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Central Dakota Ag Day scheduled

Crop and livestock producers will learn about weed management, cover crops, crop diseases, grazing strategies, veterinary issues and market outlooks during a daylong agricultural program Friday, Dec. 16, at NDSU’s Carrington Research Extension Center.

Hosted by the NDSU Extension Service, the Central Dakota Ag Day program begins with coffee and doughnuts at 9 a.m. Workshops start at 10.

"Central Dakota Ag Day is for everyone," said Joel Lemer, the agriculture and natural resources Extension agent for Foster County. "The program will provide a wealth of educational information on a variety of topics - some old, some new - to crop and livestock producers, not only in central North Dakota but statewide. The program also includes horticultural offerings for the nontraditional production agriculturalist."

Some of the workshop topics include:

• Developing a weed management strategy

• Best management practices of new soybean weed management traits

• North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network update

• Cover crops: soybeans and dry beans on winter rye

• Soybean production research review

• Soybean and dry bean disease research update

• North Dakota soybean survey

• Hemp production in North Dakota

• Fertilizer recommendations for 2017

• Ask a vet

• Managing grazing strategies

• Horticultural: evergreen tree care, alternative tree species for North Dakota, starting backyard orchards, vine to wine in North Dakota

• 2017 crop production budgets

The event is sponsored by the Agricultural Improvement Associations and Extension Service offices in Foster, Eddy, Wells, Griggs, Sheridan and Stutsman Counties, as well as the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center.

No registration is required. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Lemer at 701-652-2581 or joel.lemer@ndsu.edu.

 


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