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Prevent Plant Acre Management Webinar To Air

Prevent Plant Acre Management Webinar To Air

Learn what options and opportunities you might have with winter wheat and cover crops.

The North Dakota State University Extension Service and Ducks Unlimited are putting on a Webinar on planting cover crops and/or winter wheat on prevent plant acres.

The Webinar is starts a 9 a.m. on July 28.

Topics include:

Prevent Plant – Joel Ransom, NDSU Extension agronomist.

Weed Control

Water Use and Management

Cover Crop Options – characteristics and costs

When and how much to seed

FSA/RMA requirements and limitations

CC considerations if want to seed winter wheat this fall

Management of prior crop residues for winter wheat seeding

Why Growers Should Consider Winter Wheat – Steve Dvorak, Ducks Unlimited agronomist.

  • Economics (yield)
  • Spreading the workload, etc.
  • Environmental benefits
  • Prevent plant (wet spring and crop insurance eligibility)

Winter Wheat Establishment – Blake Vander Vorst, Ducks Unlimited agronomist.

  • Prior crop (rotation) – early harvest, standing residue and harvesting, WSMV connection, canola a good rotational crop
  • Break the green bridge
  • No-till seed into standing stubble – depth – date – rate
  • Seed treatment
  • Starter fertilizer
  • Varieties – cold tolerance, disease, straw strength and length, etc.

Nitrogen and Phosphate Fertility – Jason Hanson, Ducks Unlimited agronomist.

  • Nitrogen rate and timing
  • Nitrogen loss
  • Protein management
  • Phosphate importance – current Vision and Ducks Unlimited data

Winter Wheat Disease Management – Marcia McMullen, NDSU Extension plant pathologist.

  • WSMV
  • Winter Wheat less disease tolerance than spring wheat (Joel-Marcia data)
  • Leaf and head diseases
  • Fungicide application results and timing (w/herbicide-flag leaf-early flower)

How to join

To join the Wimba Conference please do the following:

  • Microsoft Windows users, use Internet Explorer or Safari.
  • Macintosh users, use Safari. Mozilla Firefox does work but issues can occur.

If you’ve never done a Wimba session, be sure to run the setup wizard at  before the meeting  to make sure it’s working on your end.

    1. After you’ve run the setup wizard, 10 or 15 minutes before the session is to begin, go to Click on "Participant Login" Room ID: NDSU_Ag Name: your name and office – for example, “Joel Ransom, Extension”
    2. Once you are logged in, select "NDSU Crop Calls" and you will enter the “room” where the meeting is taking place.
    3. Feel free to resize any of the windows or move the video window around.
    4. Audio will be one way. You can hear the presenter, but to ask a question, type it in the chat box. It will then be shared with the presenter. That means you don’t need a headset or phone, just computer speakers.
    5. If you can’t make the live presentation, you can follow the Wimba directions above but then click on archive in the upper right corner. The archive will be available a couple hours after the live meeting takes place.

    To learn more about participating in Wimba, go  to The most important links to get you stated are the "Participant - Getting started quick reference," the "Equipment Required" and the "Wimba Login." If you have questions about Wimba, contact Scott Swanson  or 231-7086. If you have difficulty connecting the day of the conference, please contact Joel Ransom at 701-730-0384.

    Source: Ducks Unlimited/NDSU Extension

    TAGS: USDA Wheat
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