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There is still time to register for the weather-delayed Crookston Research Update for Ag Professionals Program!

The final University of Minnesota Research Update Session in Crookston, MN 
has been rescheduled for Wednesday, January 24, 2018 due to the January 11 blizzard. 
For presentation topics and speakers, further program details and to register visit the program webpage here:

Join Extension on January 31 or February 1 for the Best of the Best in Wheat and Soybean Research

Held in Grand Forks on January 31 and in Moorhead on February 1, this day-long program is designed so that growers can learn from researchers and extension specialists as they present current research-based crop and pest management information.

These sessions are free, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged to ensure accommodations.
For additional program details, CLICKHERE.
To register online, CLICKHERE.
This program is jointly sponsored by North Dakota State University and University of Minnesota Extension Services, along with MAWG, MWR&PC, MSR&PC, NDSC, NDGGA, and NDWC.

2018 Research Update for Ag Professionals - Jan 11 in Crookston

----    Rescheduled due to Blizzard    ----
Wednesday, Jan 24th
same times - 12:30 to 4:40
and same place - auditorium 
Northwestern Research & Outreach Center Auditorium (2900 University Ave) ------------------------------------------------------------------------Face the 2018 crop year armed with the latest University of Minnesota research. At the 2018 University of Minnesota Research Update for Ag Professionals, you will find research-based strategies to deal with today's changing pests, diseases, varieties, and nutrient and environmental recommendations. Presentations and discussions at the update will allow you to visit with experienced university researchers and offer you the opportunity to visit with colleagues to discuss topics of interest to you in your region. You will leave with research-based knowledge and field-tested solutions that will help you in the field for the year 2018.

The program will be held in Crookston on Thursday, January 11from12:30 pm to 4:40 the

Advanced Crop Advisers Workshop | February 13 - 14, 2018 | Fargo, North Dakota

We are pleased to announce that registration for the 2018 Advanced Crop Advisers Workshop is now open at and follow links from there.

Advanced Crop Advisers WorkshopTuesday - WednesdayFebruary 13 - 14, 2018Holiday Inn       Fargo, North Dakota

The program brochure can be viewed or downloaded for full details on agenda, speakers and registration.

For Registration Information, Contact:

Linda Schuster, Administrative Secretary  /  Carrington Research Extension Center
Phone: 701-652-2951
Fax: 701-652-2055
Minnesota-specific dicamba training
and use requirements
Natalie Hoidal, Tana Haugen-Brown, Dean Herzfeld, and Dave Nicolai
An estimated 10,000+ Minnesotans will use Monsanto, DowDupont, and BASF’s new dicamba products this year. All individuals applying XtendiMax™ with VaporGrip™ Technology (Monsanto, EPA Reg. No. 524-617), FeXapan™ with VaporGrip™ Technology (DowDuPont, EPA Reg. No. 352-913), or Engenia™ (BASF, EPA Reg. No. 7969-345) dicamba products must undergo special product label-required training in order to comply with Minnesota Pesticide Control Law. Because these products are now Restricted Use Pesticides, all applicators of these products must also be a certified Private pesticide applicator or a licensed Commercial or Noncommercial pesticide applicator. 
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Strategic Farming Strategies for managing today's challenges in soybean production
Program descriptionStrategic Farming workshops will provide up-to-date strategies to address the many challenges in soybean production. Topics include the following: Growing soybeans that out-compete weeds What are the impacts of row spacing, plant population, early canopy closure, and insect and disease pressure on soybean competitiveness? Out-smarting your opponent Beat weeds at their own game. What do we know about the biology of our key weeds and how can we use this to our advantage? Breaking the cycle of loving a technology to death Get off the resistance treadmill – what are some new viable weed management options you can implement now? Implementing a game plan It's the two minute warning - do you settle for a field goal or go for the touchdown? What is your strategy to win against weeds, one of the key yield-robbers in soybean? Print-Friendly Brochure 363 KB PDF
2018 Dates and locations

2018 Private Pesticide Applicator Training in Northwest and West Central Minnesota

You need to Renew Your Private Pesticide Applicator Certification if you:
Apply pesticides to land or sites you own, rent, or lease for the production of agriculture commoditiesPlan to use Restricted Use PesticidesReside in the state of MinnesotaYour certification expires March 1, 2018
2018 Recertification Workshop Schedule West Central and Northwest MN