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ISSUE 15  August 10, 2000

 

Editor’s Note: we will have a one weeks break in the NDSU Crop and Pest Report. The
next and final issue will be prepared August 24, 2000.

 

OAKES IRRIGATION SITE FIELD DAY IS AUGUST 15

    The Oakes Irrigation Site, a cooperative venture between North Dakota State University and the
Garrison Diversion Conservancy District, will hold its annual field day Aug. 15 at the site located four
miles south of Oakes on State Highway 1.

    The day's program will feature a morning field crops tour and an afternoon tour devoted to
vegetable crops.

    The morning tour will start at 9:20 a.m. with a presentation on weed control in corn, soybean and
potato by NDSU weed specialist Richard Zollinger. Tom Scherer, irrigation specialist at NDSU,
will discuss irrigation system maintenance. Plant breeder Ted Helms will give an update on soybean
varieties, including the new Natto soybean. Weed scientist Cal Messersmith will discuss weed
control in edible beans, and Marcelo Carena, the new corn breeder at NDSU, will give an
update on corn hybrids. A sponsored meal will be served at noon.

    The afternoon tour will start at 1 p.m. with a presentation on weed control in onions and carrots by
Richard Greenland, supervisor of the Oakes site, who will also give an update on sweet corn varieties
and discuss growing carrots on beds vs. on flat ground. Rudy Radke, extension high value crops
specialist, will discuss marketing vegetables, and NDSU horticulturist Ron Smith will give a presentation
on growing herbs.

    For more information contact Richard Greenland at (701) 742-2189.

 


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