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2021 MonDak Ag Days To Be Held In Hybrid Format This Week

 

Dr. Brian Jenks, NDSU weed scientist, will provide training on how to identify weeds that are likely to be present in the MonDak area on Friday, March 5, at 9:30 a.m. MST. 

MonDak Ag Days is an annual event sponsored by Sidney Chamber Ag Committee. It provides educational opportunities for MonDak area farmers and ranchers and showcases the latest in agriculture related equipment and technology. 

This event is traditionally held in person, but due to circumstances related to COVID-19, it will be offered in a hybrid virtual/in person format. To attend virtually, attendees can use this link: https://montana.webex.com/montana/j.php?MTID=mde8774804e41f4d6b696fba54eade53c.

"This year's event will be very different from the "traditional" MonDak Ag Days and Trade Show. We will not be having the banquet or the trade show but will still have educational sessions," explained MSU Richland County Extension Agent Tim Fine. 

The educational sessions will focus on weed identification; a 2021 spring weather outlook; the importance of using the correct amount of water in pesticide applications; small grain disease identification and management; are seed treatments effective/economical; comparing and contrasting liquid vs. dry fertilizer applications; alfalfa weevil ID, scouting, and control; why is wheat stem sawfly becoming a bigger issue; grasshopper problems experienced in 2020 and an outlook for 2021.

Speakers at this event include Paul Detloff and Eric Snodgrass, Nutrien Ag Solutions; Dr. Tatyana Rand and Dr. Dave Branson, USDA/ARS; Dr. Brian Jenks, NDSU and Uta McKelvy, MSU Extension.

Although this event will be very different from previous years, Fine is excited that they are able to offer this event in a hybrid format. "I'm excited that we're going to be able to at least have some assemblance of normal with the hybrid virtual/in person sessions. Currently we are restricted to approximately 25 people that can attend the event in person so hopefully there will be somewhat of a crowd."

Attendees will have the chance to earn MT Pesticide Credit at the event. Pre-registration for this event is highly encouraged - to sign up individuals can contact the Richland County Extension Office. For more information on the event, visit the MonDak Ag Days Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/mondakagdays.

 

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