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6A WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016 Agriculture SIDNEY HERALD BY RENI~E JEAN EDITOR@SIDNEYHERALD.COM The season of Field Days is nigh, and the learning opportunities, like always will be on the cutting edge. You'll see a lot of cool stuff, including a new subsur- face irrigation system and a demonstration of a cross-slot drill, and lots lots more. Here's a rundown on who's got what where, so you can plan ahead. Froid Field Day 1 to 5 p.m. June 23 Froid Research Farm, north of Culbertson Call 406-433-9427 for further details This is going to include a presentation on the sub- surface irrigation demon- stration project by NRCS Civil Engineer Ann Ross, as well as field soil sam- pling by Roosevelt County Extension Agent Jeff Chil- son and control of Mares- tail by Richland County Extension Agent Tim Fine. Bobble Roos, Daniels County Extension Agent, will talk about common vetch in lentils and Rob Bray, District Conserva- tion with the NRCS Culb- ertson Office will discuss the weediness potential of cover crops. Meanwhile, Roger Ash- ley, retired extension agronomist with NDSU Dickinson Research Cen- ter, will demonstrate the cross slot drill and Brett Allen, agronomist with USDA ARS will discuss warm season legumes. Camelina Seeding rates, a cooperative model for preventing resistant weeds, using cover crops to fight compaction and identifying pest insects in 9~ ,~.d.s .a~d, coyer crops are among the other topics at Froid. Two private: applicator points are available. Ren6e Jean editor@sidneyherald.corn Growers and producers crowd around for one of many research presentations during the annual dry- land cropping field day in Sidney, Mont. EARC and USDA-ARS plan a joint field day this year on June 24. Sidne~cARS/EARCField Mohammed and Rexa Day Keshavarze Afshar will dis- 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. cuss a study of macro- and June 24 micro-nutrients for cereal Call 406-433-9427 for and pulse crops, namely further details pea and spring wheat. Brett Allen will have a This tour will begin atyield report on the national the MSU dryland farm oilseedsproject, asweUasa located 4.4 miles north of presentation on warm sea- Sidney on Highway 16. The son legumes, with demon- turnoff is across from the stration plots, and a report HILine trucking building on diversified cereals with and will be marked, pulses and oilseeds study, While some of the top- Jay Jabro, soil physicist, ics given at this field day will discuss the water use will also be heard at Froid, and efficiency results for a number of them are dif- the national oilseeds proj- ferent, ect and Natalie West will They willinclude a weedtalk about a cooperative identification exercisemodelforpreventingresis- throughout the day, pre- tant weed invasion. sented by Richland County Two more private appli- Extension and SidneyARS, cator points are available. as well as a presentation by Frankie Crutcher, new EARC Irrigated Field plant pathologist, who will Day discuss research interests. June 30 Sherry Turner, with EARC, will discuss trap- Topics on this agenda ping of orange blossom include spring heat bread- wheat midges and wheat ing and new varieties, by breeder Phil Bruckner out Luther Talber and barley of Bozeman. will discuss breedingandnewvarieties w~t~'wl/eat. ' i i ,' ~by Liz Elmore. Prashant Jha plans a Duane Peters will talk discussion of herbicideabout sugar beet variet- residuals and how they ies, while Chengci Chen affect pulse crop germina- and YesufMohammedwill tion and growth and Yesuf discuss pulse crop breed- ing and variety testing. Reza Keshavarz and Chengci Chen will discuss sugar beet tillage and a cover crop study, while Maninder Wall will talk about a spent lime study and sugar beet. Frankie Crutcher and Sherry Turner will talk about plant pathology and fungicide trials, Richland County Extension Agent Tim Fine will discuss her- bicide resistant Marestail and Sidney ARS scientists will present cropping sys- tems and soil studies. MonDak Ag Showcase 8:30 a.m. each day July 14-15, 2016 On July 14, topics include Dryland VarietyTesting and Research; Impact of Cropping Sequence on Disease Incidence and Beneficial Soil Organ- isms; Herbicide Update and Troublesome Weeds; Cropping Sequence Study; Cropping Systems in Pipe- line Reclamation; Nozzle Sizes/Drift Reduction; NDSU Barley Research and Varieties. The event begins at 8;30 a.m. with refreshments. The welcome and introduc- tions are at 9 a.m., followed by a crop tour at 9;30 a.m. or the Horticulture pro- gram. A barbecue chicken lunch prepared and served by WiUiston Chamber Ag Committee is planned at noon. Then at 1:30 p.m., there will be additional topics as follows: Byron Lannoye, Pulse USA-Production and Con- tracting of Peas, Lentils, Faba Beans, and Cowpeas Richard Roland, Legume Logic-Past and Future of Cool Season Legumes Audrey Kalfl, NDSU Wil- liston Research Extension Center-Pulse Crop Scout- ing Program Julie Pasche, North Dakota State University- Pulse Crop Diseases Brian Jenks, NDSU North Central Research Extension Center-Weed Control for Pulse Crops Tom Stefaniak, NDSU North Central Research Extension Center-Pulse Crop Varieties Pulse Crop Marketing Discussion Panel-Rep- resentatives from AGT Foods, Columbia Grain, Safflower Technologies International, and Viterra The day will be capped off by a great networking opportunity in the Cham- ber After Hours at McCody Concrete Products, 14021 Highway 2. Includes a selection of local beers, wines, food and entertain- ment. On Friday, the Nesson Valley Irrigation Tour gets underway at 8:30 a.m. and will include a crop tour and a lunch, provided by area sponsors. Topics include: Nesson Valley Irrigaton/Manage- ment Update; Irrigated Fresh-produce farmers will be able to see and experience practical on-farm solutions to develop their food safety plans this summer. The first training will take place at County Rail Farm in Dixon, Montana, on Wednesday, June 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. County Rail Farm has imple- mented a food safety plan and is one of 10 operations in the state to pass a Good Agricul- tural Practices (GAP) audit. County Rail Farm sells to multiple direct and wholesale markets. County Rail Farm owners Margaret Debona and Tracy Potter-Fins will share their experience developing their food safety plan with other farmers interested in implementing food safety plans for their farms. The farm-based workshops are designed for fresh-produce growers who wanttoenter into wholesale markets that may require a food safety plan or GAP audit. It will also be use- ful for growers who are exempt from the Food Safety Modern- ization Act (FSMA) Produce Rule but want to implement a food safety plan on their farm or just learn about food safety on their farm. The workshop will be useful to all fresh-pro- duce growers, buyers of fresh produce, and educators work- ing with growers of fresh pro- duce. "The purpose of the work- shop is to help growers of veg- etables, fruit, or nuts see practi- cal solutions to implementing a food safety plan and to make it less daunting," said Tammy Howard, NCAT's On-Farm Food Safety Project Leader project leader. There is a $20 charge, which Variety Trial Update; High includes materials and lunch Tunnel Project; ~$p0tted ] Wing Drosophila Fruit ] for all class participants. To FlyResearchProject; Pivot ] register, go to the online regis- Irrigation Maintenance for ] tration page at https://www. Uniform Application; Pota- I or contact to Research and Vari~.ties; Tammy Howard at 406494-8683 Low Glycemic Potatoes. . or Reinventing Health ~ CareNetwo~rk Surgical Associates Health Center - West 101 3rd Avenue SW (701) 857-5764