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Ag Professional Educational Program Opportunities for Soybean Cyst Nematodes at Lamberton; Herbicide Mode of Action Training and Corn Goss's Wilt Management at Crookston

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by David Nicolai, IAP Program Coordinator

Ag professionals can take advantage of two excellent educational activities yet this August. One is a Soybean Cyst Nematode educational tour on Monday, August 18th held at the Southwest Research and Outreach Center in Lamberton, MN from 1:00-4:00 p.m. The other program is an Institute for Ag Professionals Advanced Field Crop Workshop which will be held at the Northwest Research and Outreach Center in Crookston, MN on Tuesday, August 26th. This workshop will provide "hands-on" training for herbicide mode of action and Goss's Wilt in corn as it relates to identification and disease management. On-line registration is recommended for the Crookston based Advanced Field Crop Workshop.


The Research and Outreach Center in Lamberton, MN, will host a Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) Tour from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 18. Soybean Cyst Nematodes (SCN) continues to cause problems in MN soybean fields. How can resistance be managed, are there new resistance genes or other controls on the horizon?

Here is an opportunity to view SCN research and ask questions of U of M researchers.
The Southwest Research and Outreach Center in Lamberton, MN, will host a Soybean Cyst Nematode (SCN) Tour from 1:00-4:00 p.m. on Monday, August 18.


Attendees will view University of Minnesota research plots at the SWROC. Research and topics include: managing resistant populations and SCN, breeding efforts for SCN management, chemical control, and SCN effects on soybean production. If time and aphid populations permit, soybean aphid research will be visited as well

Please join us for the SCN Field Tour on Monday, August 18!  Registration begins at 12:30 p.m. in the shelter north of the administrative office area, and the tour begins at 1:00 p.m. CCA credits have been applied for, and there is no registration fee for this field tour.

The SWROC is located 1.4 miles west of Lamberton on U.S. Highway 14. Watch for signs
and turn north and follow State Highway 330 to the Center.


For more information, visit http://swroc.cfans.umn.edu/ or call the SWROC at 507-752-7372

Advanced Field Crop Workshop Crookston

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The University of Minnesota Institute for Ag Professionals is offering a half-day training workshop on Goss's Wilt of corn and Herbicide Mode of Action at the Northwest Research and Outreach Center in Crookston, MN on Tuesday, August 26th.  Dr. Dean Malvick, Extension Corn and Soybean Plant Pathologist, Dr. Jeff Gunsolus, Extension Weed Specialist, and Dave Nicolai, Extension Crops Educator will lead the workshop.


The Goss's disease training workshop will be conducted at a Goss's wilt field plot site. The Goss's wilt section will include:

·          a review of diagnostic procedures for Goss's wilt

·          demonstration and discussion of hybrid resistance to this disease

·          a review of factors that favor this disease

·          steps for managing Goss's wilt  

     

·       Participants will have an opportunity to match field crop herbicide injury symptoms and relate them to their site of action for their respective herbicide families. Specifically they will

  •   Learn to relate herbicide trade names to their respective site(s) of action.
  • Gain a better understanding of crop sensitivity to commonly used herbicides
  • Learn how herbicide site of action relates to herbicide resistance management.

The Crookston workshop begins with registration at 8:30 a.m. The program starts promptly at 9:00 a.m. and ends by noon, followed by lunch, on Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at the Northwest Research and Outreach Center located at 2900 University Ave in Crookston. We will meet at Agricultural Research Center (Main Office).  Watch for signs.

Online registration, which includes reference materials and lunch, cost $60 per person prior to August 26, 2014 or $70 per person on the day of the event. Three (3) pest management CEUs for Certified Crop Advisors have been applied for with the Minnesota CCA office. Registration is limited to 60 participants.



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