The 2017 Advanced Crop Advisers Workshop is scheduled for Feb. 28 and March 1 at the Holiday Inn in Fargo.
The workshop is designed to provide in-depth discussion on selected topics to help agricultural professionals enhance their crop production recommendations to farmers.
The North Dakota State University Extension Service and University of Minnesota Extension are organizing and conducting the workshop.
Educational sessions on Feb. 28 are:
- 2017 outlook for farm profitability and the agricultural lien’s impact on the agronomy business
- Herbicide and weed control considerations with cover crops
- Successful no-till systems in high-clay soils
- Plant diseases and insects
- Utilizing an Iowa experience to assist North Dakotan producers with managing herbicide-resistant weeds
Also, the presentation “NDSU Football – Ag Influence” will be given during lunch.
March 1 educational sessions are:
- Pesticide and plant trait labeling
- Use of nonherbicide-tolerant crops in long-term weed management
- Neonicotinoid insecticides: Balancing pollinator protection and insect management
- Insight on corn silage hybrids and salt-tolerant alfalfa varieties
- Mining field data to discover increased crop value
Preregistration is required by Feb. 20. The workshop fee is $140, or $75 if attending only one day. The fee includes three meals, refreshment breaks and reference materials.
The workshop is limited to 150 people. Preregistrations will be accepted on a first-come basis. Walk-in registrations during the workshop will not be accepted.
Certified crop advisers will have the opportunity to receive 11 continuing education units.
A brochure with workshop details, including a preregistration form, is. Electronic preregistration and credit card payment can be made .
For more information, contact Greg Endres, NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center, at 701-652-2951 or Phillip Glogoza, University of Minnesota Extension in Moorhead, at 218-236-2008.