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Sunflower U Training Camp

August 28-29, 2019

Nuseed hosted its Sunflower U Training Camp this week.

We would like to thank all of the Legend Seeds staff, dealers and growers that participated and the speakers that presented to make this an informative and successful event for everyone involved!

The afternoon of Wednesday, August 28th we had a full line up of industry speakers and consultant at the Legend Seeds warehouse(Wahpeton, ND) that covered a variety of topics relevant to sunflowers such as herbicide solutions, disease identification, insects, desiccation and much more.  We then finished the day off with a group supper and axe throwing competition at the Bagg Bonanza Farm near Mooreton, ND that evening.

The group then met up at the Nuseed Sunflower Nursery near Rothsay, MN the next morning to learn more about sunflowers from Nuseed’s R&D team, agronomist and rep from Syngenta. We then finished off the the event with a group lunch at Big J’s Smokehouse in Rothsay before everyone went their separate ways.

Thanks again to everyone that attended and helped make Nuseed’s Sunflower U Training Camp a success!

Wednesday, August 28th Speakers

Bob Weigelt | FMC – 2019 Field Concerns & 2020 Solutions
Fred Parnow | Nuseed Retiree – Fall Disease Identification
Jason Hanson | Private Consultant – Desiccation
Dr. Janet Knodel | NDSU – Fall Insects
Ken Deibert | BASF – Portfolio Solutions for Sunflower Growers
Alison Pokrzywinski | Nuseed – Sunflower Lifecycle

Thursday, August 29th Speakers

Jim Gerdes – R&D Director of Sunflower & Trait Development | Nuseed
Erin Gerdes – Confection Sunflower Breeder | Nuseed
Jeremy Klumper – Oilseed Sunflower Breeder | Nuseed
Alison Pokrzywinski – Product Development Manager | Nuseed
Trygg Olson – Field Sales Leader | Nuseed
Chad Ihde – Key Account Lead | Syngenta