
Location
Location:
FargoDome, 1800 N University Drive, Fargo, ND 58102
Registration
Body

This school is geared towards undergraduate students and first- to second-year crop scouts.

The program has multiple components with a focus on disease ID, insect ID, herbicide symptomology, and other production problems in wheat, barley, corn, soybeans, dry beans, canola and sunflower. The primary goal of the school is to help prepare individuals to be successful field scouts in North Dakota and Minnesota. For further information about this program, contact Barbara Nilles, Andrew Friskop or Sam Markell in the NDSU Plant Pathology department at 701-231-8363 or barbara.nilles@ndsu.edu.

Speakers include scientists from NDSU Extension, ND Agricultural Experiment Station and private industry. 

Reference materials will be provided and include a binder of relevant resource information. Resource binders can be purchased separately for $60.

Widgets
Tuesday, February 27
TimeSubjectSpeaker
8-8:30 a.m. 

Registration, Check-in

 
8:30-8:40 a.m. 

Welcome, Logistics, Agenda

Andrew Friskop and Sam Markell

8:40-9:25 a.m.

Crop Scouting – Perspectives from the Field

Ryan Humann 
9:25-10:10 a.m.Identification and Management of Diseases in CornAndrew Friskop
10:10-10:25 a.m.

Break

 
10:25-11:25Identification and Management of Diseases in Wheat and BarleyAndrew Friskop
11:25-1:00 p.m.Lunch (on your own) 
1:00-2:00 p.m.Identification and Management of Insects in Wheat and BarleyJanet Knodel and Pat Beauzay
2:00-2:15 p.m.Break  
2:15-3:15 p.m.Identification and Management of Insects in Corn and Beneficial InsectsJanet Knodel and Pat Beauzay
3:15 -3:25 p.m.Break 
3:25-4:30 p.m.Identification and Management of Diseases in Sunflower and CanolaSam Markell
Wednesday, February 28
TimeSubjectSpeakerTitle
8:00-9:30 a.m.

Herbicide Symptomology

Joe Ikley 
9:30-10:00 a.m. 

Plant ID Apps

Andrew Friskop and Sam Markell

 
10:00-10:15 a.m.Break  
10:15-11:30 a.m.Identification and Management of Insects in Sunflower and CanolaJanet Knodel, Pat Beauzay and Anitha Chirumamilla 
11:30-1:00 p.m.Lunch (on your own)  
1:00-1:45 p.m.Identification and Management of Insects in Soybean and Dry BeanJanet Knodel, Pat Beauzay and Anitha Chirumamilla 
1:45-2:00 p.m.Break   
2:00-3:15 p.m.Identification and Management of Diseases in Soybean and Dry BeanWade Webster and Sam Markell 
3:15-3:30 p.m.

Review of class materials

For NDSU Students who have signed up for credit 
3:30-4:30 p.m.Exam for students taking course for 1 NDSU creditFor NDSU Students who have signed up for credit 

Program Instructors

Patrick Beauzay
Research Specialist, Extension Entomology
North Dakota Integrated Pest management (IPM) Coordinator
Dept. of Plant Pathology, NDSU, Fargo, ND

Anitha Chirumamilla
Cropping Systems Specialist
NDSU Langdon Research Extension Center
Langdon, ND

Stephanie DeSimini
Research Specialist
Dept of Plant Sciences, NDSU, Fargo, ND

Gabe Dusek
Graduate Research Specialist
Dept of Plant Pathology, NDSU, Fargo ND

Andrew Friskop
Extension Plant Pathologist
Dept of Plant Pathology, NDSU, Fargo, ND

Bryan Hansen
Research Specialist
Dept of Plant Pathology, NDSU, Fargo, ND

Ryan Humann
Corteva CP Field Scientist
Fargo, ND

Joe Ikley
Extension Weed Specialist
Dept of Plant Science, NDSU, Fargo, ND

Janet Knodel
Extension Entomologist
Dept of Plant Pathology, NDSU, Fargo, ND

Sam Markell
Extension Plant Pathologist
Dept of Plant Pathology, NDSU, Fargo, ND

Scott Meyer
Research Specialist
Dept of Plant Pathology, NDSU, Fargo, ND

Jessica Scherer
Research Specialist
Dept of Plant Pathology, NDSU, Fargo, ND

Wade Webster
Extension Plant Pathologist
Dept of Plant Pathology, NDSU, Fargo, ND

Continuing Education Units 


The following credits have been approved as continuing education units (CEUs) for the Certified Crop Advisers program: 

NMSWPM CM TOTAL
  9

.5

 9.5

Registration Information 

Register Now


The Register online registration deadline is Feb. I 6, or when the school is full. The $175 registration fee includes refreshment breaks and reference materials. 

Materials used in this school are supported in part by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, Crop Protection and Pest Management - Extension Implementation Program, award number 2021-70006-35330. 

Contact Information

Contact Information

Barbara Nilles

Requests for accommodations related to disability should be made to the event contact person at least two weeks in advance of the event.