ST. PAUL — Register now for the 2021 Field School for Ag Professionals to be held July 20 & 21 at the University of Minnesota Agriculture Experiment Station in St. Paul. This two-day event is the premier summer training opportunity that combines hands-on training with real world field scenarios.
The Field School program focuses on core principles in agronomy, entomology, weed and soil sciences on the first day to build a strong foundation of skills and knowledge. The 2nd day builds on this foundation with timely, cutting-edge topics that participants can select. This program is targeted towards agronomists, crop production retailers, seed dealers, consultants, crop protection industry representatives, Extension educators, government agency personnel, and summer field scouts.
The first day’s program will be held on Tuesday, July 20 with registration starting at 8:00 am, orientation beginning at 8:45 am and the individual sessions starting promptly at 9:00 a.m. The first day program will consist of herbicide mode of action and crop injury symptoms, corn and soybean growth and agronomics, scouting and identification of insects and diseases, and tillage & soil structure.
The second day’s program, held on Wednesday, July 21 starting at 8:00 am, will consist of multiple concurrent sessions, allowing participants to obtain six certified crop advisor CEUs . Participants can self–select from a menu of session topics ranging across all four major agronomy disciplines which are designed to be timely, cutting–edge topics for today’s Ag Professionals.
Participants may attend up to six of the following sessions on Day 2:
- Corn stand establishment and yield formation
- Best management practices for a perfect soybean stand
- Principles of weed seedling and vegetative weed identification.
- European corn borer: Refresher on managing this long-suppressed pest.
- Advanced Crop Diagnostics
- Dual crops: Twice the opportunities
- Protecting Crops and Pollinators with Integrated Pest Management
- Tiny but mighty: Soil organisms and their impact on soil health
- It is all downhill from here: Effects of soil erosion.
- Small Grains Growth & Development
- Identification of Cereals Rusts
You may choose to attend either July 20, July 21, or both. Attend one day for $199 per day or both days for $349. Early-bird registration ends July 9.
Detailed session descriptions and online registration can be found at: https://z.umn.edu/fieldschool.
— University of Minnesota Extension
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