Welcome to the Langdon Research Extension Center
The Langdon Research Extension Center (LREC) was established in 1909 and is located one mile east of Langdon, North Dakota (ND) on US highway five. The agricultural land base at the station consists of 389 owned acres and an additional 320 acres under lease agreement. The LREC serves a nine county region located in northeast ND that is characterized by high precipitation rates, cool temperatures and rich productive soils. The climate favors the production of cool season crops and also supports high levels of recurring disease problems for several crops growing in ND.
LREC research priorities reflect the greatest need for the regions producers. The agronomic research program conducts tests on all crops grown in ND, but focuses more directly on HRSW, winter wheat, canola, flax, soybeans, dry edible beans and other crops that dominate acreage in the region. A second major research program includes crop protection with an emphasis on overall disease management of all ND crops. An active Foundation Seed Stocks increase program and support for main station cropping research activities round out the stations activities.
The mission of the NDSU LREC is to enhance the quality of life for all North Dakota citizens with a responsive, flexible and accessible agricultural based research program that combines the concepts of agricultural research, university extension, information technology and economic and community development.