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2021 Best of the Best


Monday, January 25, 2021 | 1:00 – 3:45 p.m. AND
Tuesday, January 26, 2021 | 9:00 – 11:45 a.m.

SESSIONS ARE FREE. CEU Credits will be available.

Note: The program is different each day.

The North Dakota State University and the University of Minnesota Extension, along with the MN Association of Wheat Growers, MN Wheat Research & Promotion Council, MN Soybean Research & Promotion Council, ND Soybean Council, ND Grain Growers Association, and ND Wheat Commission have joined together to present producers with current research information. In this workshop growers will have the opportunity to learn from researchers and extension specialists.

Monday, January 25, 2021
1:00 p.m. Welcome & Introductions
1:15 p.m. What Current Research is Telling Us About Managing Fertilizer for Soybean – Dr. Daniel Kaiser, Extension Soil Fertility Specialist, U of MN
1:45 p.m. 2020: Wet Year, Yet Spider Mite and Grasshopper Injury? – Dr. Janet Knodel, Extension Entomologist, NDSU
2:15 p.m. BREAK
2:30 p.m. Videos
2:45 p.m. Considerations for the Xtend and Enlist Soybean Systems – Dr. Joseph Ikley, Extension Weed Specialist, NDSU
3:15 p.m. More Acres and Less Time – How Do You Address Climate Weirdness? – Dr. Jochum Wiersma, Extension Small Grains Agronomist, U of MN

Tuesday, January 26, 2021
9:00 a.m. Welcome & Introductions
9:15 a.m. Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome: Changing Lessons Learned in the Northern States – Dr. Dean Malvick, Extension Plant Pathologist, U of MN
9:45 a.m. FM Reduction in Soybean (a Twofer): Managing Herbicide Resistant Weeds While Protecting Exports – Dr. Seth Naeve, Extension Soybean Agronomist, U of MN
10:15 a.m. BREAK
10:30 a.m. Videos
10:45 a.m. Top Secret Grain Marketing Strategy (Have a Plan) – Dr. Frayne Olson, Crops Economist/ Marketing Specialist, NDSU
11:15 a.m. Expected Weather Patterns for the 2021 Growing Season – Daryl Ritchison, Director, North Dakota Agricultural Network, Fargo