NDSU Extension Crop Opportunities 2020 meetings start today

The Crop Opportunities 2020 meetings have been scheduled for Jan. 15-17 across north central and northwest North Dakota. The meetings are open to the public at no charge.

Meetings will be held at the following locations:

– Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 9 a.m. in Mohall, Emergency Services Facility.

– Wednesday, Jan. 15, at noon in Lignite, Community Center.

– Thursday, Jan. 16, at 9 a.m. in Bottineau, Courthouse Community Room.

– Thursday, Jan. 16, at 1 p.m. in Rugby, Dakota Farms.

– Friday, Jan. 17, at 9 a.m. in Watford City, Civic Center.

– Friday, Jan. 17, at 1 p.m. at Minot, North Central Research Extension Center.

Historically, area producers have not had a lot of concern with soil acidity, but the loss of organic matter has changed the soil’s effective pH; therefore, producers are having to rethink soil acidity and how to manage it. Chris Augustin, NDSU Extension soil health specialist, will clarify some of those management issues.

James Hyde, North Dakota Ag Weather Network (NDAWN) instrumentation specialist, will help participants understand the data collected by NDAWN with various applications, their issues and their limitations.

NDSU Extension Weed Specialist Joe Ikley will explain how to identify palmer amaranth, water hemp and other weeds.

Bryan Parman, NDSU Extension ag finance specialist, will present the latest crop budget estimates and comparisons for the 2020 crop season.


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