You are invited to attend the Crops / Small Grains Update program at the American Legion in Moorhead on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
The morning session will feature presentations by Mr. Michael Krueger, President, The Money Farm, Casselton, ND; Dr. Hans Kandel, Extension Agronomist, Broadleaf Crops, Department of Plant Sciences, NDSU, Fargo; and Ms. Sharon Josephson, Senior Staff for Congressman Collin Peterson, Detroit Lakes, MN.
Mr. Krueger will present "Tight Supplies, High Volatility, Weather Rules." Dr. Kandel will present "Subsurface Water Management Myths and Facts." Ms. Josephson will highlight agriculture policy with her presentation titled "So What is Next?"
The afternoon session will feature the Small Grains Update. Presenters include Dr. Jim Anderson, U of M Spring Wheat Breeder; Dr. Madeleine Smith, Plant Pathologist, NWROC, Crookston, MN; Dr. Dave Grafstrom, NCTC and U of M Magnusson Research Farm, Roseau, MN and Dr. Dan Kaiser, U of M Extension Soil Scientist, St. Paul, MN.
Dr. Anderson will present the results of the 2012 variety trials and provide his and Dr. Jochum Wiersma's insights into the strengths and weaknesses of each variety. The information will help you select the best varieties for your farm in 2013. Dr. Smith will discuss the yield impacts of wheat stripe rust and management options. A number of diseases and viruses that impacted wheat production in some areas of Minnesota in 2012 will also be discussed. Dr. Grafstrom will discuss the results of a grower lead large scale research project and opportunities for growers to participate in the 2013 On Farm Research Program. Dr. Kaiser will discuss a multi-year trial related to tissue sampling in wheat, what you need to know about tissue sampling, and results of multi-year and multi-location research focused on soybean micro-nutrients.
Attendance is free, refreshments will be provided for the morning and afternoon sessions and a complimentary lunch will be served around noon. Morning refreshments will be available starting at 8:30 a.m.
Questions about this event should be directed to Randy Nelson, University of Minnesota Extension educator, Clay County, at 218-299-7338, 1-800-299-5020 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.