Crops & Soils Day Wednesday July 19th

NWROC's annual Crops & Soils Day is planned for Wednesday, July 19th. Registration for the morning small grains program begins at 7:45 with tours beginning at 8:15 a.m. Registration for the afternoon sugarbeet  begins at 12:15 p.m. and the tour begins at 12:45 p.m. A complementary lunch will be served at approximately noon.

Morning Small Grains Program

  • Progress and Prospects for the Return of Industrial Hemp Production to Minnesota - George Weiblen
  • Current Insect Problems in RRV Cropping Systems & Remote Sensing of Insects in Plant Disease - Ian MacRae
  • Wheat Management in Small Grains - Beverly Durgan
  • Silphium: Domesticating a New Perennial Oil Seed Crop - Kevin Smith
  • What does it take to Manage Disease Effectively in Small Grains - Madeleine Smith
  • Split vs. Single Nitrogen Applications Effect on Corn - Jason Clark
  • Wheat Breeding Variety Update - Jim Anderson

Afternoon Sugarbeet Program

  • Integrated Management of Rhizoctonia & Aphanomyces in Sugarbeet - Ashok Chanda
  • Ethofumesate: Repurposing it as a Post-emergence Herbicide in Sugarbeet - Tom Peters
  • Influence of Fall vs. Spring N Application on Sugarbeet Production - Amitava Chatterjee
  • Current Insect Problems in RRV Cropping Systems & Remote Sensing of Insects in Plant Disease - Ian MacRae

Crops & Soils Day is intended for producers and agricultural professionals. CEU’s are available for all tours. The field day will be held at the NWROC’s North Farm, located one mile north of the University of Minnesota Crookston campus on Highway 75 North. In case of rain, a modified program will be presented indoors and the speakers will be available for consultation. For additional information, contact Maureen Aubol at aubo0002@umn.edu or 218.281.8602.