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Producers Can Earn Points At Local Field Days

 

Subsurface drip irrigation lines being installed at the Froid Research Farm. (Photo by Mike Christoffersen)

Pesticide points have been awarded for two local dryland field days coming up on Thursday and Friday, June 22nd and June 23rd. Two private applicator points will be awarded for attendees at each event, along with a mix of commercial points, organizers reported. The field days include the Annual Froid Research Farm Field Day on Thursday, June 22, from 1-5 pm and the Sidney ARS-MSU Eastern Ag Research Center dryland field day set for Friday morning, June 23 from 9 am-12:30 pm.

The June 22 Froid Field Day line-up is as follows:

FEATURED TALK: On-farm Subsurface Drip Irrigation Project– Jeff Brennan, Consultant, Southern Irrigation, Lethbridge, AB, Canada

Improving native plant establishment in CRP (and related projects) – Dr. Brett Allen, Agronomist, USDA-ARS, Sidney, MT

Managing perennials in an annual cropping system – Dr. John Hendrickson, Rangeland Management Specialist, USDA-ARS Mandan, ND

Assessing and managing grazinglands for sustainability – Dr. David Toledo, Rangeland Management Specialist, USDA-ARS Mandan, ND

Pulse crop diseases: Identification and treatments – Dr. Jessica Rupp, Plant Pathologist, MSU-Bozeman, MT

New weed control options in spring wheat by rotations with pulses and oilseeds – Dr. Brian Jenks, Weed Scientist, NDSU North Central Research Extension Center, Minot, ND

Impacts of durum variety and planting dates on fungal disease (with a focus on Fusariuim head blight/DON) – Dr. Frankie Crutcher, Plant Pathologist, MSU EARC, Sidney, MT

Saltcedar identification workshop – Dr. John Gaskin, Botanist, USDA-ARS, Sidney, MT

The event concludes with a free steak supper at 5 pm provided by the Roosevelt and Sheridan County Conservation Districts. The farm is located 8 miles north of Culbertson on MT Hwy 16.

The June 23 Sidney ARS-EARC Field Day line-up is as follows:

Zinc studies on cereals and pulses – Drs. Reza Keshavarz and Yesuf Mohammed, Post Doc Assoc., MSU-EARC, Sidney

FEATURED TALK: Winter wheat breeding for Eastern Montana – Dr. Jason Cook, Asst. Research Professor, MSU-Bozeman

Impacts of durum variety and planting dates on disease (with a focus on wheat streak mosaic virus/rusts) – Dr. Frankie Crutcher, Plant Pathologist, MSU-EARC, Sidney, MT

Weed management on chickpeas in an organic production system – Dr. Chengci Chen, Cropping Systems Agronomist, Dr. Yesuf Mohammed, Post Doc Assoc., MSU-EARC, Sidney

Narrowleaf hawksbeard: ID and management – Shelley Mills, Valley County Extension

Saltcedar identification workshop – Dr. John Gaskin, Botanist, USDA-ARS, Sidney, MT

Malt barley, pea yields and quality affected by N fertilization rates and fall-planted cover crop – Dr. Upendra Sainju, Soil Scientist, USDA-ARS, Sidney, MT

Carinata seeding rate study for jet fuel feedstocks – Dr. Brett Allen, Agronomist, USDA-ARS, Sidney, MT

Improving native plant establishment in CRP – Dr. Brett Allen, Agronomist, USDA-ARS, Sidney, MT

The morning concludes with a free lunch at 12:30 provided by Richland County Extension. The event begins at the EARC dryland farm site located about 4.4 miles north of Sidney along MT Hwy 16.

For more information on either of these events, contact Beth Redlin at 406-433-9427 or by email at beth.redlin@ars.usda.gov.

 

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