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Forum staff reports, Published June 11 2010

NDSU crop management field school is June 24

A crop management field school will be offered Thursday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center.

The school is for crop advisers, but the program also will be beneficial for farmers. The school will provide hands-on training on crop and pest management using field research and demonstration plots.

Specific field sessions include:

- Weed identification: identify more than 60 living weed exhibits and review biology and control.

- Herbicide mode of action: identify herbicide classes by examining crop and weed injury symptoms.

- Wheat disease management: review disease forecasting and fungicide use strategies.

- Insect management: review current insect concerns.

- Row crop tillage systems and fertilizer placement.

- Plant tissue analysis as a tool for managing in-season crop nutrition

For further details and preregistration information, contact the Carrington center at (701) 652-2951 or go to http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/carringt/. A completed preregistration form and $75 fee is requested by June 21 ($100 after June 21).

A total of 50 participants will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Certified crop advisers participating in the event tentatively will receive 4.5 integrated pest management, 0.5 soil and water management, and 1 nutrient management continuing education units.