2018 NSA Research Forum
Location: Delta by Marriott Fargo
Start Date: Jan 10 2018
End Date: Jan 11 2018
Registration is now open.

Registration for the 2018 NSA Research Forum is now open. Register now for the early bird price of $130. Registration will increase to $145 on December 29 and registration at the door will be $170. No refunds will be given after December 29, 2017. Your registration includes the Wednesday night banquet. Additional banquet tickets for spouses can be purchased for $40.

If you have any questions, call Tina Mittelsteadt at (888) 718-7033 ext. 3 or send her an e-mail.
 

Research Forum Schedule

Wednesday, January 10, 2018
MORNING
7:45-8:25 
Poster set-up
7:30-8:25
Hot Breakfast 
Sponsored by: DuPont Pioneer
 
8:25
Welcome to NSA Research Forum
Gerald Seiler, USDA-ARS, RRVARC, Northern Crop Science Laboratory, Fargo, ND
Introductory Remarks and Announcements
Bill Underwood, USDA-ARS, RRVARC, Northern Crop Science Laboratory, Fargo, ND
8:30
2017 NSA Sunflower Survey.  1. Yield and Management Practices
Ryan Buetow, NDSU, Dickinson Research and Extension Center, Dickinson, ND
 
8:50
2017 NSA Sunflower Survey. 2. Insect and Bird Damage
Jarrad Prasifka, USDA-ARS, RRVARC, Northern Crop Science Laboratory, Fargo, ND
 
9:05
2017 NSA Sunflower Survey. 3. Weed Incidence and Management
Kirk Howatt, NDSU, Dept. of Plant Sciences, Fargo, ND
 
9:20 
2017 NSA Sunflower Survey. 4. Disease Incidence
Tom Gulya (retired), USDA-ARS, RRVARC, Northern Crop Science Laboratory, Fargo, ND
 
9:35
Quality and Use of Sunflower Oil and Sunflower Wax in the Food industry
Jill Winkler-Moser, Hong-Sik Hwang & Sean X. Liu,USDA-ARS, NCAUR, Peoria, IL
 
9:50
Update on Breeding and Genetics Work at USDA
Brent Hulke, Jarrad Prasifka, & Qingming Gao, USDA-ARS, RRVARC, Northern Crop Science Laboratory, Fargo, ND; Stephan Reinert & Nolan Kane, Dept. of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
 
10:05-11:00
Poster Session I (Authors will be present at their posters)
Coffee Break 
Sponsored by: Croplan®by Winfield
 
11:00
Sunflower Moth Control Using Chlorantraniliprole (Dupont or Besiege) vs. Common Insecticides—Final Report.
Calvin Trostle, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Lubbock, TX;  Ed Bynum, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Amarillo, TX; Ron Meyer, Colorado State Univ. Extension, Golden Area, Burlington, CO.
 
11:15
Determining the Efficacy of Insecticide Seed Treatments and In-Furrow Insecticides for Wireworm Management.
Adam Varenhorst & Brady Hauswedell, SDSU, Dept. of Agronomy, Horticulture, & Plant Science, Brookings, SD; J.P. Michaud, Kansas State University, Dept. of Entomology, Manhattan, KS; Janet Knodel, NDSU, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Fargo, ND.
 
11:30
Benefits of Insect Pollination to Confection Sunflowers in the Northern and Central Plains.
Jarrad Prasifka & Rachel Mallinger, USDA-ARS, RRVARC, Northern Crop Science Laboratory, Fargo, ND; Adam Varenhorst, SDSU, Dept. of Agronomy, Horticulture, & Plant Science, Brookings, SD; Jeffrey Bradshaw, University of Nebraska, Panhandle Res. & Ext. Center, Scottsbluff, NE.
 
11:45
Resistance to Banded Sunflower Moth in USDA Inbreds and Related Germplasm.
Jarrad Prasifka & Brent Hulke, USDA-ARS, RRVARC, Northern Crop Science Laboratory, Fargo, ND.
 
