Agronomic Research Trials

The following information is a listing of agronomic research conducted at the Carrington Research Extension Center in addition to those summarized in the following pages.  CREC and other NDSU research staff provide this list to illustrate specific research issues that are being addressed.  The listing briefly describes the trial and indicates project leaders and/or collaborators.  Results of this work are normally available at some later date. Numbers in parentheses indicate the number of trials conducted, followed by project leaders and/or collaborators and NDSU department.

Germplasm Evaluation/Cultivar Development

Alfalfa: Evaluation of alfalfa varieties; Meyer (Plant Science)

Barley: 2-row plant breeder nurseries; Franckowiak (Plant Science)

Barley: 6-row plant breeder nurseries; Horsley (Plant Science)

Barley: Collaborative company nursery; Canterra

Chickpea: Regional breeder nursery; Muehlbauer (WSU/USDA)

Corn: Breeder nurseries (2); Carena (Plant Science)

Crambe: Evaluation of advanced experimental cultivars; Hammond (Plant Science)

Dry Bean: Evaluation of advanced experimental lines (2); Grafton (Plant Science)

Durum: Uniform Regional Durum Nursery (2); Elias (Plant Science)

Field Pea: Regional breeder nursery; McFee (WSU/USDA)

Field Pea: Collaborative company nursery; Canterra

Flax: Plant breeder nurseries; Hammond (Plant Science)

Forage Pea: Evaluation of experimental forage-type cultivars; Elliott Plant Breeding

Juneberry: Evaluation of varieties; Hatterman –Valenti (Plant Science)/Kelner (Velva)

Lentil: Regional breeder nursery; Muehlbauer (WSU/USDA)

Lupin: Evaluation of experimental lines

Lupin: Germplasm purification/increase

Lupin: Increase of potential releases

Oats: Uniform Midseason Oat Nursery; McMullen (Plant Science)

Oats: Breeders nursery; McMullen (Plant Science)

Oats: Collaborative company nursery; Canterra

Onion: Hybrid performance; Hatterman-Valenti (Plant Science)

Pearl Millet: Evaluation of grain hybrids and random mating populations; Rajewski (UNL)

Safflower: Evaluation of advanced experimental cultivars; Riveland(Williston REC)

Sorghum: Evaluation of experimental hybrids and random mating populations; Rajewski (UNL)

Soybean: Evaluation of advanced experimental cultivars (3); Helms (Plant Science)

Spelt: Evaluation of experimental and released winter types

Wheat: Advanced breeder nursery; Mergoum (Plant Science)

Wheat: Evaluation/incrase of previously-released varieties in an organic environment; (NPSAS)

Wheat: Uniform Hard Red Spring Wheat Regional Nursery; Busch (USDA-ARS)

Wheat: White wheat plant breeder nursery (2); Bersonsky (Plant Science)

Wheat: Cultivar susceptibility to prevalence of stem rust; Miller (USDA-ARS)

Wheat/Durum: Collaborative company nursery; Canterra

Winter Wheat: Evaluation of advanced experimental cultivars; (Plant Science)

Winter triticale breeder nurseries/grain; Kolden (Oregon)/Legume Logic

Winter triticale breeder nurseries/forage; Kolden (Oregon)/Legume Logic

 

Crop Fertility Research

Inoculation / nitrogen fertility management in soybean

Inoculation / nitrogen fertility management in field pea

Influence of N level on experimental genotypes of white wheat (2); Bersonsky (Plant Science)

Top-dress and preplant N fertilization of canola; Eriksmoen (Hettinger REC)/Lukach (Langdon REC)/Halvorson (North Central REC)

Nitrogen fertilization of niger thistle; CREC/Kandel (U. of MN Red Lake Falls)/Hanson (Langdon REC)/Johnson (Plant Science)/Halvorson (North Central REC)

Effect of nitrogen, application timing, and moisture stress on sugar-end defect in Russet Burbank potatoes; Hatterman-Valenti (Plant Science)/Steele (Ag & Biosystems Engineering)

Management practices for high-yielding irrigated wheat, Steele (Ag & Biosystems Engineering)

POST N application strategies for soybean

 

Entomology Research

Evaluation of canola seed and foliar treatments and planting date for flea beetle control; Knodel
(North Central REC)/Hanson (Langdon REC)

Evaluation of canola seed treatments for flea beetle control; Aventis/Hanson (Langdon REC)/Knodel

  (North Central REC)

Evaluation of canola seed treatments for flea beetle control; Syngenta /Hanson (Langdon REC)/Knodel

  (North Central REC)

Evaluation of canola seed treatments for flea beetle control; Gustafson/ Hanson(Langdon REC)/Knodel
(North Central REC)

Canola insect monitoring with traps; Knodel (North Central REC)

IR-4 evaluation of Intercept for pod borer control in dry bean

 

Crop Management Research

Effect of stand age and stubble height in alfalfa; Meyer (Plant Science)

Effect of planting date and harvest timing on oil quality in borage; Johnson (Plant Science)/
Hanson (Langdon REC)

