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Northwest ND (07/11/19)

Information from the Northwest region of North Dakota.

The Williston Research Extension Center dryland field day is Wednesday, July 10th and everyone is welcome. Attendees can pick either the dryland agronomy or horticulture tour. Featured topics on the dryland tour include soil acidification in no-till, a plant pathology research update, and dryland soybean management. The dryland tour will conclude with the ground breaking for a new seed cleaning facility on site. The horticulture tour will include a walking tour of the All-American Selections garden and a discussion of house plant care. Both tours start at 3:45 pm followed by a steak and lamb supper at 7:00 pm. The Nesson Valley irrigated tour is on Thursday, July 11th 9:00 am to noon followed by a hamburger lunch. Tour highlights include weed management, demonstrations of herbicide injury on crops, and high tunnel research. The Nesson Valley site is 23 miles east of Williston on Highway 1804.

With scattered rain showers moving through the area over the past week and periods of higher humidity, growers have started spraying chickpea for ascochyta blight. Growers with durum or spring wheat varieties susceptible to scab (Fusarium head blight) are advised to keep an eye on their fields and spray for scab if needed. Remember, spraying a little late (3-7 days after flowering has started) is more effective than spraying too early (prior to flowering).

 

Clair Keene

Extension Cropping Systems Specialist

NDSU Williston Research Extension Center

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