The Northwest Research and Outreach Center’s annual Crops and Soils Day is Wednesday, July 17 at the North Farm, one mile north of the University of Minnesota Crookston Campus on Highway 75 North.  Morning registration will be at 7:45 a.m. Loading of the wagons for the Small Grains Tours 1 and 2 will start at 8:15 with a break and a switch of tours at 10:00. A complimentary lunch will be served at noon.  Afternoon registration will be at 12:30 p.m. with two simultaneous Sugarbeet Tours at 12:50 p.m.

Presenters for the morning Small Grains Tours are:

Kevin Smith – Barley Varieties and Breeding Research
Jim Anderson – Wheat Breeding Variety Update
Angie Peltier – Thinking Outside the Box: SCN Management
Jochum Wiersma – Does Genetics Make a Difference when Fertilizing Wheat Varieties
Beverly Durgan – Weed Management in Small Grains
Ian MacRae – Bugs & Spuds & Such
Lindsay Pease – Transforming Drainage in Northwest Minnesota
Dan Kaiser – Managing Potassium in the Red River Valley
Ruth Dill-Macky – Diseases of Small Grains: Fusarium Head Blight and Bacterial Leaf Streak

Presenters for the afternoon Sugarbeet Program are:

Tom Peters – Postemergence in Sugarbeet
Ashok Chanda – Management of Major Sugarbeet Root Diseases
Hal Mickelson – That Blasted (D***) Cercospora
Dan Kaiser – Management of Sulfur and Micronutrients in Sugarbeet Production

Crops and Soils Day is intended for producers and agricultural professionals. CEU’s are available for all tours. In case of rain, a modified program will be presented indoors, and the speakers will be available for consultations. For additional information, contact Maureen Aubol at aubo0002@umn.eduor 218-281-8602.