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Field Day 2018!


Next week, on Tuesday, July 17, we host our Annual Field Day – a giant showcase of variety trials, breeding (crops AND livestock), research trials, production practices, fruit trees and shrubs, and an opportunity for you to look around the Carrington Research Extension Center.

Along with specialists and researchers from the NDSU campus and our fellow REC’s across the state, we are prepared to demonstrate and discuss our research with you.

Choose from one of four morning tours:

  1. Crop Varieties and Research Review:  Spring wheat, dry bean, soybean, corn, and pulse crops.
  2. Livestock Production Review:  Artificial insemination, summer projects, manure compost, Dakota Feeder Calf Show, Beef Quality Assurance, use of growth promoters, and pregnancy ultrasound demo.
  3. Organic Production Review: Ancient grains, oats, barley, field pea, and intercropping systems.
  4. Northern Hardy Fruit Project: Orchard tour with special emphasis on aronia establishment.

Join us for a free lunch at noon.

Afternoon events include a second ride on the tour wagons to investigate cover crops and intercropping, and practical applications for UAVs.  Plant pathology conversations will include row spacing and plant population for white mold management, fungicide resistance in field pea and lentil, and droplet size and canopy coverage to control white mold.

Two special fruit events are also scheduled for the afternoon:  Iowa aronia specialist Dave Vander Werf will talk about aronia sales and marketing, followed by “Maintaining a Vineyard,” part two of the three-part series “Growing Grapes in North Dakota” sponsored by the North Central Research Extension Center. 

All of these events are free and open to the public.  Visitors are welcome to walk the CREC grounds, especially to view approximately 60 live specimens in our Weed Arboretum or to check out the 40 labeled tree varieties on our grounds.

We begin at 9:00 a.m. with a welcome from CREC director, Blaine Schatz.  Lunch is at noon, and afternoon events resume at 1:00 p.m.

We hope to see you on July 17.

Grab a seat on one of the CREC's Annual Field Day Tours on Tuesday, July 17.

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