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Row Crop Tour Set for Aug. 29


Farmers, crop advisers and agricultural industry representatives are invited to view field research trials and receive production recommendations on corn, soybeans and dry edible beans at the annual row crop field tour on Thursday, Aug. 29, at North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center. Registration (with refreshments) will start at 4 p.m. and include exhibits of palmer amaranth and other pigweed species.

Questions that will be answered during the tour include:

  • Will our corn crop reach maturity before frost and are there late-season management strategies to help preserve grain yield?
  • What can we do now to aid in selecting the best soybean varieties to grow in 2020?
  • When is the best time to terminate rye when grown as a cover crop with pinto bean?
  • What fall-seeded cover crops are safe to grow after previously applied soybean herbicides that have soil residual?
  • Is spray droplet size or sprayer boom height important determinants of the effectiveness of foliar fungicides against white mold in dry beans and soybeans?
  • Is it possible to increase forage quantity or quality if additional crops are grown with corn?

The tour will begin promptly at 4:30 and will include the following topics:

  • Late-season corn and soybean plant development and management
  • Soybean variety selection tips
  • Research update on cover crops for soybeans and dry beans, with emphasis on winter rye
  • White mold management in soybeans: Impact of soybean plant susceptibility and maturity; and spray droplet size, sprayer boom height, and application methods for fungicide efficacy
  • White mold management in dry beans: Impact of fungicide spray droplet size, and row spacing and seeding rate
  • Multi-cropping with corn

Tour speakers include NDSU Extension and North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station agronomists Hans Kandel, Joel Ransom, Greg Endres and Mike Ostlie; and Michael Wunsch, plant pathologist.

A supper will follow the tour sponsored by North Dakota commodity organizations: ND Corn Utilization Council, ND Soybean Council and Northarvest Bean Growers Association.

Continuing education credits in crop and pest management will be available for certified crop advisers participating in the event.

For more information about the tour, call the Carrington center at 701-652-2951 or visit its website at


Greg Endres

Extension Specialist/ Agronomy

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