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NDSU Ag Day set for Dec. 16, Carrington, North Dakota

Central Dakota Ag Day Set

Workshop topics include weed management, cover crops, grazing strategies and market outlooks.

Crop and livestock producers will have an opportunity to learn about weed management, cover crops, crop diseases, grazing strategies, veterinary issues and market outlooks during a daylong agricultural program Friday, Dec. 16, at North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center (CREC).

The Central Dakota Ag Day program begins with coffee and doughnuts at 9 a.m. Introductions are at 9:45. Workshops start at 10. The NDSU Extension Service is hosting the program.

“Central Dakota Ag Day is for everyone.” says Joel Lemer, the agriculture and natural resources Extension agent for Foster County. “The daylong program will provide a wealth of educational information on a variety of topics – some old, some new – to crop and livestock producers, not only in central North Dakota but statewide. The program also includes horticultural offerings for the nontraditional production agriculturalist.”

Workshop topics include:

Developing a weed management strategy

Best management practices of new soybean weed management traits

North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network update

Cover crops: soybeans and dry beans on winter rye

CREC soybean production research review

Soybean and dry bean disease research update

North Dakota soybean survey

Hemp production in North Dakota

Fertilizer recommendations for 2017

Goss’s wilt in corn

Enogen corn

Land rents 2017 and beyond

Ask a vet

Decrease cow size and increase profits

Managing grazing strategies

Cover crops for livestock operations

Crop and livestock marketing outlooks

Utilizing cover crops to improve soil health and the bottom line

Horticultural: evergreen tree care, alternative tree species for North Dakota, starting backyard orchards, vine to wine in North Dakota

2017 crop production budgets

Exporting nutrients and soil from North Dakota (general program)

Central Dakota Ag Day is sponsored by the Agricultural Improvement Associations and Extension Service offices in Foster, Eddy, Wells, Griggs, Sheridan and Stutsman counties, as well as the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center.

No registration is required. Lunch will be provided. For more information, contact Lemer at 701-652-2581 or joel.lemer@ndsu.edu.

–NDSU Extension