Pulse Crop Update Part Of Ag Summit Program
November 8, 2017 | View PDF
Brian Gion, Marketing Director for the Northern Pulse Growers Association, is the featured luncheon speaker at the MonDak Ag Research Summit set for Wednesday, Nov. 15, at the Richland County Event Center (on the fairground) in Sidney.
Gion will be giving an update on the 2017 pulse crop, including yield, quality and markets, as well as covering what “the upcoming 2018 crop year might look like.”
Gion joins scientists from the MonDak area’s three ag research centers who will be providing their own updates to producers on research relevant to their operations. In addition to the various presentations, researchers from the MSU Eastern Ag Research Center in Sidney, the NDSU Williston Research Extension Center in Williston, and the USDA Agricultural Research Service facility in Sidney are also participating in afternoon small group listening sessions on various topics. They are particularly interested in hearing what farmers and ranchers are seeing in their operations and what production issues they think need to be addressed.
The day’s events begin at 9 am MT and run to 3 pm. Topics covered for the day include presentations on crop disease research and research into invasive weeds, wheat stem sawfly, dryland and irrigated cropping systems, as well as a crops variety discussion panel and additional talks on high tunnel vegetable production and grasshopper outbreak prediction. More than two dozen posters outlining additional research from the three labs will also be on display, with the researchers available to answer questions during scheduled poster sessions.
The event is free, but participants are encouraged to preregister to get a head count for lunch. The preregistration deadline has also been extended to Friday, Nov. 10. As an additional incentive, those preregistering are eligible to win a set of collectible model tractors from T&E of Williston, and the first 50 registering will also receive a weatherproof cell phone pouch and water bottle.
To preregister on-line go to https://tinyurl.com/y9b218xs . To register by phone or if you have questions, call Beth Redlin at 406-433-2020. For pesticide applicators and agronomists, those attending the Ag Research Summit are eligible for 2 private and 2 commercial MT pesticide applicator points and 2 Certified Crop Advisor CEU’s.
Sponsors for this event include: the Northern Pulse Growers Association, T&E of Williston, the City of Williston-Economic Development, NDSU Extension Service, Agri-Industries of Sidney, Tri-County Implement, Inc. of Sidney, Cross Petroleum Service of Sidney, Glendive and Billings and Dawson County Implement of Glendive.