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2020 Prairie Grains Conference RECAP

2020 Prairie Grains Conference RECAP

2020 Prairie Grains Conference RECAP

Videos are now available on the MN Wheat YouTube channel

You can link to the main YouTube page above and then view all the presentations, or you can click on the specific one below to be linked directly.


Projected Weather Patterns in 2021DARYL RITCHISON, Meteorologist & Director of the ND Agricultural Weather Network (NDAWN)

The Agricultural Trade Agenda of the Trump AdministrationAMBASSADOR GREGG DOUD, Chief Agricultural Negotiator at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative 


Economic ImpactsDR. JOHN NEWTON, Chief Economist, American Farm Bureau Federation


MN Legislative Update Bruce Kleven, Legislative Strategist, MN Association of Wheat Growers and Amber Glaeser, Director of Public Policy, MN Farm Bureau

NDGGA Ag and Legislative Update Moderator: Tom Bernhardt; Panelists: Michael Howe, State Representative and NDGGA Director; Terry Wanzek, State Senator and former NDGGA President; and Craig Headland, State Representative and NDGGA member

Barley, Beer and Pet Food Lester Jones, Chief Economist, National Beer Wholesalers Association 

Primary and Alternative Crop Budgets and Markets for 2021 PlanningJosh Tjosaas and Betsy

Jensen, Farm Business Management Instructors, Northland Community & Technical College

Utilizing Sunlight After the Main Crop; Cover Crops After Wheat and Interseeded Into SoybeanDr. Hans Kandel, Extension Agronomist Broadleaf Crops, NDSU

Prepare for a Battle ‘Cause Pigweed Don’t Play Dead Thomas Peters, Extension Sugarbeet Agronomist and Weed Control Specialist, NDSU and U of MN

Spring Wheat Variety Selection and UpdateDr. Jochum Wiersma, Small Grains Specialist, U of MN

What is Going on in Your Watershed? Rob Sip, Executive Director, Red River Water Management Board and Nick Dalager, Engineer, HDR, Inc


How Much Does Protein Content Vary Within a Field?Melissa Carlson, VP of Research, Minnesota Wheat Research & Promotion Council

Nitrogen Balance in Spring Wheat Production SystemDr. Amitava Chatterjee, Associate Professor of Soil Science, NDSU

Nitrogen Loss in Tile-drained Fields During the 2020 Growing SeasonDr. Lindsay Pease, Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist, U of MN

Tackling Wheat Digestibility: FODMAP Levels in Wheat LinesDr. Jim Anderson, Spring Wheat Breeder, U of MN and Dr. George Annor, General Mills Endowed Professor in Cereal Chemistry and Technology, U of MN

Understanding Bacterial Leaf Streak of WheatDr. Ruth Dill-Macky, Professor, Dept of Plant Pathology, U of MN


Soybean Aphid UpdateDr. Bob Koch, Extension Entomologist, U of MN

New Disease Challenges and Management OptionsDr. Dean Malvick, Professor & Extension Specialist, Dept. of Plant Pathology, U of MN

Soybean Cyst Nematode UpdateDr. Angie Peltier, Assistant Extension Professor, U of MN

The Influence of Phosphorus and Potassium Rates in a Multi-Year Spring Wheat-Soybean RotationDr. Dave Grafstrom, Research Agronomist, U of MN

Green-seeding Soybeans Into Cover Crops in Northwestern MN: Lessons from Small and Large PlotsMelissa Carlson, VP of Research, Minnesota Wheat Research & Promotion Council and Dr. Joel Ransom, Extension Agronomist, NDSU