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NWROC Crops and Soils Day

The Northwest Research and Outreach Center (NWROC) will hold its annual Crops and Soils Day on Thursday, July 21. Producers and ag professionals will gather for research updates on various crops. The event will be held at the North Farm, one mile north of the UMC Campus on Highway 75. Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. Two morning tours will begin promptly at 8 a.m.

Buses and wagons will be used to bring attendees to specific plot locations. A complimentary lunch follows at noon. New this year is an afternoon tour of sugarbeet plots. Registration for that program is 1:30 p.m. with a 2 p.m. tour.

Topics and speakers include:

Morning Program (7:30 a.m. registration, 8 a.m. program)

Tissue Testing to Diagnose Nutrient Deficiencies
Dr. Dan Kaiser, University of Minnesota Soil, Water and Climate

Barley Varieties and Breeding Research
Dr. Kevin Smith, UMN Agronomy & Plant Genetics

Remote Sensing of Soybean Aphid
Dr. Ian MacRae, NWROC Entomology

Wheat Breeding Variety Update
Dr. Jim Anderson, UMN Agronomy & Plant Genetics

Nitrogen Gas Loss From Fertilizer
Dr. Katy Smith, University of Minnesota, Crookston Math, Science and Technology

Nitrogen Uptake & Use of Different HRSW Varieties: Clues to Improve Grain Protein Content
Dr. Jochum Wiersma, NWROC Agronomy

Weed Management in Spring Wheat
Dr. Bev Durgan, University of Minnesota Extension Weed Science

Afternoon Sugarbeet Program (1:30 p.m. registration, 2 p.m. program)

Control of Rhizoctonia at Planting and Post Emergence
Dr. Carol Windels, NWROC Plant Pathology

Preserving Roundup Ready Sugarbeet
Dr. Jeff Stachler, NDSU/UMN Extension Weed Science

Thursday, 21 July, 2011

Location:

NWROC North Farm
1 mile north of UMC on Hwy. 75
Crookston, MN 56716

Contact:

Maureen Aubol

Phone: 218-281-8602

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