Friday, July 11, 2014

Crops and Soils Day at the Northwest Research and Outreach Center, Crookston

Crops & Soils Day 
Northwest Research and Outreach Center, Crookston, MN
Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Agenda
     Morning Registration            7:45 a.m. 
     Small Grains Tour 1              8:15 a.m. 
     Small Grains Tour 2            10:20 a.m. 

          Lunch                          12:15 p.m. 

     Afternoon Registration        12:30 p.m. 
     Sugarbeet tours (2)               1:00 p.m. 
         run simultaneously

Crop & Soils Day is intended for producers and agricultural professionals. 
In case of rain, a modified program will be presented indoors and the speakers will be available for consultation.


Morning Program
Registration opens at 7:45 a.m. 
Wagons will be loaded and tours will start promptly at 8:15. 
Participants have the option of starting with Tour #1 or Tour #2 at 8:15 and 
take the other tour after the break at 10:20 a.m.


Wheat Breeding Variety Update:
Dr. Jim Anderson, Wheat Breeding & 
Genetics, University of Minnesota

Barley Varieties and Breeding Research: 
Dr. Kevin Smith, Barley Breeding & 
Genetics, University of Minnesota

Weed Management in Small Grains:
Dr. Beverly Durgan, Extension Weed 
Scientist, University of Minnesota

Do Seed Treatments Make A Difference: 
Dr. Jochum Wiersma, Extension Small Grains Specialist, 
Northwest Research & Outreach Center

Disease Management in Small Grains:
Dr. Madeleine Smith, Extension Plant 
Pathology, Small Grains and Canola, 
Northwest Research and Outreach Center

The Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems in Agriculture:
Dr. Ian MacRae, Entomology, Northwest 
Research & Outreach Center



Afternoon Sugarbeet Program
Registration opens at 12:30 p.m.
Load wagons and begin tour at 1:00 p.m.
Two tours will run simultaneously

Controlling Volunteer (RR) Corn and (RR) Soybean 
in Sugarbeets:
Dr. Tom Peters, Extension Sugarbeet 
Agronomist, 
University of Minnesota and North Dakota State University

New and Established Options for Managing 
Rhizoctonia on Sugarbeet:
Jason Brantner, Senior Research Fellow, 
Northwest Research & Outreach Center

The Use of Unmanned Aerial Systems in Agriculture:
Dr. Ian MacRae, Entomology, 
Northwest 
Research & Outreach Center

Cercospora Leaf Spot Control, a Tank Mix Imperative:
Dr. Hal Mickelson, Scientist, 
Northwest 
Research and Outreach Center


Directions 
Crops and Soils Day will be held at NWROC’s north farm, located one mile north of the University of Minnesota Crookston campus on Highway 75 North.