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Williston Hard Spring Wheat Show 2020 & NDSU Best Of The Best In Wheat Production Feb. 13

 

February 5, 2020 | View PDF

The Williston ARC will host this year's Hard Spring Wheat Show.

The Hard Spring Wheat Show 2020 & North Dakota State University (NDSU) Best of the Best in Wheat Production will take place at the Williston Area Recreation Center, 822 18th St. E., Williston, North Dakota on Thursday, Feb. 13.

The event will kick off at 7 a.m. with a free breakfast sponsored by the American State Bank & Trust in Williston.

Jared Marquis will be discussing the seasonal weather outlook at 8 a.m. Marquis is currently working on using satellite imagery to study atmospheric radiation and enhancing weather forecasting models with satellite data.

Next, Andrew Green, NDSU's spring wheat breeder and Department of Plant Sciences Assistant Professor, will give a spring wheat breeder's update. At 9:30 a.m., Andrew Friskop, North Dakota State University Cereal Crop Extension Plant Pathologist, will be discussing small grain diseases and will be giving an update on common diseases found around North Dakota.

Joel Ransom will be speaking about small grain agronomy at 9:50 a.m. Ransom's research and extension program are focused on applied, agronomic research that addresses issues in corn, wheat, barley, and oats important to North Dakota farmers.

At 10:30 a.m., Rick Engle, Montana State University Professor of Soil Science, who focuses on understanding soil nutrient cycling, will be sharing information on soil acidity in Montana. Engle's current projects include identifying fertilizer management strategies for enhancing nitrogen recovery by crops and soil emissions of greenhouse gases.

NDSU Extension Soil Specialist, Dr. Dave Franzen, will be speaking on the topic: Soybean fertility and sulfur management in western North Dakota at 11:15 a.m.

Around noon, there will be a free lunch sponsored by the North Dakota Wheat Commission.

After lunch, Dustin Johnsrud will give a North Dakota Wheat Commission update. Breakout sessions with Joe Ikley - pigweed identification, Brain Jenks - herbicide-resistant weeds (hands-on), Joel Ranson, and Andrew Friskop - seed quality and wet grain, and John Nowatzki - real-time sensors will follow.

At 2:30 p.m., Joe Ikley, NDSU's Extension weed specialist, will be talking about the biology and management of waterhemp and palmer amaranth. Next, Hans Kandel, NDSU extension agronomist, will be discussing the basics of successful soybean management in western North Dakota.

Around 3:20 p.m., Clair Keene, Williston Research Extension cropping systems specialist, will be speaking on the topic: Saline Seep Reclamation with Salt-Tolerant Alfalfa. After this, Bryon Parman, Extension Ag finance specialist, will give a talk on the grain market outlook for 2020.

Supper will be served at 5:30 p.m. Tickets must be purchased if attendees wish to eat supper. Supper tickets will be $10 and sold at the door.

At 6:30 p.m., two featured evening speakers, Jay Doan and Jerry Doan, Black Leg Ranch operators, will be discussing agricultural topics. Jerry Doan will be talking about regenerating soil health while improving the bottom line and Jay Doan will be speaking about diversifying agriculture: "Thinking Outside the Fence".

The Hard Spring Wheat Show 2020 & NDSU Best of the Best in Wheat Production event is open to anyone interested in learning more about agriculture. For more information on this event, please contact MSU/NDSU County Extension Office or Clair Keene at the Williston Research Extension Center 701-774-4315.

 

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