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Virtual Row Crop Tour Starting on August 27


The Carrington Research Extension Center is holding its annual row crop tour virtually this summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This format will meet the objectives of our tour by providing updates on the center’s corn, dry bean, soybean and sunflower research and recommendations for farmers and crop advisers. Ag audiences will be able to watch the videos at a time convenient for their schedules.

Prerecorded videos are targeted to be available August 27 and can be found at

Topics and NDSU speakers for the program are:

  • Incorporating cover crops into corn - Mike Ostlie, CREC research agronomist
  • Impact of nitrogen fertilizer rates on corn and dollar return in low and high yield environments - Jasper Teboh, CREC soil scientist
  • Dry bean breeding program and variety review – Juan Osorno, dry bean breeder
  • Black, navy and pinto bean plant populations and row spacings - Endres
  • Pollinator potential impact on dry bean - Savannah Adams, graduate student
  • Optimizing fungicide spray droplet size for improved management of white mold in dry bean - Michael Wunsch, CREC plant pathologist
  • SCN considerations for dry bean and soybean - Sam Markell, Extension plant pathologist
  • Considerations for soybean variety selection - Hans Kandel, Extension agronomist
  • Prospects for managing Sclerotinia head rot in sunflower - Wunsch
  • Susceptibility of sunflower to Sclerotinia head rot relative to growth stage - Wunsch

Pinto bean trial  Pinto bean trial testing three row spacings and three plant populations

Sunflower in bloom
Sunflower in bloom – susceptible stage for sclerotinia head rot

Greg Endres
Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

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