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2023 Best of the Best


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. Meetings are free. Pre-registration is requested. To register call (218) 253-4311, ext 4 or register by filling out the registration form online.

Wednesday, February 8, 2023ALERUS CENTER, GRAND FORKS



8:20 a.m. Welcome 

8:30 a.m. Mortality Factors Affecting Soybean Gall Midge: Predators, Parasitic Wasps and Cold – Dr. Robert Koch, U of MN Extension, St. Paul

9:00 a.m. What Do Cover Crops Do Anyway?
– Dr. Anna Cates, U of MN Extension, St. Paul

9:30 a.m. Bacterial Leaf Streak on Wheat
– Dr. Andrew Friskop, NDSU Extension, Fargo

10:00 a.m. A Tale of Two Extremes: Drainage Tile in Both a Historic Drought and Wet Spring– Dr. Lindsay Pease, U of MN Extension, Crookston (Moorhead 3:00pm)

10:45 a.m. Recent MN Iron Deficiency Chlorosis Research
– Dr. Seth Naeve, U of MN Extension, St. Paul

11:15 a.m. Maximizing Nitrogen-Fixing Microbes on the Farm – Dr. Barney Geddes, Asst Professor, Dept of Microbiological Sciences, NDSU, Fargo

11:45 – 2:00 p.m. Lunch and Hands on Demonstrations
Grand Forks Lunch Speaker: How to Write a Pre-harvest Marketing Plan
 – Dr. Ed Usset, Grain Marketing Specialist, U of MN, St. Paul
Moorhead Lunch Speaker: Grain Marketing Outlook – Dr. Frayne Olson, NDSU Extension, Fargo

2:00 p.m.   Expected Weather Patterns for the 2023 Growing Season – Daryl Ritchison, Director of ND Ag Weather Network (NDAWN), NDSU, Fargo

2:30 p.m.   Frequency of and Management for Weeds Resistant to Herbicides from Multiple Modes of Action – Dr. Debalin Sarangi, U of MN Extension, St. Paul

3:00 p.m.   Minimizing Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome and Rhizoctonia Root Rot – Dr. Dean Malvick, U of MN Extension, St. Paul (Moorhead 10:00am)

3:35 p.m.   Adjourn


Preparing for Scouting New Soybean Insect Pests in your Fields

– Dr. Anthony Hanson, U of MN Extension, Morris

Foliar Wheat Disease ID & Importance

– Dr. Andrew Friskop, NDSU Extension, Fargo

Soil Health Demonstration

– Dr. Anna Cates, U of MN Extension, St. Paul

Yield Monitoring Mayhem

– Dr. Robert Proulx, NDSU Extension, Fargo

Grasshopper ID and Management

– Patrick Beauzay, NDSU Extension, Fargo