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Spring Has Sprung and A New Cycle Is Starting at the CREC


It’s time to begin again. Each program at the CREC has been busy this winter completing projects and analyzing data from the past growing season. But as the daylight lengthens and the sunshine warms the soil it’s time to finish plans for #plant16.


The agronomy scientists, specialists and technicians are busy collecting soil samples for nutrient analysis, packaging seed and finishing plans for the 300+ research trials that will be planted this spring. Meanwhile, the Seedstocks program is finalizing fertility plans and field seed placement.

The Northern Hardy Fruits Evaluation Project has been pruning plants and assessing winter damage.


Spring is not just a time for plants around the Center, it’s also time for a new calf crop! Calving of our 100 head cow herd has begun and the next generation is looking good. The Livestock Unit technicians selflessly check the cows 24 hours a day until calving is done and are on deck to aid a difficult birth if necessary. 


As we transition from winter to spring, we are also transitioning into a new year of Center Points. We appreciate you following us for the past 2 years and are excited to continue sharing for the next 52 weeks. We enjoy your feedback and welcome you to communicate with us anytime via phone (701) 652-2951 or email.

We wish you a productive spring and a prosperous #grow16 season.

Area Extension Specialist
Livestock Environmental Management  

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