NUSUN SUNFLOWER SHOW FIELD EXPO AT CARRINGTON ON AUGUST 29

 

Sunflower growers are invited to attend the NuSun Show Field Expo on Tuesday, August 29. The event will begin at 8:30 a.m. at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center (located 3.5 miles north of Carrington on Hwy 281) with tours starting at 9 a.m. Participants will be able to attend three concurrent tours including NuSun hybrids, confection hybrids and herbicides, and NDSU sunflower production research trials. The main focus of the Expo will be the NuSun tour, in which representatives from 10 seed companies will discuss over 50 NuSun hybrids on exhibit. The second tour will allow participants to view and hear discussion on confection hybrids from six seed companies and on herbicide options from three crop protection companies. The third tour will provide an overview of NDSU sunflower production research: hybrid performance including Clearfield tolerant, weed management, sunflower disease survey, hybrid screening for sclerotinia tolerance,  sclerotinia management, downy mildew seed treatment, stem weevil traps, sunflower response to boron, and sunflower population and row spacing. Additional exhibits, refreshments, and a complementary noon meal will be available. Hosts of the event include the National Sunflower Association, ND Oilseed Council, NDSU, and numerous agri-businesses.

 

WINTER RYE VARIETY PERFORMANCE, CARRINGTON, 1997-2000.

 

Cultivar

Grain yield (bushels/acre)

Test weight (lb/bushel)

 

2000

1997-2000

1997-2000

AC Rifle

50.7

39.8

51.7

Dacold

68.4

54.9

50.2

Musketeer

72.3

54.4

53.8

Prima

63.2

55.1

53.4

LSD (0.05)

11.9

 

 

 

BARLEY VARIETY PERFORMANCE (dryland and irrigated), CARRINGTON, 1998-2000.

 

Cultivar

Grain yield

(bushels/acre)

Test weight (lb/bushel)

Plump

(%)

Protein (%)

 

2000

1999-2000

1998-2000

Six-row

Drummond

66.5

73.7

83.7

47.5

72.8

13.4

Excel

78.1

85.6

89.6

47.0

64.9

13.2

Foster

72.5

80.3

88.2

46.2

72.0

13.1

Lacey

80.2

83.0

-

MNBrite

72.6

81.1

84.5

48.2

76.3

14.3

Morex

62.0

71.5

73.3

44.9

55.6

14.2

Robust

71.0

80.3

85.9

48.3

75.8

13.7

Stander

80.1

82.9

87.6

47.3

77.8

13.2

Two-row

Bowman

59.6

65.1

69.6

47.9

73.7

13.9

Conlon

72.0

78.8

77.6

48.5

83.4

13.5

Harrington

43.5

58.1

63.6

44.7

55.5

14.2

Logan

69.8

74.8

81.2

49.2

75.7

13.8

Merit

65.0

72.6

-

Stark

66.5

76.9

83.4

48.9

74.0

13.6