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Row Crop Tour Set for September 3





Farmers, crop advisers and agricultural industry representatives will have an opportunity to view field research trials and receive production recommendations on corn, dry edible beans and soybeans at a row crop field tour on Thursday, Sept. 3, at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center.

This year’s event will have two parts: a one-hour, white mold management tour beginning at 3:15 p.m. and the main tour at 4:30.

The 3:15 p.m. tour will provide a review of current research and recommendations for managing white mold (Sclerotinia) in dry beans, soybeans and sunflowers. Topics will include:

* Balancing soybean plant populations and row spacing for white mold management and soybean yield

* Irrigation management in fields where white mold is a constraint

* Optimizing fungicide application timing

* Prospects for improving fungicide coverage and white mold disease control through the use of drop nozzles

Topics for the 4:30 main tour include:

* Corn plant populations and nutrient management

* Dry bean plant establishment and nutrient management

* Soybean variety selection and planting dates

* An overview of disease management in dry beans and soybeans, with an emphasis on white mold and soybean cyst nematode

Tour speakers are NDSU Extension Service and research agronomists Greg Endres, Hans Kandel, Mike Ostlie and Blaine Schatz; and plant pathologists Michael Wunsch, Sam Markell, Michael Schaefer and Suanne Kallis.

Participants are encouraged to attend both tours. If choosing to attend only the main tour, please be present at the Carrington center by 4:15 p.m. because tour wagons will leave for the field promptly at 4:30 p.m.

A supper sponsored by associated North Dakota commodity organizations will follow the main tour.

Four continuing education credits will be available for certified crop advisers participating in the event.

Additional information about the tour is available from the Carrington center at (701) 652-2951 or

Area Specialist, Cropping Systems


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