12:00-1:20
Lunch
Sponsored by: Syngenta
Luncheon Speaker: Dr. Michael Grusak USDA ARS Fargo
 
AFTERNOON
1:25
Introductory Remarks & Announcements
Khalid Rashid, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Morden, Manitoba, Canada
 
1:30
Predicting Phomopsis Stem Canker of Sunflower.
Febina Mathew, Krishna Ghimire, & Nathan Braun, SDSU, Dept. of Agronomy, Horticulture, & Plant Science, Brookings, SD; Bob Harveson & Kathleen Nielsen, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Panhandle Res. & Ext. Center, Scottsbluff, NE; Roger Magarey, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC; Scott Isard, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA; Michelle Gilley & Sam Markell, NDSU, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Fargo, ND.
 
1:45
Quantifying Airborne Inoculum of Phomopsis.
Krishna Ghimire, Nathan Braun, & Febina Mathew, SDSU, Dept. of Agronomy, Horticulture, & Plant Science, Brookings, SD; Sam Markell, NDSU, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Fargo, ND; Bob Harveson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Panhandle Res. & Ext. Center, Scottsbluff, NE.
 
2:00
Inheritance of Phomopsis Resistance in Sunflower.
Zahirul Talukder, NDSU, Dept. of Plant Sciences, Fargo, ND; William Underwood, Gerald Seiler, & Lili Qi, USDA-ARS, RRVARC, Northern Crop Science Laboratory, Fargo, ND; Guojia Ma, NDSU, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Fargo, ND.
 
2:15
Progress Toward Understanding Sclerotinia Pathogenicity and Plant Resistance to Sclerotinia Diseases.
William Underwood & Christopher Misar, USDA-ARS, RRVARC, Northern Crop Science Laboratory, Fargo, ND; Kassaye Belay, Reid Lakin, & Robert Brueggeman, NDSU, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Fargo, ND.
 
2:30
Management of Sclerotinia Head Rot with Fungicides: Fungicide Efficacy, Residual,     Application Timing and Application Methods.
Michael Wunsch, Jesse Hafner, Billy Kraft, Suanne Kallis, & Steve Shaubert, NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center, Carrington, ND; Kelly Cooper, Leonard Baesemann, & Heidi Eslinger, NDSU, Robert Titus Research Farm, Oakes, ND.
 
2:45-3:30
Poster Session II (Authors will be present at their posters)
Coffee Break 
Sponsored by: Croplan® by Winfield
 
3:30
Management of Phoma with Fungicide.
Michelle Gilley, Jessica Halvorson, Brandt Berghuis, Bryan Hansen, & Sam Markell, NDSU, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Fargo, ND; Scott Fitterer & David Carruth, BASF Corporation, Davenport, ND; Febina Mathew, SDSU, Dept. of Agronomy, Horticulture, & Plant Science, Brookings, SD.
 
3:45
Quantification of Yield Loss from Rhizopus Head Rot in Sunflower.
Robert Harveson, Kathy Nielsen, Tyler Patrick, & Clay Carlson, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Panhandle Res. & Ext. Center, Scottsbluff, NE; Febina Mathew, Nathan Braun, & Brian Kontz, SDSU, Dept. of Agronomy, Horticulture, & Plant Science, Brookings, SD; Samuel Markell, Michelle Gilley, Jessica Halvorson, & Brandt Berghuis, NDSU, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Fargo, ND.
 
4:00
Special topic   
Calvin Trostle, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Lubbock, TX
 
2018 Sunflower Special Topics: Insects of the Sunflower Root and Stalk.
Adam Varenhorst, SDSU, Dept. of Agronomy, Horticulture, & Plant Science, Brookings, SD; Janet Knodel, NDSU, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Fargo, ND;  Ed Bynum, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Amarillo, TX; J. P. Michaud, KSU, Dept. of Entomology, Manhattan, KS.
                       
