NDSU Schedules Sugarbeet Grower Seminars

Published online: Jan 11, 2022 Feature, News
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Source: Devils Lake Journal

Sugarbeet growers will have an opportunity to learn more about diseases, weeds and insect pests during seminars North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension is holding Feb. 1, 3, 15 and 17.

The seminar schedule is as follows:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 1 - seminar for American Crystal Sugar Co. growers from the East Grand Forks and Crookston factory districts at the Alerus Center, Grand Forks
  • Thursday, Feb. 3 - seminar for American Crystal Sugar Co. growers from the Moorhead and Hillsboro factory districts at the Holiday Inn, Fargo
  • Tuesday, Feb. 15 - seminar for Minn-Dak Farmers at the Minn-Dak seed facility, Wahpeton
  • Thursday, Feb. 17 - seminar for American Crystal Sugar Co. growers from the Drayton factory district at the Frozen Fox, Grafton

The presenters and topics that they will cover are:

  • Ashok Chanda, University of Minnesota Extension sugarbeet crop systems specialist - management of Rhizoctonia damping-off and root rot of sugarbeet
  • Mohamed Khan, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sugarbeet specialist - strategies to manage cercospora leaf spot of sugarbeet
  • Tom Peters, NDSU and University of Minnesota Extension sugarbeet agronomist - a holistic and systems approach to manage weeds
  • Mark Boetel, NDSU Extension entomologist - recommendations on how to optimize insect pest control in sugarbeet
  • Certified crop advisers will receive continuing education credits for their participation in the seminars.