ISSUE 14 August 27, 2009
CARRINGTON RESEARCH EXTENSION CENTER ROW CROP FIELD TOUR SCHEDULED FOR SEPT. 9
The NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center row crop field tour is scheduled for Wednesday, September 9.
The sunflower and dry bean tour will begin at 3 p.m. Participants will be able to view sunflower hybrids and dry bean varieties being tested at the Carrington REC. Disease issues to be discussed are sunflower and dry bean rust management and sunflower hybrid screening for tolerance to sclerotinia (middle stalk and head rot). Also, there will be a review of the dry bean growing season and future production issues.
The corn and soybean tour will begin at 5 p.m. Tour participants will hear presentations and be able to view research trials on soybean varieties, crop establishment and plant nutrition, plus insect management (including soybean aphid, spider mites and sunflower head-infesting insects). Discussion during the corn session will include late-season plant development, a review of production research trials and pending management challenges with harvest and storage.
Refreshment and meal sponsors are the North Dakota Soybean Council and Growers Association, National Sunflower Association, and North Dakota Corn Growers Association and Utilization Council. Each organization has been invited to provide brief updates on its activities during supper.
Four continuing education credits (3 credits for crop management and 1 credit for pest management) will be available for certified crop advisers.
Additional information about the tour is available from the Carrington REC at (701) 652-2951 or on the Web at www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/carringt/.