Tuesday, January 16, 2018

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: http://blog-crop-news.extension.umn.edu/2018/01/crookston-research-update-for-ag.html.

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.

Friday, January 12, 2018

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 11 from 12:30 pm to 4:40 pm. at the Northwestern Research & Outreach Center Auditorium (2900 University Ave.; phone: (218) 281-8602).  

The registration fee is $60 and on-site registration will begin at 11:30 am. Online registration (www.extension.umn.edu/agriculture/ag-professionals/research-updates) is open until midnight on Wednesday, January 10. 

Continuing education units for Certified Crop Advisors have been applied for including: 1 in nutrient management, 3 in pest management and 1 in crop management. 

Educational Sessions will include:
·         Small grain weed control update and herbicide resistance management –            
Dr. Beverly Durgan

·         Soybean aphid: Population dynamics, pyrethroid resistance and developing management strategies – Dr. Phillip Glogoza

·         Small grains disease management toolbox – Dr. Madeleine Smith

·         Small grain variety update – Dr. Jochum Wiersma

·         What's the scoop on potassium research in western Minnesota – Dr. Daniel Kaiser

Questions regarding program content or disability accommodations can be directed to Program Coordinator Dave Nicolai at: (612) 625-2778 or nico0071@umn.edu.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

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 www.tinyurl.com/CRECstore and follow links from there.

Advanced Crop Advisers Workshop

Tuesday - Wednesday

February 13 - 14, 2018

Holiday 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

Friday, January 5, 2018

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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