Sugar Beet & Barley Symposium This Week


The following is a press release from Montana State University:


The 2013 Montana/Wyoming Sugar Beet and Barley Symposium will be held in  illings, MT at the Big Horn Resort on Wednesday and Thursday, January 9 and 10, 2013.  The program on the 9th will  focus on malt barley production, irrigation, grain storage, corn genetics for dryland and irrigated growers, pulse crops and crop protection including managing weed, disease and insect pests of corn, dry beans, and wheat grown in rotation with sugarbeets and barley. There will be presentations by faculty from Montana State University, University of Wyoming, Pioneer Hi-Bred, North Dakota State University and Kansas State University. John Pulaski will present a 2013 weather outlook. The will be a Trade Show with exhibits from many Agibusinesses.  Presentations on the 10


will all focus on sugarbeet production including fertility, irrigation, new genetics, new equipment, plus insect, weed and disease management.  Ms. Ruthann Geib, Vice President of the American Sugarbeet Growers Association will present a Washington update, update on use of Round Up Ready sugarbeets and other issues affecting the future of the sugarbeet industry. There will be a forum on control of Rhizoctonia crown and root rot and a presentation by Dr. Carl Strausbaugh on effects of virus diseases on sugarbeet storage.


The Symposium will feature top experts from Montana State University, University of Wyoming, North Dakota State University and Kansas State University, USDA/ARS- Sidney, MT and Kimberly, ID, and private industry.  In addition, there will be a trade show with exhibits by many agricultural input suppliers. The Wednesday program will include a sponsored soup and sandwich lunch at noon and on Thursday the Billings Chamber of Commerce will provide breakfast staring at 6:30 AM for attendees.


The full agenda, registration information, and fees can be found at  Preregistration is $20.00/day and registration at the door is $25.00/day. The 2013 Sugarbeet and Barley Symposium was developed by representatives from Sidney Sugars, Western Sugar, Wyoming Sugar, Montana State University and private industry.  We all hope to see you there!




Source:  Montana State University

Posted by Haylie Shipp



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