4:30
Conclusions & Session Wrap-up
                       
5:30-6:30
Social Hour & Hors d’oeuvres
Sponsored by: Mycogen                                                   
 
6:30
Research Forum Banquet
Wine courtesy of: Northern Bag and Box
Thursday, January 11, 2018
MORNING
7:30-8:20
Hot Breakfast
Sponsored by: DuPont Pioneer
 
8:25
Introductory Remarks and Announcements
Michelle Gilley, NDSU, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Fargo, ND  
 
8:30
Evaluations of Fungicides for Management of Sunflower Rust on Oilseed and Confection Hybrids
Brandt Berghuis, Michelle Gilley, Jessica Halvorson, Bryan Hansen, & Sam Markell, NDSU, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Fargo, ND; Blaine Schatz & Mark Halvorson, NDSU, Carrington Research Extension Center, Carrington, ND; Scott Fitterer & Dave Carruth, BASF Corporation, Davenport, ND
 
8:45
Coated Confection Sunflower Kernels for Precision Planting
Harjot Sidhu, Dennis Wiesenborn, Ewumbua Monono, & John Nowatzki, NDSU, Dept. of Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, Fargo, ND; Burton Johnson, NDSU, Dept. of Plant Sciences, Fargo, ND; Eric Eriksmoen, NDSU, North Central Research Extension Center, Minot, ND
 
9:00
2017 Progress for Applying Genomic Tools to Accelerate Breeding for Disease Resistance in Confection Sunflower
Guojia Ma & Samuel Markell, NDSU, Dept. of Plant Pathology, Fargo, ND; Lili Qi, USDA-ARS, RRVARC, Northern Crop Science Laboratory, Fargo, ND
                       
9:15
Chemical Repellents for Reducing Blackbird Damage: Further Evaluation of an Anthraquinone-Based Repellent on Mature Sunflowers
Brandon A. Kaiser, NDSU, Environmental & Conservation Sciences, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Fargo, ND; Page E. Klug, USDA-APHIS-WS, NWRC, ND Field Station, Fargo, ND
 
9:30
Efficacy of an Anthraquinone-Based Avian Repellent Applied Using Drop Nozzle-Equipped Ground Rigs in Reducing Blackbird Damage to Sunflower
Page E. Klug, USDA-APHIS-WS, NWRC, ND Field Station, Fargo, ND; Scott J. Werner, USDA-APHIS-WS, NWRC, Fort Collins, CO; Michael H. Ostlie, NDSU, Carrington Research Extension Center, Carrington, ND
 
9:45
Evaluating Blackbird Response Toward Unmanned Aircraft Systems
Conor Egan, NDSU, Dept. of Biological Sciences, Fargo, ND; Bradley Blackwell, USDA-APHIS-WS, NWRC Ohio Field Station, Sandusky, OH; Esteban Fernández-Juricic, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN; Page E. Klug, USDA-APHIS-WS, NWRC, ND Field Station, Fargo, ND

10:00
Conclusion & Meeting Wrap-up
 

Lodging
The Forum will be held at Delta Hotels by Marriott in Fargo, ND. Call 701-277-9000 to reserve your room; rates are $109 per night for standard kings and doubles and $129 per night for king and double two-room suites. Be sure to mention "NSA Research Forum" to get the discounted rate.

A block of rooms has also been reserved at the Expressway Suites in Fargo at the state rate of $83.70 plus tax. The block is being held under the "2018 NSA Research Forum." The Expressway is just behind the Delta, and within walking distance. The phone number for the Expressway Suites is 701-239-4303.
Meals
It is presumed you will be attending all meal functions. These include a hot breakfast, lunch, social hour, and the banquet on Wednesday and then breakfast on Thursday. The cost for the banquet is included in your registration fee. Please confirm by checking the boxes below. Other meals are provided courtesy of our sponsors. For more information, contact Tina Mittelsteadt by December 27, 2017.

Anyone requesting a special meal or accommodation should notify NSA within a reasonable time frame. NSA will accommodate reasonable requests. This meeting is open to all persons without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability.      
Sponsors
It is due to the generosity of our sponsors that Research Forum costs are kept at a minimum. Thank you to:
Banquet Guest
Spouses or guests are welcome to attend the Wednesday evening banquet with a Forum participant. 

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