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 may be made available at a later date by contacting the CREC. 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 (5); Franckowiak (Plant Science)

Barley: 6-row plant breeder nurseries (5); Horsley (Plant Science)

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

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

Dry Bean: Evaluation of advanced experimental lines (6); Grafton (Plant Science)

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

Field Pea: Regional breeder nurseries (2); McPhee (WSU/USDA)

Field Pea: Collaborative company nursery; Canterra

Field Pea: Winter field pea breeder nursery; McPhee (WSU/USDA)

Flax: Plant breeder nurseries; Hammond (Plant Science)

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

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

Lentil: Winter lentil breeder nursery; Muehlbauer (WSU/USDA)

Lupin: Plant breeder nurseries; van Santen (Auburn)

Lupin: Germplasm purification/increase

Niger Thistle Cultivar Evaluation; Kandel (U. of MN Red Lake Falls)/Hanson (Langdon REC)/Johnson (Plant Science)/Halvorson (North Central REC)/Eriksmoen (Hettinger REC)/Bergman (Williston REC and Sydney, MT, REC)

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

Oats: Breeders nurseries (3); McMullen (Plant Science)

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: Breeder nursery evaluations (5); Helms (Plant Science)

Spelt: Evaluation of experimental and released winter types

Wheat: Advanced breeder nursery; Mergoum (Plant Science)

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

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

Wheat: Evaluation of genetic potential; Mergoum (Plant Science)

Wheat: Pollen drift study; Mergoum (Plant Science)

Wheat: Shatter potential of varieties; Mergoum (Plant Science)

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

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

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 Carrington (3), Harvey, and Wishek; Industry

Inoculation / nitrogen fertility management in field pea (3); Industry

Nitrogen fertility management in dry bean

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

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

Influence of fertilizer formulation on response to top-dressed N on canola; Eriksmoen (Hettinger REC)/Lukach (Langdon REC)/Halvorson (North Central REC)

Evaluation of phosphorus-solubilizing inoculants on canola; Becker Underwood

Evaluation of sulfur-oxidizing inoculants on canola; Brett-Young Seeds

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


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; Syngenta /Hanson (Langdon REC)/Knodel

(North Central REC)

Evaluation of biorational pesticides for spring flea beetle control in canola; Olson (Entomology)/Knodel (North Central REC)

Evaluation of biorational pesticides for summer flea beetle control in mustard; Olson (Entomology)/Knodel (North Central REC)

Comparison of blends of treated/untreated seed to reduce canola input costs (2); Knodel
(North Central REC)/Hanson (Langdon REC)

Canola insect monitoring; Knodel (North Central REC)


Crop Management Research

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

Influence of row spacing, variety, seeding rate, and pesticide application on chickpea performance; Jenks (North Central REC)

Corn relative maturity by planting date; Ransom (Plant Science)

Onion plant population by row spacing; Hatterman-Valenti (Plant Science)

Producing onion sets; Hatterman-Valenti (Plant Science)

Niger thistle planting date study; Hanson (Langdon REC)/ Halvorson (North Central REC)/Johnson (Plant Science)

Evaluation of variety, planting date, seeding rate, and row spacing in soybean

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

Evaluation of variety and planting date on forage performance of winter triticale

Effect of the timing of field rolling on soybean

Precision ag crop management; Nowatzki and Hofman (Ag and Biosystems Engineering)


Crop Rotation Research

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

Long-term soybean rotation Carrington and Wishek; Bradley (Plant Pathology)


Plant Pathology Research

Evaluation of canola varieties for susceptibility to Sclerotinia; Bradley (Plant Pathology)/
Legare (U. of MN-Crookston)

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

Management of Ascochyta blight in chickpea by cultivar selection and fungicide application; McKay (North Central REC)/Eriksmoen (Hettinger REC)

Evaluation of dry bean breeding lines for Sclerotinia susceptibility; Rasmussen (Plant Pathology)/Grafton (Plant Sciences)

Field pea fungicides for powdery mildew management

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

Influence of field pea seed treatments on root rot and nodulation; Halley (Langdon REC/Halvorson (North Central REC)/Bradley (Plant Pathology)

Flax seed treatment evaluation; Bradley (Plant Pathology)/Halley (Langdon REC)

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

Evaluation of biological control agents for sunflower head rot; TJ Technologies

Evaluation of fungicides for control of Sclerotinia head rot in confection sunflowers; BASF

Evaluation of sunflower germplasm for susceptibility to Sclerotinia stalk rot; Gulya (USDA-ARS)

Evaluation of Anthracnose management with fungicides in lupin

HRS wheat variety response to foliar fungicides Carrington and Dazey

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

Evaluation of fungicides for leaf rust control in spring wheat

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

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

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

Fungicide evaluation, impact of carrier volume on Fusarium control in spring wheat; Valent

Fungicide evaluation for leaf disease control in spring wheat; BASF

Fungicide management of leaf and head diseases in spring wheat; Bayer CropScience

Fungicide sequential applications for Fusarium control in durum; Bayer CropScience

Fusarium fungicide evaluation, impact of fungicide ratios in durum; Bayer CropScience

Onion disease management; Hatterman-Valenti (Plant Science)

Wheat fungicide evaluation of Quilt and Tilt; Syngenta


Weed Science Research

Evaluation of herbicide tolerance and weed control in field pea; BASF/USDA-CSREES

Clearfield sunflower response to herbicide x insecticides; BASF

Crop response and weed control in Clearfield sunflower; BASF

Evaluation of herbicides for foxtail control in HRS wheat (2); Howatt (Plant Science)/Syngenta

Onion weed control; Hatterman-Valenti (Plant Science)