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Advanced Crop Advisers Workshop Set for Feb. 9 & 10

This article was written by Greg Endres, NDSU Extension cropping systems area specialist.

University of Minnesota Extension and North Dakota State University Extension will conduct the annual Advanced Crop Advisers Workshop as a virtual event Feb. 9 and 10, 2021.

“This workshop is designed to provide in-depth discussion on selected topics to help agricultural professionals enhance their crop production recommendations for farmers,” says Greg Endres, NDSU Extension cropping systems specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center and workshop co-chair.

Educational sessions during the afternoon of Feb. 9

  • More acres and less time: How do you address climate weirdness?
  • What’s old is new again: The art and science of using 2,4-D and dicamba
  • Managing low-production fields: Soil tests and solutions
  • Goss’s wilt and other emerging corn diseases
  • How to break up compaction in no-till and reduced-till systems
  • Soybean cyst nematode, sudden death syndrome and brown stem rot
  • Ins and outs of biostimulants

Educational sessions during the morning of Feb. 10

  • 2021 cash flow and market expectations, and outlook for farm profitability
  • Biology and management of common ragweed
  • Uncovering the mystery of mycorrhizal fungi
  • Is this soybean disease (frogeye leaf spot) only an eye problem?
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service cover crop producer programs and planting rates
  • Insect management in soybeans: There are more than just aphids out there
  • Acid soils, really? Can there be too much K?

The North Dakota certified crop adviser (CCA) of the year will also be recognized at 8:30 a.m. on Feb. 10.

Preregistration is required and preferred by Feb. 4. The workshop fee is $40 per person. Participants must preregister for connection information and links to the event. Visit Carrington Research Extension Center events webpage to view a brochure with workshop details and to preregister.

CCAs will have the opportunity to receive 4 continuing education units by participating in both days of the event.

For more information, contact Angie Peltier, University of Minnesota Extension in Crookston, at 218-281-8692 or Greg Endres or Linda Schuster at NDSU Extension in Carrington 701-652-2951.



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