Dormant seeding in canola; CREC/Hanson (Langdon REC)/Halvorson (North Central REC)/
Eriksmoen (Hettinger REC)

Evaluation of polymer seed coatings for dormant-seeded canola; Celpril/Halvorson (North Central REC)

Effect of spring stand on yield of dormant-seeded canola; National Crop Insurance Service

Influence of plant stand and row spacing on canola yield and quality; Petersen and Johnson (Plant Science)

Evaluation of seeding rate and row spacing in corn (2)

Flax response to seeding and nitrogen rates; CREC/Langdon REC/North Central REC

Evaluation of annual herb adaptation; Hatterman-Valenti and Johnson (Plant Science)

Onion: Planting configuration by cover crop; Hatterman-Valenti (Plant Science)

Onion: Sets vs. seed vs. transplants; Hatterman-Valenti (Plant Science)

Niger thistle adaptation and seeding rates; CREC/Kandel (U. of MN Red Lake Falls)/Hanson (Langdon REC)/ Johnson (Plant Science); Halvorson (North Central REC)

Effect of swathing time on niger thistle yield; CREC/Kandel (U. of MN Red Lake Falls)/Hanson (Langdon REC)/ Johnson (Plant Science), Halvorson (North Central REC)

Evaluation of variety, planting date, seeding rate, and row spacing in soybean; CREC/Halvorson

  (North Central REC)/Eriksmoen (Hettinger REC)

Effect of seeding rate on forage performance and yield of winter triticale

Effect of harvest timing on forage regrowth, yield, and quality of winter triticale

 

Crop Rotation Research

Long-term cropping systems trial evaluating rotations, tillage, and fertility

Effect of previous crops on potato growth and yield (2), Hatterman-Valenti (Plant Science)/
Greenland (Oakes Irrigation Research Site)

Long-term soybean rotation; CREC/Bradley (Plant Pathology)

 

Plant Pathology Research

Evaluation of canola varieties for susceptibility to sclerotinia; CREC/Lamey (Plant Pathology)/
Legare  (
U. of MN-Crookston)

Evaluation of fungicides for sclerotinia management in canola; Lamey (Plant Pathology)/
Hanson (Langdon REC)/McKay ( North Central REC)/Legare (
U. of MN-Crookston)

Evaluation of Intercept for control of Sclerotinia sclerotia in canola, dry bean, and sunflower;
del Rio (Plant Pathology)

Sclerotinia management with fungicides in field pea production systems. Halley (Langdon REC)

Evaluation of fungicides for control of sclerotinia in dry bean; Gross (Plant Pathology)

Dry bean germplasm screening for resistance to Sclerotinia; Grafton (Plant Science)

Evaluation of crop rotation and tillage system for control of Sclerotinia sclerotia in dry bean;
del Rio (Plant Pathology)

Influence of tillage system and burial depth on survival of Sclerotinia sclerotia; del Rio (Plant Pathology)

Sunflower head rot screening nursery; CREC/Gulya (USDA-ARS)/Miller (USDA-ARS)/Draper (SDSU)

Foliar fungicide evaluation in diverse chickpea seed types; CREC/McKay (North Central REC)/
Eriksmoen (Hettinger REC)

Biological seed treatments for disease control in corn; TJ Enterprises

Anthracnose management with fungicides in lupin

Wheat seed treatment for root rot control; Syngenta

HRS wheat variety response to foliar fungicides

Fusarium head blight spore trapping/forecasting for wheat; Francl (Plant Pathology)

Evaluation of fungicides for leaf rust control in spring wheat; CREC/Valent

Impact of plant population and fungicides on scab and DON levels in barley. Lukach (Langdon REC)/
Gregoire (Extension)

Evaluation of fungicides for suppression of scab in spring wheat; CREC/McMullen (Plant Pathology)

Evaluation of fungicides for suppression of scab in durum; CREC/McMullen (Plant Pathology)

Evaluation of fungicides for scab and leaf spot disease control in spring wheat; CREC/Valent

 

Weed Science Research

Weed control and crop tolerance in glyphosate-resistant Canola; Monsanto

Weed control and crop tolerance in dry bean; BASF

Evaluation of herbicide tolerance and weed control in field pea; BASF

Flax response to application timing of POST herbicides

Weed control and crop tolerance in Juneberries; Hatterman-Valenti (Plant Science)

Weed control and crop tolerance in glyphosate-resistant soybean; Monsanto

Clearfield sunflower followcrop evaluations; BASF

Crop safety and weed control in Express–tolerant sunflower; Dupont/Pioneer

Weed control and crop tolerance in Clearfield sunflower; BASF

Assure II plantback in spring wheat; Monsanto

Clearfield spring wheat followcrop evaluations; BASF

Evaluation of herbicides for foxtail control in HRS wheat; Howatt (Plant Science)

Volunteer spring wheat control with Assure II (2); Monsanto

Weed control and crop tolerance in glyphosate-resistant HRS wheat (2); Monsanto

Evaluation of weed shifts under Roundup-tolerant crops; Oltmans and Zollinger (Plant Science)

Evaluation of low-volume herbicide applications; Ramsdale (Plant Science)

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