Valley City Times-Record

Agronomy sessions featured at Central Dakota Ag Day


The latest recommenda­tions related to tillage, fertilizer applicatio­n and weed control are among the topics to be covered during the Central Dakota Ag Day on Friday Dec. 16 at the North Dakota State University Carrington Research Extension Center.

“Agronomic input prices have really not changed from the 2022 growing season, and weeds are becoming more difficult to control,” says Jeff Stachler, Extension agent for NDSU Extension in Griggs County. “Producers who attend Central Dakota Ag Day will receive informatio­n that can improve their bottom line.”

Topics and speakers for the crop production portion of this year’s program are:

• NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center research crop data – Kristin

Simons, research agronomist, Carrington

• Row crop research review: Selected study results and recommenda­tions – Greg Endres, NDSU Extension cropping systems specialist, Carrington

• Precision ag options for site-specific weed management – Paulo Flores, assistant professor, NDSU Agricultur­al and Biosystems Engineerin­g, Fargo

• Pigweed species and managing weeds – Stachler and Alicia Harstad, NDSU Extension agent in Barnes County

• 2023 fertilizer recom- mendations – Dave Franzen, NDSU Extension soil science specialist, Fargo

• Reduced tillage strategies: Positive impacts on soil, crops and finances – Franzen

• Crop Marketing Plans – NDSU Extension crops economist/marketing specialist

Frayne Olson, Fargo

The agronomy presentati­ons are among 16 concurrent sessions that will be offered during the daylong event.

Certified crop advisors can receive continuing education units for many of the seminars.

“In addition to agronomy, we’re offering sessions on cow health, livestock marketing and horticultu­re,” says Jeff Gale, NDSU Extension agent in Foster County. “Sue Balcom, a frequent guest on Prairie Public’s program ‘Main Street Eats,’ will also speak on German-Russian Christmas traditions.”

The program begins at 9 a.m. with coffee and doughnuts.

Rancher Doug Bichler of Linton, North Dakota, will deliver the keynote address titled “Life Left-handed” at 9:30 a.m.

No registrati­on is required. Lunch will be provided.

Central Dakota Ag Day is organized by NDSU Extension agents in Foster, Eddy, Wells, Griggs, Barnes and Sheridan counties, as well as staff from NDSU’s Carrington Research Extension Center.

The Carrington Research Extension Center is three and a half miles north of Carrington on U.S. Highway 281.

For more informatio­n about Central Dakota Ag Day, visit­e/ag-hub/events/centraldak­ota-ag-day.

Direct further questions to Gale at 701-652-2581 or by email at jeff.gale@ndsu. edu.

 ?? ?? Corn and other row crop research will be among the topics during this year’s Central Dakota Ag Day. (NDSU photo)
Corn and other row crop research will be among the topics during this year’s Central Dakota Ag Day. (NDSU photo)

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