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Best of the Best in Wheat & Soybean Research conferences – February 14: Grand Forks & February 15: Moorhead

Join Extension personnel from University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University at the 2019 Best of the Best in Wheat and Soybean Research conference. This event, sponsored by Minnesota and North Dakota wheat and soybean check-off funds, will take place from 8:15 AM to 3:35 PM at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks on February 14 and at the Courtyard by Marriott in Moorhead on February 15.

General session presentation titles and speakers include:

  • Slowing the Spread: The Minnesota Experience with Palmer Amaranth – Tony Corrilet, MN Dept. of Ag
  • Managing Soybean Aphid with Current Tools – Dr. Robert Koch, U of M Extension
  • Site-specific Farming: Developing Zone Soil Sampling Maps – Dr. David Franzen – NDSU Extension Service
  • Managing the Duel Soybean Yield Robbers: SCN and IDC – Dr. Seth Naeve – U of M Extension
  • Soil Erosion: Causes, Effects and Control – Jodi DeJong-Hughes – U of M Extension
  • Successful Longer-term Storage of Wheat, Soybean and Corn – Dr. Kenneth Hellevang – NDSU Extension Service
  • Lessons from Battling Nutrient Losses in the Western Lake Erie Basin – Dr. Lindsay Pease – U of M Extension
  • Perspectives on Waterhemp Control from the Eastern Corn Belt – Dr. Joe Ikley – NDSU Extension Service
  • What Fits Best Where?: Spring Wheat Variety Selection – Dr. Jochum Wiersma – U of M Extension
A unique feature of this program is the activity that take place over the extended lunch hour which includes both a marketing seminar, “Grain Marketing During a Time of Tariffs” presented by NDSU Extension Service’s Dr. Frayne Olson, and hands-on demonstrations including:
  • They All Look Alike!: Pigweed ID – Dr. Jared Goplen & Dave Nicolai – U of M Extension
  • Peeking Below Ground: Sampling for SCN – Angie Peltier – U of M Extension
  • Managing to Minimize Wind Erosion – Dr. Hal Weiser – North Dakota NRCS
  • Ergot in Wheat: Why So Much in 2018? – Dr. Andrew Friskop – NDSU Extension Service
  • Why Protein Quality Matters – Dr. Senay Simsek & DeLane Olsen – NDSU Wheat Quality Lab
To register for either event, call (800) 242-6118, ext. 3 or click on the Best of the Best link online at
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