Growers will learn the latest in wheat and soybean production from researchers and extension specialists in this day-long workshop. Best of the Best will be offered in two locations in 2019: Grand Forks, North Dakota on February 14 and Moorhead, Minnesota on February 15.
The North Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota Extension Services have joined together with Minnesota Association of Wheat Growers, Minnesota Wheat Research and Promotion Council, Minnesota Soybean Research and Promotion Council, North Dakota Soybean Council, North Dakota Grain Growers Association and North Dakota Wheat Council to present this program.
There is no cost to attend the program, but preregistration is encouraged. To register, call (800) 242-6118, ext 3 or go online at www.smallgrains.org and click on Best of the Best link.
CEU credits will be available.
|8:30 a.m.||Slowing the spread: The Minnesota experience with Palmer amaranth||Tony Cortillet, Minnesota Department of Agriculture|
|9:00 a.m.||Managing soybean aphid with current tools||Dr. Robert Koch, U of M Extension|
|9:30 a.m.||Site-specific farming: Developing zone soil sampling maps||Dr. David Franzen, NDSU Extension Service|
|10:00 a.m.||Managing the dual soybean yield robbers: SCN and IDC||Dr. Seth Naeve, U of M Extension|
|10:45 a.m.||Soil erosion: Causes, effects and control||Jodi DeJong-Hughes, U of M Extension|
|11:15 a.m.||Successful longer-term storage of wheat, soybean and corn||Dr. Kenneth Hellevang, NDSU Extension Service|
|11:45 - 2:00 p.m.||Lunch and hands-on demos|
|Lunch speaker: Grain marketing during a time of tariffs||Dr. Frayne Olson, NDSU Extension Service|
|They all look alike! Pigweed ID||Dr. Jared Goplen and Dave Nicolai, U of M Extension|
|Peeking below ground: Sampling for SCN||Dr. Angie Peltier, U of M Extension|
|Managing to minimize wind erosion||Dr. Hal Weiser, North Dakota NRCS|
|Ergot in wheat: Why so much in 2018?||Dr. Andrew Friskop, NDSU Extension Service|
|Why protein quality matters||Dr. Senay Simsek and DeLane Olsen, NDSU Wheat Quality Lab|
|2:05 p.m.||Lessons from battling nutrient losses in the Western Lake Erie Basin||Dr. Lindsay Pease, U of M Extension|
|2:35 p.m.||Perspectives on waterhemp control from the Eastern Corn Belt||Dr. Joe Ikley, NDSU Extension Service|
|3:05 p.m.||What fits best where? Spring wheat variety selection||Dr. Jochum Wiersma, U of M Extension|