Pesticide Points Announced for Sidney ARS Dryland Field Day

The Sidney ARS Dryland Farm Field Day set for this coming Friday morning, June 19th, has been awarded 2 private and 2 commercial pesticide applicator points for those participating, organizers noted this week. The event is co-sponsored by the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s (ARS) Northern Plains Agricultural Research Laboratory in Sidney and the Richland County Extension Service.

The Sidney ARS Field Day is set for Friday, June 19th from 9 am -12:30 pm, at the dryland research farm located about 4 miles north of Sidney on the Culbertson Highway. Take a left at County Road 129 and a second left on County Road 346 to get to the farmsite. A free lunch will be served courtesy of Richland County Extension. Rainplace is the Richland Co. Extension Office Conference Room at 1501 N. Central Ave. in Sidney.

A highlight of the morning is a special hour-long “Drones 101” workshop designed to acquaint tour goers with the basics of the machines. Other talks to be presented include information on E3 Farm Energy Audits, Biological control of Canada thistle, Drought influences on wheat stem sawfly outbreaks and control by its natural enemies, Attacking wheat stem sawfly inside the stem, Seeding depth and starter fertilizer for cover crop mixes, new large square baling software calculating RFV for alfalfa on the go, nitrogen rate impacts on greenhouse gas emission under a wheat pea rotation, and a special demonstration of a NRCS Rainfall Simulator.

For more information, contact Beth Redlin at 406-433-9427 or by email at [email protected].


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